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Apr 23, 2021

Lightweight Sweater for Spring Weather with Black Ponte Pants and a Trench Coat / Fashion Over Forty

 Hello and welcome! 

While we had a few summery warm days in April, most days were chilly enough where a spring sweater was definitely needed, as well as a jacket. For today's "Fashion Over Forty" post I'm styling a  favorite spring sweater. 

I've really enjoyed my minimal wardrobe I keep in my closet for each season and think most items in my closet mix and match. This striped spring sweater is definitely one of those items. In fact I wanted to share another look with the same sweater but white jeans, but I never got around to having  another set of pictures taken. 

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In a recent post I shared an outfit where I dressed down my trench coat by wearing it with blue jeans and sneakers, today I've dressed it up a bit by wearing block heel pumps and black pants. 

Yeah, I always feel kind of silly when walking in heels on grass for a picture, but I like a pretty backdrop for my photos so I deal with it. 

I love this light ivory colored trench coat for spring. As mentioned in previous posts, it was a hand me down from my sister from Germany. 

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This pretty lightweight sweater was purchased from LOFT a couple of years ago. I love these colors especially for spring and I love the double V-neck feature.

Find Lightweight Sweaters here:

Below are snapshots of current lightweight sweater favorites from LOFT.

This one come in several pretty spring colors and is currently 50% off with code: SUNNY
And how fun is this Dip Dye sweater!! Use code: SUNNY for an extra 60% off.


Also liking this 100% cotton sweater for  its pretty color and comfy weekend look. 60% off with Code: SUNNY

This top is not actually a sweater but a mixed media blouse and it caught my attention. 60% off with code: SUNNY

My particular sweater features a double v- neck and you can see it in the photo below. 

My black pants are the same pair of Ponte Knit pants I wore on our road trip to Milwaukee in winter. I do like them styled so much better with a heel instead of winter boots, but they are so perfect for a long car ride (any any other type of travel) due to the Ponte Knit material so I had decided to wear them with boots on that trip. 

This specific pair is old (from White House Black Market) and no longer available, but I did see several options at Nordstrom Rack and many choices at Nordstrom. I love that these types of pants are as comfortable as Yoga pants but are actually "dress pants". They are especially recommended for travel as you can travel comfortably but still arrive at your destination perfectly dressed.
My particular pair comes with real pockets front and back as well as a traditional zipper, some Ponte Knit pants come with faux pockets, side zipper or are pull on. Personally I prefer the traditional 5 pocket/zipper style.

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Suzy, The Grey Brunette said...

I love that lightweight sweater - the fact it has a v-neck at the back as well as the font is super cute!
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Have a fabulous weekend!
Suzy xx

Jennifer said...

I love your coat!!

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Joanne said...

I really like that your sweater has a vneck in the back too.

the 4 M's said...

Beautiful backdrop! I like the pastel spring colors of your sweater. A nice way to be warm but springy.

Mica said...

I love the pastel spring colours in this outfit - and the pretty backdrop! :) the striped top and trench are so perfect together and the black pants are a classic :)

Hope that you are having a nice weekend! It's a long weekend here :)

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Amy Johnson said...

Such a great sweater for spring and I love that trench!

Life's a shoe said...

You look so chic! I love your coat and your sweater!

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R's Rue said...

Love the look.

mummabstylish said...

Simply elegant, love your jacket. Thanks for sharing with #chicandstylish today. x

Lovely said...

Beautiful sweater and I love the contrast of it with those black pants. Cool outfit!

Shelbee on the Edge said...

Ellie, this is such a pretty outfit for Spring. I love pairing pastels with black and the trench coat is the perfect topper for this sophisticated look. Thanks for linking with me!