Leonie Hanne: How to Style Your Chunky Knits

Chunky knits may be cozy and comfortable, but are quite tricky to pull off due to its bulky silhouette. From Hamburg, Germany, Leonie Hanne is a fashion blogger behind the “Ohh Couture” blog that is known for her sophisticated and classic style featuring flowing fabrics, chunky knits, and avant-garde cuts that still look sleek and polished. If you’re thinking on simple ways to pull off your chunky knits stylishly, keep on reading to scoop some of her tricks.

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To give a polished and sleek look to your chunky knits, pair them with skinny or sexy bottoms to show a hint of your skin like Leonie did. Like her, you may have in mind pairing your chunky sweater with a pair of lace shorts and thigh high boots or simply team it with a pair of skinny jeans and ankle boots. If you’re wearing a chunky cardigan, you may belt it on your waist to give a great waist definition and pair it with leather shorts and statement boots. If you wish to wear them with leggings, you may layer a button-down shirt beneath your chunky sweater to give you more coverage from exposing your rear.

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Co-ord trend or looking matchy-matchy on your outfit is a means of looking trendy and polished. Like Leonie, you may think of wearing a cobalt blue cardigan with a pair of cobalt blue lace-up sandals, or an off shoulder cashmere top with a knitted skirt in olive green shade to create that coordinating looks. To make your looks more classic, stick to the neutral shades of brown by opting for a brown sweater, brown structured bag, and a brown pair of boots like Leonie did.

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Going for printed cardigans or ones with embellishments can make your outfit outstanding in an instant. Aztec print cardigans look best with earth tones shades and fringe details that can mirror the bohemian fashion while classic stripes can complement your simple and classic pieces. Like Leonie, you may wish to pair your printed knits with muted colors to make them look more eye-catching.

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Pairing your chunky knits with structured, architectural, and asymmetric ensembles will make your outfit balanced and modern. Like Leonie, you may opt for a stiffer pair of culottes and a structured bag to give your chunky knits some structured look. Asymmetrical skirts with sharp edges will also complement your bulky and slouchy knitted top. Like Leonie, polish your outfit with a structured and cut out pair of shoes that flatters the theme of your outfit.

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You can still wear your chunky knits with billowy and slouchy pieces, but make them look intentional and avant-garde rather than looking sloppy. You may consider wearing a lightweight maxi dress with your chunky cardigan to create a balanced volume and proportion. Like Leonie, just polish your outfit with structured and sleek accessories like a satchel bag and lace-up sandals making them look chic and sophisticated. Also, wearing your chunky sweater with interesting hemline of your skirt can make your outfit avant-garde and statement-making. Indeed, chunky knits are versatile pieces we love to wear while keeping ourselves comfortable and stylish.

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