I´ve been so inspired when I first spied this current trend, bulky oversized knitted sweaters, that I didn´t stop until I got my own version. I´m a happy owner of an outsize knit in green with extreme bell-shape sleeves and one-side diagonal collars. I love, love this trend because it´s a warm welcome to this chilly season – a cozy, chunky, bulky and giant sweater. The moment I brought my oversized wrap home, my next quest was how to wear it.
I believe it´s logical to go back to the runway looks that inspired me in the first place. How did the designers present their collections for this season´s big cover ups? Stay with me as I re-examine the looks.
1. Get a white oversized sweater with cocoon sleeves and pair it with roomy trousers
This is so far my most favorite look for a chunky sweater. I adore this Stella McCartney´s version because of its chic and sophisticated casual look. It´s a clean white with cocoon sleeves that´s really promising comfort. Level up that coziness by matching your sweater with a soft, drapey and roomy trousers. Keep your footwear sporty flat.
Stella McCartney Oversized alpaca-blend sweater $1,585
2. Go for an extreme outsize knit in gray and spice up with white pull-over and white tights
A very unique look you can sport this season is this round shape oversized sweater by Limi Fue with cut-out on the sides for your arms. It looks most adorable if worn layered up with a matching pull-over and tights. Let your shoes be subdues to steal not the attention from your awesome knit.
3. Wear a two-toned oversized sweater and mixed it up with a below-the-knee patterned skirt
There´s no better way to create a striking fall look with multiple statement-making pieces than wearing a two-toned oversized sweater with cable knit design such as this Dries Van Noten number. A black and white combo is classic. The moment it´s paired with a gorgeous patterned skirt, it makes a luscious mix. Opt for a below-the-knee skirt for a change.
Dries Van Noten Cable knit sweater €692
4. Let a white knitted sweater dress with outsized cocoon sleeves shine by wearing it alone
A very girly and modern interpretation of chunky sweaters is this cocoon-sleeved white sweater dress by Stella McCartney. How fabulous it is to stroll the streets wearing only this stylish outsize knit and comfy yet attention-grabber flats? But this look is impossible to wear as is in our side of the world with the current temperature. If it´s too chilly for you, I suggest layering it up with thick black tights and white half boots.
Stella McCartney Oversized textured-wool sweater dress $1,065
5. Create a vibrant mix, choose a bright oversized sweater with emphasized cowl neck and pair it with a skirt in the same color but with lighter shade.
If you´re on the mission of creating vibrant looks this season, this tip is for you. Choose a bright-colored oversized sweater and create a match with a mini-skirt. Metallic boots and animal print structured bag are your best friends if you´re to rock this look.
Reed Krakoff Honeycomb merino wool turtleneck sweater $1,390
6. Strut an extremely outsize knit with flowing drapes and tall, folded cowl neck. Pair it with white knee-length Indian-inspired boots
This look is great if you´re blond, Ooooppps!, I´m kidding ;), this outfit is best if you´re into basic palettes but cute bundle up. A super drapey oversized sweater with lavish cowl neck – which assures a compact protection for your neck – and diagonal drapes on the hems. Transition from top to down with a pair of killer white boots.
7. Upgrade a gray oversized wrap-around sweater with V-neck by wearing with it a sexy mini-skirt.
Wrap-around oversized sweaters with V-neck are rare. This number is from Reed krakoff 2011 sweaters collection. Give your gray item an upgrade by wearing it with a sexy mini-skirt. It´s something not everybody expects you to strut on this chilly season. You can either stay on a single tone look or inject color to your outfit by opting for bright skirt.
8. Inject nomadic style to your knit outfit by opting for an Ecru and multiprinted oversized knit pullover.
Give your style a twist by creating a blast-from-the-past, flashback look with this nomadic-inspired Ecru and multiprinted oversized knit pullover with hanging woven fringe around the bust and back. This outsize knit number is of Isable Marant. You´re to clean, cozy yet edgy in this look. Pair it with your favorite white skinny jeans and nude boots.
Isable Marant YOAN OVERSIZED KNIT SWEATER $599
9. Look cute by wearing a single color ensemble, everything in brown.
When it comes to bulky, oversized knitted sweaters, brown is the new black. This brown oversized sweater with thick long sleeves and slim turtleneck is by Michael Kors. The idea of this look is keeping everything in your outfit in single color. This sweater is paired with brown silk trousers and brown peep-toe pumps. You can create your version in a different shade and apply this idea.
MICHAEL KORS Turtleneck Poncho $124
So tell me Creative Fashionistas, which look for chunky and bulky oversized sweater persuades you to create you own version?