When the weather gets cold all I want to is wrap myself up in a chunky sweater.  They are so cozy.  I realize, however, those chunky sweaters aren’t always figure-flattering unless I want to look like Bibendum.  Certainly, there are times when weather and a desire for coziness win out and I just don’t care.  Also, being a knitter, chunky sweaters full of cables are like knitting porn to me.  Bring on the blobbiness that a chunky sweater can cause!

Five Ways to Wear a Chunky Sweater

In today’s post, I am sharing five stylish ways to wear a chunky sweater because it can be all too easy to slip into the total comfort that comes with wearing a sweater like this.  You don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort.  You can enjoy the coziness of chunky sweaters while also looking good.  In this post I am styling this sweater from Rebecca Minkoff.  Check out additional styles at the end of this post.

Outfit #1

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I styled this first look with a little polish to make it workable for a business casual environment.   Underneath the sweater I added a chambray shirt from J. Crew and styled the look with a pair of cuffed ankle pants from Vince.  I finished the look with a pair of ear crawlers from Nadri, a red tote from Loewe and block heel pumps in plaid from Marc Fisher.

Outfit #2

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Next, a more casual look that still keeps maintains polish.  I styled the sweater with ankle length jeans from Kut from the Kloth and added these fun plum flat mules from Rag & Bone.  The look is finished with a plaid blanket scarf and cognac bag from Vince Camuto.

Outfit #3

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This next outfit I styled with slim plaid pants.  The pants are by David Lerner and allow you to do plaid without DOING plaid.  For some color, and warmth on cold wet days, I added these burgundy booties from Aquatalia.  I finished the look with a grey half-moon crossbody.

Outfit #4

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One thing I love to do is play with color and in this outfit I am turning a very casual look into something more interesting simply by the colors I used.  I styled the sweater with olive skinny jeans by Wit and Wisdom, added yellow flats from Lauren Ralph Lauren, a rust colored blanket coat from Vince, resin earrings from Madewell and teal handbag from Hobo.

Outfit #5

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Heels can not only create an elevated look when paired with a chunky sweater, the height of the heels can also create a longer, leaner line which can also create a slimmer shape when wearing a chunky sweater.  I used these cognac suede boots from Vince, layered a burgundy poncho from Halogen over the sweater and skinny jeans and finished the outfit with earrings from Nakamol design and pine green bag from Bp. Nordstrom.

Shop for chunky sweaters

Looking to add a chunky sweater to your wardrobe?  Check out these additional styles.