How To Style Chunky Knit Sweaters

Chunky knit sweaters are seriously one of my all time favorite types of clothing to wear in the cooler months. Chunky knit sweaters are totally cozy, comfy and can be casual or dressy depending on how you style your look. Chunky knit sweaters are also very versatile and make for great layering. 

If you are ready for pumpkin spiced season, then chunky knit sweaters are ready for you too! Nothing quite says fall like the cozy embrace of a chunky knit sweater. 

Since sweater weather is totally upon us now, it's time to bust out your fall wardrobe essentials. Hint hint..*the chunky knit sweater* You didn’t see that one coming did you? 

In today's post, I will be going over the best sweaters for fall and winter, how to style a chunky knit sweater, and so many other questions I have recently gotten in my inbox.  

Let’s get into it! 

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What do you wear with a chunky knitted sweater?

You will be pleasantly surprised to learn that chunky knit sweaters are actually pretty easy to style, but the extra material can make them seem impossible sometimes. Don't worry, I have got lots of cute looks and ideas in store for you to style your cute chunky knits this season. 

The outfits are kind of endless, so you can really get creative. You can wear chunky sweaters with just about anything from skirts, dresses, jeans and leggings. You can even wear shorts with the right type of chunky knit sweater. 

 4 ways to style chunky knit sweaters:

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1. Go for a classic look. Style your chunky knit sweater with a good pair of denim. 

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2. Try layering your chunky knit sweater to keep you warmer on those brisk days. You can style your chunky sweater over a button down shirt. 

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3. I love a good open chunky knit sweater. Style it with ripped skinny jeans, booties and fitted top. 

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4. Try styling your favorite chunky knit sweater with a floral skirt. This look isn’t basic and will instantly make you look like a gorgeous fashion influencer without all of the fluff. 😉

How to style a sweater in every season 

Although fall and winter are probably most popular for styling a chunky knit sweater, you may need to style one throughout the year, depending on the temperature and season, you can get away with wearing a chunky knit sweater in a variety of cute ways. 

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FALL

The Love And Pirates Chenille Skull Sweater is for the girl who is "bone" to be wild! While the feel of the chenille is soft and cozy, the skull graphic gives an edgier vibe you'll love! Pair this cute knit with leggings, combat boots and a black hat for classic fall look! 

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WINTER

When I think of the holidays and cozy tops, I think of classic and cute cable-knit sweaters. This sweater is cropped and has a chunky turtleneck that can be rolled however you'd like. This piece is offered in a deep cranberry color and a warm feeling ginger spice color! Perfect for wintertime!

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SPRING

Everyone needs a good sweater and our Fuzzy Wuzzy Sweater will be your top pick! You'll love the slight v-neckline, exposed seam details, and fuzzy texture that this top offers. With the super soft fabric and semi-loose fit, you won't want to take it off! It looks adorable paired with a skirt for springtime!

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SUMMER

We are so ready to get cozy and cute in the All Cozied Up Sweater! This stunning piece features a crochet inspired knit that shapes a boat neckline, with a drop shoulder that falls into oversized long sleeves and a slouchy, slightly cropped silhouette. This adorable sweater looks amazing with distressed denim shorts, chunky boots, and a wide brim hat! Perfect for a beach day!

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How do you make a chunky sweater look good?

When getting your chunky knit sweater outfit together, remember to keep it minimalist as your chunky sweater is the statement piece. I like styling a chunky sweater with a well fitting pair of jeans or chic leggings. If i’m feeling dressy I will style my sweater with a skirt for an effortlessly cute look. 

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How do you wear a sweater with a skirt?

Try a tulle skirt with a chunky knit sweater. Mixing textures can add a luxe look to your outfit and make you look like a million bucks! Without spending a million bucks, which is awesome. 

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What pants do you wear with a baggy sweater?

Depending on the look you are going for, you can style you baggy or loose knit sweater with leggings for a quick run to the store when it's chilly in the AM or you can style it in a more professional way by accessorizing well & wearing heeled shoes over sneakers.  

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How do you wear an oversized knit cardigan?

I seriously cannot express to you how much I love a good oversized knit cardigan sweater. Some are open, some have buttons, some are long while others are short and square. You really can never have enough cardigans. Oversized cardigan are like blankets that keep you cozy when its brisk out. 

Continue reading below for outfit ideas with cardigans

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Oversized cardigans look really cute and cozy with a casual dress, bottles and a crossover bag. You can also style an oversized cardigan with skinny jeans a fitted top and boots look so cute paired together. 

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How to wear cardigan without looking frumpy?

The trick here is honestly all about balance. Too many oversized articles of clothing can quickly begin to look frumpy, too much material in one place or another can overwhelm your look and appear frumpy as well.

So the best way to avoid this dilemma is to simply balance out your look. Wear your oversized knit cardigan or chunky knit sweater with fitted bottoms and boots to help balance out your look. If you’re styling a cardigan, try wearing a fitted top with it to keep the outfit even and polished.  

Try a monochromatic combo for a refined look. 

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What do I wear under a cardigan?

My favorite way to wear a cardigan is actually with a dress. I just love how a cozy knit cardigan can take a summery style dress into fall so effortlessly. Another great way to wear a knit cardigan sweater is with a fitted blouse, fitted jeans and a nice pair of booties.

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You can play around with textures and types of cardigan until you get your favorite outfit combinations checked into your fall and winter wardrobe rotations. 

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Can you wear a chunky knit sweater with jeans?

Wearing a chunky knit sweater with jeans or any oversized sweater for that matter is actually a really great choice for everyday casual style. Its an effortless cute and casual look that can take you throughout your day comfortably. 

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Not all blue jeans match with everything. There is a misconception that a good pair of blue jeans will match everything you wear them with, and although you can definitely get away with a lot, not all jeans are the same. 

Try adding olive jeans, black jeans, white jeans, gray jeans & various brown pants into your wardrobe mix for endless style potential. 

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Blue jeans come in various shades of blue, therefore some won’t match the tops you try to wear them with. There are so many different cuts of jeans to consider as well. Some might pair wonderfully due to the shade of blue, but the cut might not match well and vise versa. 

Try finding both a shade of blue & a jean style that both work well with your chunky knit sweater to complement your outfit. 

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Putting Outfits Together

The trick is to lay out all of your jeans and sweater on your bed and do a test run. Place your various sweaters next to your various jeans and try to find a color match. Once you have a color match, then try the outfits on and see which styles work best with your sweater. 

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You can do this with anything and everything in your closet. Once you have a cute outfit together, snap a photo of it to help you remember it in the future.

You can create an album in your phone to look back on whenever you are feeling in a rush, can't think of an outfit combination or just forget what you have. And I totally get it, we’ve all had those days where you just can't figure out what to wear. This little trick has helped me so much! 

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Whenever I bring something new into my closet, I create a variety of different looks for it using everything I currently have available in my closet. Sometimes I might create outfits and find that I could use a jacket, or scarf that would ultimately complete the look. So I go out and get it. 

But having outfits that are easy and ready to go saved in the back of your mind, or better yet, phone album is a great way to help you put outfits together quickly without having to think about them. 

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Conclusion

Don't be afraid to try out fun looks and style your chunky knits in cute new ways! There's so many great possibilities and ways to style a chunky knit sweater.

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What's your favorite way to style a chunky knit sweater? Let me know in the comments below! 

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1 comment

Great post! I love chunky sweaters in the fall and winter especially with leggings. I love your ideas on wearing a sweater with a skirt for spring. I’m going to have to try it out now! Thanks for the inspiration!

-Jessica

Jessica November 14, 2022

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