Another Way to Wear a Chunky Red Sweater

An Easy Way to Dress Up a Chunky Sweater
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An Easy Way to Dress Up a Chunky Sweater

It’s easy enough to rock a chunky sweater with jeans and sneakers, but dressing it up is another story. Here’s an easy way to do it.

Let me be 100% honest with you right now: this outfit was a super last minute, pulled-together look, right before I rushed out the door. I had a spontaneous photoshoot for a campaign that was due the next day, and I needed a flirty look since it all revolved around Valentine’s Day. However, I ended up loving the outfit so much, we took pictures of it all put together after the campaign so I could share it with you. This chunky sweater has been on major repeat lately (and you all loved when I posted it the first time), so I felt like it was a neat opportunity to share how versatile it is. And when I say it’s been on repeat, I mean it’s hard for me to not wear it every day. It’s one of those “no one saw me yesterday, so I can get away with it today” kinda pieces. I also own it in tan, but there’s something about red that just gets me.

Needless to say, this outfit is perfect for a date night, drinks with friends, or just because you’re feeling sassy – which I obviously was on this shoot day. I’ve had the star-print faux leather mini for a couple of years, but decided to spice it up with a mixed print in the form of these tights. Then I added some crushed velvet sock booties, my go-to quilted crossbody bag, and ta-da! Quite a winner of a look, if I do say so myself. The sweater is super oversized, so I tucked it into the tights beneath my skirt to smooth out the edges, but you could also tuck the hem up under your bra to create the same illusion.

[ Outfit Details ]

sweater c/o Chicwish | similar skirt | tights c/o Berkshire via Lipton Publicity | booties | bag | earrings | watch c/o Thom Olson

An Easy Way to Dress Up a Chunky Sweater An Easy Way to Dress Up a Chunky Sweater An Easy Way to Dress Up a Chunky Sweater An Easy Way to Dress Up a Chunky Sweater

Majorly exciting details regarding the accessories I paired with this chunky sweater, comin’ right at ya!

I’ve been wearing these booties for a couple of years now and they’re definitely my most reached-for pair. They’ve got a relatively high heel, so they’re not always the best for long periods of standing (learned that the hard way by wearing them to a standing concert and my toes were aching) BUT they are fantastic for just regular days of walking around or going to events. I wear them with tights, with boyfriend jeans, and with literally everything else. And they had originally sold out before the first time I shared them on my blog. However, I found them – in multiple colors, mind you – and they’re in stock for only $36! Like, ya’ll don’t understand how excited I am because I get compliments on these boots nonstop, and I really want you to be able to wear them too!

Also, after owning this bag for over a year, it’s back in stock for $18! It’s my favorite crossbody bag, and it’s the perfect size for my phone, wallet, lipbalm, and keys – which are the necessities. I’m not sure how long it will stay in stock, since it’s from Forever 21 and they tend to sell out really quick. So grab it while you can.

Lastly, my tights are majorly affordable at $11, and they’re the most talked-about pair of hosiery I own. Seriously, I get endless sweet comments about them on Instagram, so you know they’re the bees knees.  They stay on my waist, and don’t sag between my legs. They’re also really comfortable and I can wear them for hours at a time without feeling suffocated! The sizing is a little funky on these, so make sure you read the product details. I wear a size 1/2 for reference and I’m 5’6″ and normally a size 24 on the bottom!

These are the perfect items to pair with my favorite chunky red sweater!

Related Posts: Coziest Chunky Red Sweater // What to Wear on a Date Night // A 100% Honest Review of Chicwish

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  • Reply
    February 25, 2019 at 6:31 AM

    I would never think of combining textures like this, but you always make me think again. Thanks for your inspiration. Beautiful look!

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    February 25, 2019 at 10:20 AM

    I love a good red chunky sweater! I love wearing mine and need inspiration on different ways to wear it. Love how you wore it in this post. It’s feminine, edgy, and has a cool vibe to it!

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    Hillary Conheady
    February 25, 2019 at 10:31 AM

    Ah that skirt is so so cute! I love anything with stars on it!

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    Tanvi Rastogi
    February 25, 2019 at 10:48 AM

    I love the simple yet chic look. Solids pair well together and you always make it work with your smile and personality 🙂


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    Anna English
    February 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    I love pairing chunky sweaters with a cute mini skirt! This combo looks great on you.

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    February 25, 2019 at 11:38 AM

    Love this outfit, that sweater is so cute and cozy!


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    Laura Adney
    February 25, 2019 at 12:11 PM

    I love the bold red and you really elevated the look by styling it this way!

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    Tabitha Bradley-Raines
    February 25, 2019 at 1:09 PM

    I love chunky sweaters and chunky sweatshirts. I also love textured tights and fishnets. I never thought of wearing them together! The way you wear them definitely makes it possible on my petite frame.

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    February 25, 2019 at 2:00 PM

    I love what you’ve done with this outfit. So much attention to detail! Thanks for the inspiration.

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    February 25, 2019 at 3:15 PM

    such a fun outfit! love how you styled the sweater

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    Delia Atenea
    February 25, 2019 at 7:23 PM

    Love the way you styled this! It’s so much better than wearing it with just simple jeans! And those tights!!! Need them!

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    February 25, 2019 at 11:32 PM

    ummm okay, the subtle star print on the faux leather mini is AMAZING! Need!!!!

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    February 25, 2019 at 11:57 PM

    Glad you were able to photograph this look, because it’s so cute! I love the leather boots, and those tights are perfect.
    Chic on the Cheap

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    February 26, 2019 at 1:30 AM

    This is such a cute sweater and I am loving that star skirt, so cute!!

    cute & little

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    Indya | The Small Adventurer
    February 26, 2019 at 3:12 AM

    This is honestly my ideal outfit! I have almost the exact same boots and skirt, and they look SO good with your bright red sweater! Stunning 😍

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    February 26, 2019 at 7:20 AM

    You dressed this up so well! I’m crushing over all the little details of your outfit, from the tights to the quilted bag! You look fab, of course! <3

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    February 26, 2019 at 8:44 AM

    That is SUCH a great color! I’m obsessed with chunky sweaters right now.

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    February 26, 2019 at 8:47 AM

    Teach me your ways!!! Ah, how I wish my legs were longer lol! Love you in bright red – it’s classy and the perfect bit sassy. 🙂 That skirt is super fun, too! I need to find more mini skirts for spring!

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    Taylor Mobley
    February 26, 2019 at 8:59 AM

    Ok but like how do you tuck your sweater in without making your skirt look bulky?!?!!? I always want to do looks like this but end up looking really lumpy LOL

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    February 26, 2019 at 12:54 PM

    I love your outfit. Red looks good on you!

    I’ll have to get myself a skirt similar to yours.


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    February 26, 2019 at 1:27 PM

    Red looks amazing on you! I love this whole outfit too – so pretty!

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    February 26, 2019 at 8:12 PM

    This outfit is PERFECT!!! I love the tights!

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    Tonya Morris
    February 26, 2019 at 10:15 PM

    Ok totally just bought this bag after seeing it on you! I LOVE this whole look!

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    February 27, 2019 at 10:24 AM

    This outfit is so chic! I have a hard time wearing and styling chunky sweaters just because I’m petite (I’m 5’3″) but you’ve given me the inspiration to try to style them again!

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    February 27, 2019 at 2:29 PM

    cute sweater!! love how you paired it with the leather skirt, super edgy and comfy.

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    Laura Leigh
    February 28, 2019 at 8:12 AM

    Really loving this sweater and the over all on you! Also, crushing very hard on this location. Can’t stop staring at that adorable fence and sweet yellow house in the background.

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

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    February 28, 2019 at 8:51 AM

    You seriously are the best at mixing patterns and textures! I LOVE this skirt!

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    February 28, 2019 at 12:55 PM

    i love how you styled that sweater, with the skirt and fun tights. super simple but looks so chic!

    oh, she’s lovely

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    February 28, 2019 at 2:02 PM

    LOVE this outfit! Edgy, but still feminine and flirty. Thanks for the inspo!

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    Tara Fuller
    March 2, 2019 at 1:06 AM

    i love the edgy chic vibes! the sleek fit of the skirt looks great with a slouchy sweater!

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    Denise Kokinis
    March 5, 2019 at 6:24 AM

    Have definitely had that happen to me as well! I end up loving the combo more than other outfits I put together haha!
    I love this combo with the red and black, the contrast is so nice! The skirt with the tights as well edges up the outfit a little bit!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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    March 6, 2019 at 7:17 PM

    You always have the CUTEST outfits! I’m loving how you dressed up this adorable sweater.

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