Chunky Knits Are Staples—29 Styles I Like (That Look Great With Jeans)


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If I were to rattle off the list of items I turn to week after week during the autumn and winter months, a chunky or oversize sweater would be one of the staples at the top of my list. What can I say? The knitwear silhouette is not only cozy with the relaxed fit but also incredibly chic and elevated-feeling. And honestly, it doesn't take more than adding a pair of jeans to create a standout, cool look with that trusty chunky knit.

If you're looking to add a fresh style to your rotation this season, keep scrolling to check out an edit of the styles I'm loving right now. There's everything from cable-knit silhouettes to gorgeous cashmere iterations. You'll also uncover styling references showcasing how the fashion crowd is styling chunky knits and jeans. 



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Style Notes: An oversize crew-neck sweater—like this textured style here—is effortlessly chic with any denim style but especially straight-leg jeans.


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Style Notes: Cozy up in a turtleneck with your favorite jeans and chunky boots. A coat in a coordinating hue takes the look to the next level.


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Style Notes: This is a no-fail uniform with the oversize cable-knit sweater, relaxed jeans, and Birkenstocks. 


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Style Notes: A chunky-knit cardigan—including cropped and longline styles—is a sweet option. Try wearing a cardigan as an alternative to a traditional top with denim.

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This story originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S. 

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.