The layering, the boots… when it comes to fashion, sweater weather may be the most exciting time of the year. They pack a punch as they help us layer with ease, feel oh so cozy and protect us from the cold. And the sweater of the moment is one that’s never far from style. We see it reemerge in a big way every few years but, truthfully, it’s always a savvy sartorial option: the chunky sweater.
Chunky sweaters marched down the runways on high heeled models in an array of colors, fabrics and silhouettes from Gucci to Isabel Marant. Many were show stoppers but it’s up to you to decide just how voluminous or dramatic you’d like to go. They work for everyone because you can easily translate the trend to complement your personal style or the occasion. Choose from sumptuous fabrics like cashmere and merino wool and styles from pull-overs to long and chunky dusters. Go for a classic like a chunky cable-knit sweater or one touched by fantasy with the addition of pearlettes or other adornments.
How to Wear It
Wear an exaggerated shoulder style with skinny jeans and booties for a balanced silhouette. Or, look for a shoulder-revealing design on a more oversized sweater to feel elegant and embody effortless sexy. If you still feel like you’re drowning in fabric, think about balance. Wear a super chunky sweater with a mini so you don’t feel so overwhelmed beneath all of those knits.
Are you looking for something a little more eclectic? Pair your sweater with glamorous fabrics and accessories or play with textures. We love sweaters styled with shiny, pleated midi or maxi skirts in opulent materials. Feeling creative? Opt for an extra long sleeved version. You can even wear one over a cocktail dress, belted at the waist to emphasize your figure while making a huge style statement and staying warm.
Feel cozy and confident, look fabulously playful or sophisticated and enjoy this trend through the spring.