Wear-At-Home Style Files: Colorful Sweaters

Women's wear at home sweaters. Colorful & comfortable sweaters to wear now and later. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

While we often think of style in terms of what we wear out in the world and for social interaction, I think that how we dress “when no one’s looking” can be just as important. What we choose to wear is a message we send to ourselves about our needs, values, attitudes, and self-worth. So even though we may be staying home and avoiding social situations, we can still use style as a touchpoint.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be focusing on clothing that’s comfortable enough to wear at home now, and put-together enough to wear out later.

Wear At Home Clothes: Sweaters

For this edition of the Wear-At-Home Style Files, I’ve pulled together some cozy, colorful sweaters. Even though we’re a few days from the official start of Spring, it’s been chilly and damp here. Most days I’ve been wearing a lightweight cashmere pullover at home. (For those of you in warmer climates, next week I’ll feature some warm weather tops.)

And I’ve focused on colorful options, as I find color is such a mood-lifter.

Cashmere & Wool

J.Crew crewneck striped cashmere sweater. Details and more colorful sweaters at une femme d'un certain age.

So let’s start with some cashmere, shall we? J.Crew just dropped some new styles, and in some excellent colors. I have this striped one on order to try in two of the new colorways. It’s offered in sizes XX-Small to 3X.

J.Crew everyday cashmere crewneck in Blade Green. Details and more wear at home clothes at une femme d'un certain age.

I now have this sweater in four colors, and it’s the one I wear most often. I’m really tempted by the Blade Green color, too…

J.Crew cashmere tee with lemon print. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

When the weather starts to warm up, a cashmere tee can be an excellent layering piece. Love the cheerful lemon print on this one! (There are also versions in Cherry print, and Orange print.)

Lands' End cashmere tee in cherry red. Details and more wear at home clothes at une femme d'un certain age.

Lands’ End also does some good cashmere. This tee is offered in what looks to be a cool-ish red, as well as some neutrals.

Talbots v-neck cashmere tunic in aqua blue. Details and more wear at home clothes at une femme d'un certain age.

This v-neck cashmere tunic is offered in Misses, Petites, and Plus sizes, and in several colors.

J.Crew Margot merino sweater in mint. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Merino wool is another favorite of mine (excellent for travel once we’re back to it), and this sweater is SO good. It’s lightweight, not oversized but not too fitted, and soft, not scratchy. In sizes XX-Small to 3X, and some good neutrals too.

Everlane cotton-merino sweater in Marigold. Details and more wear at home clothes at une femme d'un certain age.

Everlane just added these cotton-merino sweaters to their lineup. I love this Marigold color, and the Rose Blossom is also very pretty.

Wool-Free Options

Velvet by Graham & Spencer dusty pink cotton sweater. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Here’s a 100% cotton sweater in a very pretty rose pink.

Eileen Fisher organic cotton and linen blend sweater. Details and more wear at home clothes at une femme d'un certain age.

Here’s an organic cotton and linen sweater in a gorgeous blue. (Winters, I think this one’s for you.)

Talbots button cuff sweater in coral. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

The button cuffs are a nice detail on this cotton-blend sweater. Offered in Misses, Petites, Plus, and Plus Petites, and lots of colors.

J.Jill linen-cotton sweater in deep green. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Another nice option for those who prefer darker, deeper colors. This cotton-linen blend sweater will also look great come Autumn. Offered in Misses, Petite, Plus, and Tall sizes, and in several other colors too.

Madewell cotton blend cardigan in soft rose. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Here’s an easy, lightweight cardigan for those fluctuating temperature situations.

Lands End cotton cardigan in bright pink. Details and more wear at home clothes at une femme d'un certain age.

This cotton cardigan (Plus) has functional pockets and is offered in several colors (and neutrals). Misses/Petites/Tall sizes, too.

More Wear-At-Home Sweaters…

The Good News…

I think it can be easy to get bogged down in all of the bad news, so for the next few weeks, I’ll try to regularly share links to articles that are inspiring, uplifting, or just fun.

Stay in touch.

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24 Comments

  1. Lorraine
    March 19, 2020 / 2:40 am

    Love the suggestion for virtual museum tours which I have forwarded to my family who could ‘take the children to the museum’ while they are out of school.
    Off to get out my red sweater to wear today!

  2. Marysue
    March 19, 2020 / 3:57 am

    Thank you for such good ideas, but most appreciated is when you bring attention to colors that would work with Winters!

  3. Diane B
    March 19, 2020 / 4:25 am

    Thanks for pointing out that just because no one sees me I should still wear uplifting clothes. I will get out the pretty sweaters and tops to cheer me up. Make up as well and earrings could help. I like the idea of the feel good articles as well.

  4. Diane B
    March 19, 2020 / 4:28 am

    P.S. Susan, perhaps you could show us the gamine edge as I still like to see what others are suggested since I am a soft classic/feminine romantic type. Thanks

  5. Margee
    March 19, 2020 / 5:06 am

    Thank you, Susan, for providing a bright spot in my day! Please continue. Currently, I’m confined to scrubs, but look forward to the time when I can “dress for work” in a more playful and expressive way.

  6. Kirst E Brenman
    March 19, 2020 / 5:54 am

    Great idea, Susan! Our daily lives have definitely slowed down, but we’re still following a schedule and have some online meetings to participate in. Thank you for the cheerful and upbeat ideas!

  7. March 19, 2020 / 5:58 am

    really beautiful sweaters for wearing at home. however, I live in sunny Florida and I am wearing tee shirts and shorts already! ha ha

  8. Marta Suarez
    March 19, 2020 / 6:05 am

    I got out my pajamas immediately. many thanks Susan.

  9. March 19, 2020 / 6:14 am

    Thank g-d for color. I walked into some stores over the past few weeks and just went “UGH” at all the muted pastels, which do not work for me. JJill dropped their new collection and there’s so much vivid blue and green that my heart sang.

    Of course, I don’t buy anything until they hit the clearance rack so it’ll be a month or two out before I buy anything. 😀

  10. Sal
    March 19, 2020 / 6:20 am

    I wanted to encourage you today, Susan. I ALWAYS find your posts inspiring, uplifting, and fun. Yours are one of the very few I look for daily in my inbox. I am 67, 5’10”, possibly a bohemian adventuressse, and uncertain of my season – yet your warm gamine spring looks both interest and inspire me. I have no problem translating them into possibilities for me. I began loving your blog for your travel posts, and I especially like photos of you, regardless whether a pro took them or you did on your charming sidewalk. Do continue with the sidewalk photos! Never doubt how wonderful it is to see and read your take. I have never posted a response here before, but I thought this would be the time to let you know that fashion, like all arts and crafts, is important for quality of life. Thankyou and all the best to you!

  11. March 19, 2020 / 6:47 am

    Such a great selection! I adore the turquoise J Crew one with red stripes… my fave colour combo ever. I need a few good WFH choices right now, the yoga gear isn’t quite cutting it! xx

  12. Barb
    March 19, 2020 / 7:19 am

    I now have four colors (I’m a winter) of the Land’s End cotton cardigan and can attest to the quality for the very reasonable price, especially with their constant “sales.” Also, I’m always on the hunt for hip-length petite v- or scoop-neck sweaters that don’t cling but aren’t boxy and come in my winter colors. A unicorn, for sure!

    Thank you for continuing to brighten my day!

    • Book Goddess
      March 19, 2020 / 8:10 am

      You might like the “Solid V-Neck Top” from Chico’s. It is not a sweater but a substantial tee with 3/4 sleeves. Right now they have black and navy for sure which would suit a winter, but hopefully it will come out in more colors as it is very popular.

      • Barb
        March 19, 2020 / 8:38 am

        Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll take a look!

  13. Katrinka
    March 19, 2020 / 7:51 am

    Susan, I loved the story about the man who cleaned up the beach in India. The world needs more people like that. What a great story. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Eileen
    March 19, 2020 / 8:09 am

    Thanks, keep going… we need you right now. I’m also interested in knowing more about gamine style, I’m a summer, but I was told I have a gamine “upper body” , funny comment, but I guess, tops/ jackets is the thought.

  15. Mary Ann
    March 19, 2020 / 8:52 am

    In response to your blog the other day stating that you thought it was important to continue sending out info on style, beauty and lifestyle in spite of the virus pandemic, I want to say thank you. Reading your blog always brings me happiness. I love your style of writing, the info you impart, and your great photos. Very fun!!! Thank you for currently focusing on the subject of looking nice while being confined to our homes. It is a philosophy I have always followed as it simply makes me feel better no matter what is going on.

  16. Téa
    March 19, 2020 / 9:04 am

    Bless you, Susan! Another hope-filled post! I’d love to add that the Metropolitan Opera is live streaming a new opera ever night at EST 7:30 pm…a new diversion in these strange days! http://www.metopera.org

  17. March 19, 2020 / 9:42 am

    I spent yesterday afternoon switching my winter wardrobe for my summer wardrobe. It’s nice to say hello to some favorite old friends! I’m saying a fond farewell to a few (should be more) and incorporating a few new purchases. I’ve never had a light weight merino wool sweater, so ordered one at a good price from JJill. It arrived yesterday and has tiny self-covered buttons on the sleeves. I will certainly be wearing it, even if just around the house when I’m not cleaning out closets and doing yardwork. Thanks for the great suggestions!!

  18. Kay
    March 19, 2020 / 12:45 pm

    Since all it does is rain here in southern California, I need a new sweatshirt. I’m going to go on the online hunt for something colorful.

  19. Lagatta de Montréal
    March 19, 2020 / 5:51 pm

    Susan, I don’t understand why getting away from Parisian chic or boho black has to mean such loud colours. The only garment I’d wear among this selection is the forest green top, and I already have a long-sleeved and short-sleeved tee in those colours.

  20. March 19, 2020 / 10:07 pm

    I really like the model wearing the marigold sweater. She’s my age! Yay!

  21. Maria
    March 19, 2020 / 11:30 pm

    Thank you for providing some valuable relief from the crisis. Your perspective is very sound – if we’re to stay home more, we need to do what we can to keep up our spirits. Perhaps it’s your personal interpretation of Keep Calm and Carry On

  22. Coach Laura
    March 22, 2020 / 10:54 am

    Thanks Susan. Great posts this week. I ordered the Talbots cashmere v-neck tunic in the wonderful Tanzanite Blue that is my Summer color. It has good reviews and is on sale for $79.99 hooray! The lighter colors are said to be too thin to wear without an underlayer so instead of the light aqua I got the blue. It looks like just the thing to wear here in Seattle when I work from home the next two (I hope – only 2) months.

    I hope you and your family stay well Susan – and to all the readers stay safe!

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