One thing that women love about sweaters is their versatility. Sweaters can be layered with other chic staples or simply worn on its own. And when it comes to pulling off this fabulous fall winter must have, if last season bold sweaters and crazy printed styles were massive, today it’s more about pastels, plain colors, monochromatic sweaters, softer fabrics, muted colors (grey, whites, blues, pinks), with chunky, cable knit and fuzzy designs still running the show. Learn more style inspirations with the knit sweaters.
Echo the Sporty Chic Fun
What’s not to love? It’s a beautiful marriage of the sport and the fashion world. So, warm out the days and lend some edge to your casual bold sweater, and throw the winning combo of Sporty Chic style + comfort. The sporty-chic trend is all about a combination of sporty pieces like a baseball hat, sneakers, or even a pair of yoga pants with other chic pieces like skinny jeans, tank top, structured trench coat, and cozy knit sweater. Pull off your comfortable knit sweater and some tennis shoes or sneakers, and boom: You’re socially acceptable. To make its best, make sure your Chic is more than your Sport. Add a bit of style with a statement necklace, trendy items, or bright colored pieces, and you’re ready to rock the sporty-chic with a piece of sweater.
What Edgy Style Are You?
What edgy outfit iterations can you indulge in to take a break from the simple silhouettes that the knit sweater has been often associated with? Basically, dressing edgy shouldn’t make you look like every girl out there. So, dress your knit sweater with attitude and find your own style with some unique mix-and match. You can always try cozy layers, making a cozy look by pairing a cowl neck chunky sweater with bomber jacket, skinnies, and studded high sneakers. A dressy chunky sweater – can be fuzzy or bright colored one – can also look fabulous when tuck in a cool, chic bottom like tapered trousers or metallic mini skirt. Or, you can start investing in an edgy sweater to be paired with leather pants and strappy fringed heels for giving off a modern, urban vibe.
Office Wear Polished Look
Your job is what you get dressed for five days a week. And every year when it’s finally sweater weather, some might feel the sweater is too casual for the office and they’d rather go for cardigans or blazer layering, which are good but can end up being boring or old stylish. So, unless you work with strict dress code policies that say “office sweaters” as inappropriate, the sweater combo will update your look while making it feel more cozy but no less elegant. As a matter of fact, nowadays, a sleek knit sweater, though inherently less dressy than a blouse and blazer, is nonetheless a valid workwear contender – and not just for casual Fridays.
Just make sure you know a few things to keep in mind when looking for office appropriate sweater. First, avoid super clingy knits, you want it to be body skimming, not body hugging. Secondly, avoid bold patterns and keep the sweater with smaller, more delicate styles and plain colors. If you go for a patterned sweater, take into consideration black or dark neutral color to pair with. Third, depending on working environment, keep in mind the office when thinking about footwear or other statement pieces. If your office has a more casual vibe you can probably wear boots, or you may abuse some fun, dainty details. Learn “Office Wear Fashion Tips: What to Wear to Work from Formal to Casual” for some inspirations on how to wear sweaters in an office proof way for your fall winter’s easiest outfit solutions
Flaunt It with Skirt
While skirts have always been trendy to create a chic look, the skirt and sweater set makes for the perfect in-between season uniform. From the minis, to full midi skirts, to long maxis, from grunge-inspired looks to polished outfits, there are many variations on the combination. Wearing these two pieces together with boots or your favorite heels will give you a trendy look for those fall winter days, no matter if you choose just a plain, an oversized, a cropped or a turtleneck sweater. Add some cool tights, layering, as well as some chic accessories like a winter hat or a scarf for laid-back ease and prep-inspired aesthetic
Chunky Knits + Shorts
A sweater is for cold weather and shorts are for hot, this combo is like wearing a scarf with tank top, but somehow it makes sense, especially when the weather is flaky and days fluctuate from warm to rainy and cool. Some might think this is “silly”, while others find it really cute and in style. Whether you opt for shorts paired with light-weighted sweater during the warmer days, or wear some tights under the shorts and go for layering for the chilly nights, the choices are really yours. To make the look casual and classy, class up your shorts wardrobe and find some that are neither too short nor too tight. Add with minimalist extras, like a small clutch, statement jewelry, and flat footwear such as sandals, sneakers, loafers, or boots.
Stick to A Pair of Boots
Sweaters and boots are the two most favorite fall winter must-haves for casual outfits, dressing up and work professionally. With the so many boot options available, including over the knee, flat, heel, wedge, pointed toe, ankle, etc., you’ll never go wrong opting for a chunky sweater and boots for an instantly memorable combination. For a more dressed up flair, go for a chunky sweater with a mini skirt and knee-high booties. You could put together a pair of skinny denim and dressy booties, matched with a cozy sweater in interesting color for instant glamour that looks oh-so chic.
And, with equal ease, you can also dress down both casual boots and chunky sweater by pairing all them together for errands, on a casual date, walk along the park, or spending time with friends and family. Add layers including coat and jacket for an effortless classical style and comfort
Warm and Fabulous with Coat
Alongside the chunky sweaters and boots, the variations of coat are also your absolute cold season wardrobe. No matter styles and cuts you choose – from a classic trench, to a glam furry coat, to a flattering cape – these fashion staples can always make your appearance warm and polished. Pair a solid chunky sweater with leather skinnies and an oversized coat for a cool and edgy outfit, or make a chunky sweater office-appropriate by tossing on your office attire with a classic coat and polished pumps. Dress up your outfit in a bright sweater, leather skinnies, and a fur coat combination, or dress it down by pairing basic sweater with denim pieces.
Leggings for Showing Off
Leggings and tights are the fashion-forward items to permeate a knit chunky sweater with your personalized style. The balance between the tighter leggings and the bulky sweater makes for a great contrast, as you could go on for numerous style options from this sweater + legging outfit. Plus, with various legging styles of patterns and colors available out there, these leave you with enough choices to create fairly “new” styles every day. Think of color matching when using leggings. For example, wear bright leggings with a dark colored sweater for contrast, or even wear bright collared shirt underneath for an extra kick. For a more elegant, classy and polished look, go for monochromatic options.
Embrace the Trendy Culottes
It’s no secret that culottes are having a moment right now. From printed to solid colored, everyone seems to have jumped aboard the culottes train, making them an “It” silhouette for all seasons that you can have so much fun pairing them with your favorite chunky sweater. Team a pair of striking colored culottes with a fuzzy mono-tone sweater or a rich colored sweater with pastel shaded cropped pants – aka culottes to create those killer, edgy outfits. For a more minimalist and casual flair, abuse cropped pants in denim or classic hues and a neutral shaded knit sweater with relaxed fit and a high neckline. If it is not too cold, you will look amazing in sexy pumps, or for colder climates, select cozy socks with trendy boots
Fall Winter Sweater Style Inspirations
One of the many benefits of owning a chunky sweater is its versatility. With little to no effort, you can dress up your chunky sweater for a formal affair, or dress it down for casual errands. No matter your sizes and personal styles, knit chunky sweaters are the best fashion invention ever that you can rock for all different occasions in various different styles.
Whether the trousers are straight-leg, wide-leg, or skinny, whether you skirts are mini, midi or maxi length, whether you rock for shorts or leggings, different styles of sweater on top will set it off beautifully. Add a flirty pair of shoes and you’re ready for virtually any casual activity from a movie to a walk in the park. You could even add a statement necklace, a pair of sheer tights, structured layers and booties for instant chic appeal.
Here are more and more fall winter style inspirations with a chunky knit sweater.
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