Chunky and Stylish
One of the good things about the cold weather that winter brings along is the chance to put on more clothes than usual, you know, because of the need to warm up. You get to layer and play around with mixing different shirts, sweaters and coats, and find out which ensembles look good with your style. If layering a lot of clothes isn’t really your thing though, and you prefer to dress warmly in a more efficient way, here’s another idea: be chunky… with chunky knit sweaters and cardigans!
Think of chunky knits as the cross between your basic lightweight sweaters for layering and the heavy coats that envelope an outfit; they give you warmth without having to wear too many layers. If you’re lucky enough to be in a cold-but-not-too-cold city that allows you to rock these chunky winter statement makers, be sure to give them a try! Here are our Top 5 Chunky Knit Sweater picks:
G Star Knit Cardigan
Bark Hooded Chunky Knit Cardigan
Maison Martin Margiela Chunky Knit Shawl Neck Cardigan
DSquared2 Chunky Knit Cardigan
ASOS Cable Sweater
See the chunky knit style in action below:
Some things to keep in mind when going for these more rugged-looking knits. The keyword used for this particular sweater style is “chunky”, not “ill-fitting”. You still have to pay attention to the cut and the size of the sweater. While some pieces can be worn to pull off a carefree oversized sweater look, depending on the style, some knits just won’t look good if the length of the sleeves are too long, or if the sweater hits your waist too low. Also, don’t get carried away with colors and patterns! With their already bulkier form, it doesn’t take too much for this type of knitwear to catch people’s attention. Too much color and the wrong kind of pattern can make a chunky knit sweater look more like an ugly Christmas sweater.
Now that you’re all read up about this particular chunky fashion piece, discover more of this soft yet rugged winter menswear trend on Wantering’s Chunky Knits Trend Feature.