22 Days of Spring Fashion: Striped Sweater Outfit

Greetings, friends! Happy Thursday and happy first day of March! BUT… today is not JUST the first day of March; it is also the first of 22 Days of Spring Fashion!!!

I’m excited to team up with Cindy Spivey once again to bring you a new spring outfit every weekday during the month of March, and I’m launching the series with this cheery striped sweater outfit.

Spring striped sweater outfit for women over 40 featuring Madewell 9

I was drawn to this sweater immediately when I saw it online. There’s just something about navy and orange and pink on an off-white knit that feels decidedly spring-like, but it also provides enough warmth to be comfortable for our chilly early spring weather.

Spring striped sweater outfit for women over 40 featuring Madewell 9

I was pleased when it arrived to find out the fit was relaxed but not oversized at all. It doesn’t require shapewear, but it also isn’t baggy. The length is also nice for most body types.

It’s not super heavy so I can see wearing it with shorts or capris when it gets a bit warmer, but for today’s post I wore it with distressed skinnies and white mules.

Spring striped sweater outfit for women over 40 featuring Madewell 9

I also love how these coral drop earrings add a pop of color to the look, and they are especially cute with this sweater as they draw out some of the colors of the stripes.

Spring striped sweater outfit for women over 40 featuring Madewell 9

In my opinion, mules are the easiest way to update your spring wardrobe.

I’ve been kind of overwhelmed lately, to be honest, with how to style the new trends and how to look current wearing some of my old favorites. Loafers or mules, or in this case loafer-mules, seem to be the easiest way to make a simple sweater and jeans look up to date and modern.

Spring striped sweater outfit for women over 40 featuring Madewell 9

I found these mules at T.J.Maxx but they’re no longer available so I’ll link to some other options below.

Spring striped sweater outfit for women over 40 featuring Madewell 9

These jeans are Madewell’s 9″ high-rise skinny jeans in allegra wash: rip and repair edition. Phew, that’s a mouthful! I like them a lot, they’re very comfortable, and the wash looks really good.

Spring striped sweater outfit for women over 40 featuring Madewell 9

They have a nice fit, and they’re very comfortable to wear. They stretch out some but don’t get too baggy. The raw hem is on trend, and the lighter mid-wash is nice for this time of year. It pairs well with white and the pastels that are trending.

Spring striped sweater outfit for women over 40 featuring Madewell 9

This ivory saddle bag is old, so I’ll link to some newer styles below. I really love a white or ivory bag for spring. I’ve had a lot of people express concern over them getting dirty, but I’ve had this bag going on three years now, and it hardly shows any wear and tear.

Of course it occasionally gets smudged or marked, but most wipe off easily with dish soap and a white paper towel.

Spring striped sweater outfit for women over 40 featuring Madewell 9

This exactly the type of outfit I live in this time of year. I’ve been swapping out my heaviest wool sweaters for lighter cotton ones like this, and mules or ballet flats have all but replaced my winter boots.

I was also excited to bring this white bag down from the attic. Nowadays I see women carrying white bags all year ’round, but I still enjoy putting mine away for a while. It’s more fun to use it again when I’ve taken a break.

I think a lot of people feel this way about white jeans, which I understand. I’m excited to get those back into my outfit rotation too! In fact, stay tuned for tomorrow’s post featuring a casual weekend outfit with white jeans!

Spring striped sweater outfit for women over 40 featuring Madewell 9

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Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the spring outfit she’s styling today.

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