Tuesday, October 12, 2010

You Need This Now: Chunky Sweater

Clockwise, from top left: Chloe, Elie Tahari, Stella McCartney, Cerruti, Akris, Chanel, Etro, Loewe, Undercover, Chanel
 If we learned anything from the Fall 2010 RTW runway shows, it's that staying warm doesn't have to sacrifice looking luxe.  Between the structured coats, fabulous fur, dramatic capes, and shearling jackets, we were convinced we wouldn't be freezing this winter!  Designers from Akris to Undercover featured thick, chunky, oversized knits, as pictured in the collage above.  We love the weightiness of these pieces, and their ability to be worn a myriad of different ways.  Pair it with bare legs (Stella McCartney) for asymmetry, or tights (Chanel) or slim pants (Akris) for a tailored look.  Or go all-out and wear voluminous pants (Undercover, Chanel) or skirts (Cerruti) for a fully February look!  However you wear the thick knit sweater, there's no disputing that you NEED it.

Jodi Arnold close-up
We pulled two of our fave chunky sweaters off the rack for styling.  Kitty paired the grey cocoon sweater by Jodi Arnold with a purple linen Love Quotes scarf and a leather Kage bag.  This sweater lives up to its name--you will hibernate in it!  We love the short sleeves and stand up collar--it maintains structure and fit.

Adam sweater, side view
She also layered a cream sweater by Adam with a lime Love Quotes scarf, a white Tibi blouse, and a tan leather belt.  The sweater is one of Adam's fall favorites, with thick cable knitting down the front and a great structured shoulder.

We know we CANNOT go through fall without a chunky sweater!  Especially with so many amazing designs from our favorite labels!!  


  1. Indeed!
    These are so gorgeous!


  2. I love fall because of chunky knits and layering, love the adam sweater!


  3. I like that purple scarf.


  4. I just made a post on my blog about Fall style too. Chunky sweaters are definitely in. These are super cute too.

  5. LOVE the chunky knits!
    Looks so cozy.

    Jose C.


  6. Loving the chunky sweaters. They make Autumn seem wonderfully cosy and welcoming! Shame I am still in summer!