Confession: I own way too many black pieces, from boots to sweaters to coats. The limit does not exist. You could say that I am the fashion cliché that relies upon a rotation of all-black outfits to get me through the fall and winter. And while I wouldn't say that I'm anti-color (in fact, I prefer it in the spring and summer), I will say that investing in colorful sweaters beyond neutrals wasn't ever really my thing. But as of late, I've felt compelled to change. In part, that's due to all the compelling color trends we've seen come off the runway, but it also has to do with all the chic bright sweaters on the market right now.
I can't scroll through Saks or Nordstrom without spotting at least one vibrantly tinted sweater that makes me stop mid-scroll and reconsider all my life choices on the spot. So I decided to round up the 40 best colorful sweaters on the market to show why I've suddenly changed my heart. If you're anti-color, too, be prepared to embrace the rainbow after you read this story.
Not a fan of grape-hued pieces? This chic sweater comes in five other colorways.
Imagine this vibrant green peaking out underneath a black wool coat.
Think of the purple and green stripes as a way to slowly embrace colored sweaters.
The infusion of brown stripes in this sweater makes embracing colors a little easier.
If this sweater can't make you love color, I don't know what will.
What better way to embrace color than with a color-blocked piece?
With saffron trending well into next year, this sweater is a safe long-term investment.
I'm obsessed with the colorful interwoven knitting on this sweater.
I could stare at the neckline on this sweater for days.
If you want to embrace colors within the realm of neutrals, this sweater is perfect for you.
Santa, if you're reading this, I'd like this sweater.
My jaw dropped when I first saw the ombré hue on this crew-neck knit.
What's wonderful about this green is that it goes well with just about anything.
Pale orange is the perfect color to transition from fall to winter to spring.
Winter always means less sunlight, so you might as well wear your dose of vitamin C.
Please take a moment to admire the cutouts on this sweater.
You can rest assured that this sweater is cozy, as it is made from wool and alpaca.
If it's not already clear, cobalt blue is trending right now.
Consider me a full convert to the colorful-sweater cause thanks to this Loewe find.
Jasmine Fox-Suliaman is a fashion editor living in New York City. What began as a hobby (blogging on Tumblr) transformed into a career dedicated to storytelling through various forms of digital media. She started her career at the print publication 303 Magazine, where she wrote stories, helped produce photo shoots, and planned Denver Fashion Week. After moving to Los Angeles, she worked as MyDomaine's social media editor until she was promoted to work across all of Clique's publications (MyDomaine, Byrdie, and Who What Wear) as the community manager. Over the past few years, Jasmine has worked on Who What Wear's editorial team, using her extensive background to champion rising BIPOC designers, weigh in on viral trends, and profile stars such as Janet Mock and Victoria Monét. She is especially interested in exploring how art, fashion, and pop culture intersect online and IRL.