STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Chunky Sweaters

Style Advice of the Week

The constant rainy weather in Los Angeles has most of us wanting to stay indoors. If we do go outside and face the waterworks, we have been bundling ourselves in layers, jackets, boots and umbrellas. Although the forecast is unappealing, it’s an excuse to wear casual and comfortable clothes, which is what this Fashionista did. Appropriate for snuggle weather, she donned an oversized sweater, a colorful scarf, black jeggings and gray boots.

Rain never really makes you want to dress up to the nines or test those new leather boots. Sometimes, you just want to take the cozy things you wear at home, outside. However, you don’t want to look like you just came out of bed. Take note from this Fashionista and make chunky sweaters your go-to item. They’re extremely comfortable and snug, yet still trendy to be worn out. Pair them with skinny jeans or jeggings to emphasize the shape and design of the knitwear and to give the outfit good proportion. Don’t forget to add some brightness to the gray day by accessorizing with colorful scarves, hats or headbands.

Wearing relaxed and comfortable items doesn’t mean you have to look like you were being lazy on the couch watching television all day. By pairing the one cozy staple item with other items that polish up or adorn the outfit, you’ll have the casual, effortless and stylish look down. For more chunky sweater options, check out my top picks for the week.

Shaggy Knit Pullover from Free People: Soft and comfortable, this versatile V-neck sweater will make you want to collect all of its ten shades.

Sparkle & Fade Crisscross Back Sweater from Urban Outfitters: Be cool and don this chunky, warm knitwear with a unique v-shaped crisscross back.

Livin’ Knit Up Sweater from Tobi: Be bold and try this updated fisherman sweater with its bright lime color and long back.

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Chunky Sweaters

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As the cool temperatures of fall creep into the weather forecast, it is important to not only stay warm on your walk through campus, but also to stay stylish. When it isn’t quite cold enough for a winter jacket, or you simply don’t want to cover up your outfit- a chunky sweater is the way to go. An oversized sweater is essential for staying cozy and chic. Even better, it’s an easy fall look to pull off!

Today’s Fashionista is wearing a turtle-neck knit sweater with a pair of black leggings and wedged boots. Her decision to wear leggings may scare some of you, but the length and bulkiness of the sweater makes it perfect to pair with your most comfortable leggings. Another perk of wearing an oversized sweater with leggings is the absence of pockets and zippers prevents the sweater from getting caught and creating unwanted bumps. These leggings by Niki Biki are perfect for a smooth shape. The oversized sweater is free to hang loose on your frame, and you’re free to stay comfy.

Even better than staying warm and comfy, this look can be put together for next to nothing. This Fashionista found her sweater from the local Goodwill thrift store. Shopping in thrift stores allows you to stay on your student budget while helping a good cause. If everything is fitting too tightly in the women’s section, don’t hesitate to head to the men’s or even boy’s section of the thrift store!

With the money you save on your sweater, buy yourself some accessories. This Fashionista has a leather backpack that she acquired from Morocco on a Spring Break trip during her last semester in Spain. Since we can’t all get to Morocco, check out this similar backpack. Another accessory to keep in mind when you’re wearing a chunky sweater is a statement necklace. If your sweater is crew neck, try a bauble necklace similar to this one from J.Crew.

Throw on your favorite boots (and no, this does not mean your Uggs) and the look is complete! Once you find the perfect chunky sweater, try pairing it with a maxi skirt to take the look from day to night.

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Chunky Sweaters

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With fall soon approaching, it's all about the chunky sweaters. There is no better feeling than wrapping yourself up in a chunky sweater on a crisp fall day. And as the season shifts it is the perfect time to get your hands on some of this season’s hottest sweater looks! Chunky knit sweaters are a trend that is sticking around from seasons past and becoming a total classic. The awesome thing about them is that you can look super put together while staying equally comfortable. Not only that but this wardrobe staple is extremely versatile! They look flattering with any body type and is offered in an endless assortment of colors and styles (not to mention that this is one trend that doesn't require a splurge.) This trend looks the best with unexpected prints and pairings such as a printed maxi skirt or patterned leggings. These options from Forever 21 and Topshop will keep you snug during the colder season ahead of us, so be sure to pick up a piece or two today!

This week's Fashionista looked cozy chic wearing a knitted grey chunky sweater paired with plain black shorts. Topping off her simple ensemble, the Fashionista added a black hat and over the knee giving her a little bit of edginess to her overall ensemble. Take this week's Fashionista's style as inspiration and try creating your own individual look today!

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Chunky Sweaters

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Winter is in full force here in Ohio, and it is time to bundle up. On frigidly cold days, wearing a coat is simply not enough to keep you warm while walking around campus. Chunky sweaters are a great way to keep you extra cozy while still looking trendy and stylish.

This Fashionista was spotted on a cold day but still caught my eye with her coffee colored pointelle sweater. The design within the open stitches was unique and added some life to the sweater. Though chunky sweaters are a great way to stay warm, they also can add lots of volume to the body, giving you a larger appearance. This Fashionista avoided that problem by adding a braided leather belt around he waist that matches her tall brown boots, and accents her shape. Her dark jeans are flattering and allow the attention to be drawn up to her face with the fullness of her collar. If you wear a fuller sweater on top, be sure to keep your bottoms more form fitting in order for your figure to still be apparent.

Adding the scarf around the outside of the collar of the sweater adds a little pop of print and color, which made her outfit stand apart from those simply wearing plain, brown sweaters. Sweaters typically come in solids and neutrals, so adding a pop of color or a subtle print with complimenting colors is a great way to add some flair to your outfit. Pairing a chunky sweater with a floral tank or sequin tank underneath also is a great way to achieve this!
 

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