There’s only one way to wear jumpers right now and that’s oversized and chunky. Tuck then in, wear them loose, push the sleeves up… just don’t turn the heating up!!
Chunky knits are a great outdoor solution in the current, changeable temperatures. You can throw them over an outfit, in place of a coat. A chunky knit will keep you cosy in the chilly mornings, then come the afternoon you can strip off, and reach for it once again as the evening draws in.
And of course chunky knits will continue to come in handy as the temperatures drop further and a warm, cosy layer under your coat becomes a necessity.
Styling a chunky knit, however, needs careful attention; as you want to avoid looking too bulky and well, chunky!!
1) Over a dress
A chunky knit looks great over the top of a dress and tones-down the look, therefore adding another style option. I personally feel slightly dressed-up in a dress, but if I wear one with a chunky knit then I immediately feel more casual.
2) With skinny trews
Proportion is key. If you have a large bulky top half, contrasting with an elongated, slim lower half will flatter. Skinny, coated jeans or slim, cigarette-style pants will make your chunky knit the centre piece. Plus, a longer chunky knit is a fabulous style option for those us who are conscious of waistlines.
3) With a skirt
Either tuck your chunky knit into a skirt or opt for a boxy style, shorter knit. Alternatively, wear a longer knit with a midi-skirt – creating a silhouette that lends itself to the 1930s. A chunky knit also looks great with a shorter-length skirt as it keeps the proportions in check. I love the contrast of a chunky knit with a leather-look, short(ish) skirt – but I would firmly opt for opaque tights if I chose this look!
Here’s some shopping suggestions and ideas on what to wear with a chunky knit:
Jumper: H&M £59, Skirt: M&S £36.50
I hope I have provided some shopping inspiration plus some ideas on how to wear your chunky knits. It’s definitely worth playing around with different styles of knits, skirts, dresses and trousers to see which pairings work best for you and your body shape. For further inspiration, please check out my Pinterest Board: Chunky Knits.
Please do let me know what you think!
Until next time!