Style Do: Chunky Knits

Here in D.C. it might not be too chilly yet, but I know that cooler weather is just around the corner.  One trend I feel I will forever love is my obsession with oversized, chunky sweaters.  There are so many options that can accompany this look that you don’t have to worry about overusing this trend…trust me.  I went to Express last week and they had a 30% off sweater sale, so of course I took that as an opportunity to start to get a few new sweaters to add to my wardrobe.  Anddd, just as I had suspected…success!  

In case you’re on the fence about this trend, here are some tips that’ll keep you looking chic as opposed to drabby and grandma-ish!

Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!  To keep the look trendy and chic use accessories liberally, but wisely.  Go for a super huge cocktail ring or layerd necklace (depending on the front cut of the sweater).  

If you feel you’re lookin a bit box-like…belts are the best way to go!  When belting a chunky sweater go with a skinny belt…it’ll end up highlighting your waist.  A big belt will just add to the awarkward boxy-ness you’re already looking at.

Since you’re emphasizing your top half with a larger article of clothing, minimize the bottom half of your body.  Stick to leggings, jeggings, or super skinny jeans…you don’t wanna be bulky on the bottom…it’s just not a good look.
If you’re going out for drinks or just out with friends, add a pair of heeled booties!  It’ll instantly glam you up a bit and make the outfit a little more “going-out-esque” 

Here are some chunky sweaters I have my eye on for Fall 2011!
PS: Express is currently offering Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off!! and Ann Taylor LOFT is having 30% off  all full priced sweaters!

All pictures have links to buy in the caption!  Enjoy!

Metallic Cable Knit Cocoon Sweater Coat — $88.00

Metallic Open Stitch Dolman Sweater — $59.90

Marled Sweater Coat — $98.00

Chunky Knit Sweater Cardigan — $29.80

Shawl Collar Open Cable Cardigan — $79.50
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