Eclectically feminine style by Mary Gui

The Fashion Forward Way to Style a Chunky Sweater

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A chunky sweater is a must-have in my winter wardrobe – it’s warm, stylish and versatile. The easiest and probably most common way to style a chunky knit is with skinny jeans for an effortless, model off-duty look. And don’t get me wrong, I love those casual days when I can just thrown on a sweater and go. But I also love those days when my outfit stands out and makes me feel powerful, and so I thought it would be fun to style the sweater with unexpected pieces for a more fashion forward look.

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For this look, I decided to play with proportions and pair the chunky sweater with wide leg culottes to achieve an oversized, Stockholm street style vibe. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if this outfit would work as I’m pretty petite and I never want to look bulky or swallowed up in my clothes. So I chose platform knee high boots to add height and sophistication. Since the culottes cut off at a somewhat awkward length, especially for the winter season, I went with knee high boots to cover up my legs for a more streamlined effect. I definitely think the shoes are key to making this outfit work. To add an additional “fashion forward” element, I also layered a choker top under the sweater. A V-neck sweater always makes a great opportunity for layering a blouse underneath or wearing a long necklace.

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For my accessories, I kept it minimal with my Celine bag to elevate the look and achieve an air of sophistication. I also chose vintage gold clip-on earrings and a simple bar necklace. Overall I’m quite happy with the end result of this outfit – I like the darker color combination with an unexpected silhouette. I have to admit that this look was not the easiest to shoot and does not look great from all angles on camera. But it does look cool in real life, I swear, and it’s always fun to challenge yourself and experiment when it comes to clothes!

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I’d love to hear what are your favorite ways to style a chunky sweater! Let me know in the comments below.

Shop the Look:


What I’m Wearing:
Sweater: & Other Stories (similar here)
Blouse: Tobi
Pants: & Other Stories (similar here)
Boots: From Asia (similar here)
Bag: Celine (cheaper option here)
Necklace: Sophie Harper
Earrings: Vintage (similar here)

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20 responses to “The Fashion Forward Way to Style a Chunky Sweater”

  1. Brittany says:

    I love the color of that sweater! Jewel tones are my favorite in fall and winter! Looks great on you!

  2. i love this hunter green color and the texture of this sweater. you look great as always xx toby

  3. Sara says:

    Love the green! It look a great on you! I don’t Acevedo any (or maybe 1) chunky sweaters, looks like I might need to grab more if anything I need something that green color!

  4. April says:

    You look so effortlessly stylish in that chunky sweater Mary! I love this entire look and especially your bag!

  5. Neha says:

    ooo loving chunky sweaters for the season! great post xx

  6. Love the skirt and sweater combo! You’re so chic!

  7. Dominique says:

    I love that you’re so covered up along with the four different colours you’re wearing. Way to go. The electric blue eyeliner really pulls everything together.

  8. Neelofar says:

    Love the way you styled the chunky sweater! I agree, such a vital piece to have in the closet!

  9. Meghan says:

    I love this chunky sweater look. The color looks amazing on you!

    Meghan |

  10. Leigh Ray says:

    I love how you styled this look. I want this sweater 🙂


  11. Such a cool look! Super unique and sophisticated! We definitely think that the boots help balance out the look 🙂 xo TMP

  12. Ruthie says:

    I am completely in love with that sweater! Looks absolutely amazing on you! Beautiful outfit!

  13. Liz says:

    I love chunky sweaters and this one is such a pretty color! Styled beautifully!


  14. I love the way you styled that sweater! It looks great on you! :Dk

  15. vidya says:

    Loved your sweater. You styled it very well.

  16. such a cute look! I love that sweater!!


  17. Such a unique idea to pair the choker top with the sweater – I love it!

  18. Kusum says:

    Love how you played with the colors and styles! Great styling outfit on you babe.
    xx, Kusum |

  19. Tatyanna says:

    I love this look! There are so many layers and cute details!

  20. oanna says:

    Love this outfit ,also u girl are so pretty <3