My Friends and I All Live in Chunky Sweaters—5 Outfits We Want to Try Now


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I live for a good chunky knit. As I’ve highlighted before, that perfect sweater (especially of the cable-knit variety) is a staple. And yes, the said silhouette also happens to be a go-to piece in the wardrobes of those in my inner circle. On that note, one of my friends recently asked me for a cool outfit idea to wear with her favorite chunky sweater this winter.

I thought I’d take the opportunity to highlight the idea I sent her (the first ensemble coming your way below), and also round up a few more outfit formulas we all ended up liking, and that I think you’ll be into as well. 

Below you’ll find five easy and chic looks featuring a chunky knit as the hero piece. If you’re in the mood to add a fresh sweater or other items to your offering, there’s also a range of shopping recommendations. 


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This is the first outfit idea that I sent my friend that I’m also wearing. I love the chunky cable-knit sweater half-tucked into wide-leg trousers with simple boots. Simple yet so polished.


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One of my favorite easy outfit combinations that I like recommending is a beautiful chunky sweater and a slip skirt.


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Into a layered look? Try a chunky cardigan over a relaxed white button-down shirt with a longline coat and baggy jeans. Effortless.


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A turtleneck is very chic with a trendy miniskirt and forward rubber boots.


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This ensemble featuring the cropped chunky knit with the blouse and relaxed trousers is cool and modern.

Next, check out more stylish sweaters.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.