I love walking to class when the campus is covered in a new layer of snow. But the truth is, when the temperatures hit single digits, most want to just bundle up and hibernate away. With this winter season’s trend of chunky knits we have a way to face the bitter winds in style. Everything on the runway was covered in big, textured, chunky stitches. The best part about over-sized knits is that they can be super exaggerated and luxurious at the same time.
This Fashionista shows us one of the several ways to wear a cozy knit. She is wearing a black chunky knit cardigan over a black top and leggings. Cozy knits, whether they be sweaters, cardigans, or dresses, have an inherently lazy feel. So, pair them with tight skinny jeans or leggings to streamline the look. You don’t want to add too much bulk and look sloppy. This Fashionista completes her chic look with a pair of Frye motorcycle boots. Motorcycle boots like these, or trendy lace up boots will add some edge to your cozy ensemble.
Hint: Who said you can only wear one knit? I love how this Fashionista has layered her chunky sweater with a thick knit wool scarf. I say, double up on knits for twice the cozy fun. Layering big textures like knits, wools or tweeds will give your look interest and keep you extra warm.
Sweater weather is absolutely here, and for the time being, it’s here to stay. Aside from outerwear, sweaters are the single most important piece of cold weather clothing in our wardrobes. I mean, the term “sweater weather” was invented for the two final seasons of the year. Sure sweaters have the utilitarian purpose all clothes have of keeping us warm, protecting us from the elements, and avoiding a life of perpetual embarrassment, but like all other garments these knits have been perfectly stylized into an art form of their very own.
The sweater movement that is so right now, so to speak, is a “chunky knit”. But what exactly does chunky mean aside from being used to describe cookies or soups. A chunky knit, to me, is a knitted garment that takes pride in being knit. It’s time to push aside all of the demure, flimsy knits with miniscule gauges and celebrate decadent, rolling rows of plush fabric. Knitting is an art form and a central factor of a chunky knit is intricate, interesting patterns. Today's Fashionista’s cowl-neck knit is a perfect example of the sweaters that are all over runways right now.
The thick ribbing on the neck, sleeves, and bottom of the garment along with the intricate wave pattern of the body is what makes this a wonderful “chunky” example. She keeps the theme going with a pair of thick knee socks tucked into a rugged pair of boots. The knit socks work to make the ensemble a little more sweatery, for lack of a better term. So, like our fashionista, feel inclined this season to wear a bold, and comfy chunky knit.
Looking for a way to stay warm and stay chic? The current fashion forecast calls for trends highlighting the neck, but since the weather forecast calls for chilly temperatures and even some snow, it