Tuesday, October 29, 2013

3 Ways to Wear Chunky Knits Without Looking Chunky (Part 1)

Here in Ottawa fall is still in fine form, but there's no doubt that the chill in the air means winter in coming (said in Ned Stark's Game of Thrones voice). So as the temperatures drop, it's time to dig a little deeper in our closets and pull out those heavy knit sweaters to stay warm.

This week I'll be showing three ways to wear chunky knits without looking chunky yourself. Some girls prefer to stay away from heavier knit fabrics in fear that extra bulk equals extra weight, but why should the best pieces of fall fashion only be reserved for the skinnie minnies? Come back on tomorrow and Thursday to see more tips for wearing chunky knits, but right now let's start off with outfit number one. 


1. Put a belt on it


Use a belt to show off your waistline and create shape underneath a knit sweater. Here's an example of an office-friendly outfit for those who work in a business-casual type of environment. Substitute bootcut black jeans for trousers if you need to step it up a notch.

knit-sweater

belt-knit-sweater

fall-fashion

INC short sleeved belted knit sweater / Bebe bootcut jeans / Kelly & Katie boots via DSW (similar) / Donkie leather purse via Korean boutique (in Myeondong station)
 chunky-knit-sweater-with-belt

Join me tomorrow where I'll be sharing another outfit showing how to wear chunky knits (without looking chunky yourself).

Linking up with Style Elixir / Karly Kim  Because Shanna Said So / Get Your Pretty On / The Pleated Poppy My Girlish Whims / Kiwi Womens Style

Follow me on Bloglovin / Email / Instagram / Twitter / Pinterest   


22 comments:

  1. I usually stay away from chunky knits because of my heavy top. I have two or three that I wear only when it gets very unbearably cold. I choose comfort over style and wear them then. You look lovely.
    k at www.beautystyleandgrowth.blogspost.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know what you mean, typical round neck cable knits can look bulky very quickly! I have that issue as well which is why I've chosen open front knit sweaters for all of the looks in this series, have you tried that option yet?

      Delete
  2. You look so tall! I like sweaters that doesn't make me look chunky either. :-) Cute look Danielle.

    Mo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Mo! I added some sky high boots to elongate my legs and balance out the look as well (but forgot to mention it in the article, thanks for reminding me).

      Delete
  3. Haha, I love this and your chunky knit looks gorgeous! I always see models wearing chunky knits and looking super cute, then I put one on and look more like a moose so I'll be back tomorrow :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I legit laughed out loud at this Monica!! Thank you for the sweet comment :)

      Delete
  4. Adding a belt is the best way to add shape to EVERYTHING lol. Love this look btw.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This sweater looks great on her!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love that sweater, and you styled it gorgeously! Thanks for linking up with us! xo

    ReplyDelete
  7. You look Great in that sweater and I am going to copy this look when the weather gets cold here. Visiting from Style Sessions. . . .

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's very sweet of you, thanks for stopping by :)

      Delete
  8. Yes, adorably cute! Hopped over from The Pleated Poppy.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your title is HILARIOUS!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. haha thanks! I thought it was pretty witty myself ;)

      Delete
  10. That top is so cute! you look fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I totally love that you've solve the chunky sweater dilemma. I'm pretty tiny in terms of weight but I am under five feet tall!! So when I wear chinky anything I usually look like a ball and I also always belt it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha you made me laugh out loud with this comment! But yes I know what you mean, it's so important to create some shape and define your waistline when wearing heavier pieces like this.

      Delete

09 10