Thursday, October 31, 2013

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


Welcome to the third and final post of this week's series! If you'd like to get caught up, here's where you can find tip number one and tip number two.

A few weeks ago I mentioned my love for mustard yellow then, lo and behold, Target stores opened in Ottawa and this drapey cardigan was welcomed into my closet. I was drawn to this piece immediately not only because of the colour but because I knew this cut would be flattering on my frame.  

When looking for knit sweaters to add to your wardrobe, consider pieces that create movement and offer visual interest by draping flatteringly down your body. Nobody likes to put on an outfit and always have to remember to suck it in! This brings me to tip number three:


3. elongate your body


If you look back on all three looks you'll notice this overarching theme in each of my outfits. I try to create long, lean lines that draw the viewer's eye down the body. How do I do this? 
  • Use proportion to balance out upper and lower halves
  • Choose sweaters with elongating front panels
  • Draw eyes down the body with vneck openings, pointy-toe heels, and cute captoe flats







Merona cardigan via Target (similar) / H&M tank top /  TheIt Studded Bossi Bag / Dynamite jeggings / Dexter leopard print flats via Payless / Forever 21 chandelier earrings

I hope you enjoyed this three-part series of how to wear chunky knits without looking chunky. Please don't be shy if you have any questions! I'd also love to hear if you have any tips that I should know about. Send me a tweet or let me know in the comments below!

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10 comments:

  1. I loved this series, Danielle! I also loved that you paired green pants with the mustard yellow cardigan. Such a cute combination!

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    1. Thank you Ashley! I thought it was a pretty cute combo too ;)

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  2. This cardigan is cute and the color makes it cuter. :-) That bag is awesome and I don't wear bags like ever. Have a great weekend!

    Mo

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  3. What a great post! I adore chunky knits. Unfortunately it doesn't get cold enough to wear them often in Texas so I have to "fake" it with lighter weight cable knits. Your options are great. I love the mustard yellow!

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    1. It's hard to imagine a winter wardrobe without the "super ugly but super warm" designation of my closet lol. I might have to come and stay in Texas for a while!

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  4. Great tips for chunky sweaters! Love this mustard yellow one on u & how colorful this outfit is but still perfect for fall. Sweet bag as well ;)
    www.speakstyleandrock.com

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    1. Thank you Hanna! I love to incorporate colour into my wardrobe no matter the season. Glad you like the tips :)

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  5. Great tips! Love the color combo!!

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    1. Thank you Ramona and Karen. I'm finding this mustard yellow such a versatile colour, I highly recommend it :)

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