One of my latest OBSESSIONS is what I like to refer to as the "GRANDPA" sweater. It's been a go-to piece for me because it is insanely warm/comfortable and goes with just about anything. I scored this one at my local salvation army for only $2 (can someone say DEAL?!) The patter has a lot of character...more than any solid color would have on its own, so all you have to do is toss it over your tee+jeans and your ready to go.
If you are skeptical about the "grandpa" look because you feel like it might make you look a bit dated, consider tossing in some more youthful edge. Here I've chosen a basic baseball cap and/or some round frame sunglasses (who says you can't wear sunglasses with a sweater as long as there's bit of sun out?) By the way, both accessories cost me only $1 a piece (did I mention I love a good bargain?)
I think this is the beginning of a new sweater collection :)