15 Best Tips on How to Wear Chunky Knit Sweater

The name “chunky knit sweater” is so funny and at the same time a little bit misleading. The chunky sweater does look chunky but won’t make you look chunky if you style it the right way. In my opinion, the right ways either mean wearing something short or something skinny fit. One of the best things I love about chunky knit sweaters is that they can make you look adorable and fragile, in a good way that makes people just want to hug you and protect you. In the blog post, I am going to share with you some of the best chunky sweater outfit ideas I have gathered. Let’s check them out now.

Cream Chunky Cable Knit Sweater with Black Corduroy Pants


I am start off the list with a causal and beautiful way to wear a chunky sweater. Simple wear a cream chunky cable knit sweater with black corduroy pants. Wear classy flip flops to complete this outfit.

Green Chunky Knit Sweater with Skinny Jeans

green chunky knit sweater skinny jeans

For a causal street look, wear a green chunky knit sweater over a oversized white tee for the top. Pair these items with skinny jeans and pale pink heels.

Turtleneck Chunky Sweater with Cuffed Jeans

grey turtle neck chunky sweater cuffed jeans

Don’t be afraid to wear a sweater that is really really chunky. When you exaggerate it so much, people will get that you do it intentionally and it will become a unique style. As an example, wear a really chunky turtleneck knit sweater with cuffed jeans and low top canvas shoes.

White Chunky Knit Sweater with Printed Mini Skirt

white chunky knit sweater printed mini skirt

Here is an outfit that demonstrates a nice layering trick. You can add a touch of elegance when you layer a knit sweater over a button up shirt and allow the shirt’s collar and sleeves to peak out a little. As an example, layer a white chunky knit sweater over a blue shirt. Wearing the white printed mini skirt makes the outfit look so lovely. If you can’t get a skirt like this, you can wear a denim skirt too and still look great. Black ankle boots would be the perfect shoes to pair with the outfit.

High Neck Grey Chunky Sweater with Black Leather Pants

high neck grey chunky sweater black leather pants

Here is another trick of layering you can use. Wear a grey high neck chunky sweater over a white blouse and let the bottom end of the blouse peak out a little bit. Complete the outfit with style by wearing black leather pants and ankle boots.

Red Oversized Knit Sweater with Black Pencil Skirt

red oversized knit sweater black pencil skirt

For an outfit with intense color contrast, wear a rose red oversized knit sweater with a black pencil skirt. A typical way to complete the outfit would be to wear black ballet flats. A more creative way to do it would be to wear cheetah ballet flats like shown in the picture.

Chunky Knit Sweater Cardigan with Jeans

grey chunky knit sweater cardigan

Now, let’s jump into a slight variation of the knit sweater, which is the chunky knit sweater cardigan. There is a lot of style in the grey cardigan already, you can pair it with some simple, low profile pieces like a long sleeve grey t shirt, grey skinny jeans and nude heels.

Cream Chunky Sweater with Red Leggings

cream chunky sweater red leggings

This is a rare outfit ideas that involves the red leggings. It is definitely not an easy task to style the red leggings but this outfit does a good job. For the top, wear a cream oversized chunky sweater over a white button up shirt. The sweater should be big enough that it is almost a sweater dress. To pair with the sweater, wear red leggings and black ankle boots.

Cream Chunky Knit Sweater with Ripped Jeans

cream chunky knit sweater ripped jeans

As a stylish and casual street outfit, wear a cream chunky knit sweater with ripped skinny jeans. Match the sweater with ballet flats that have the exact color.

White Turtleneck Chunky Sweater with Denim Jacket

white turtleneck chunky sweater draped denim jacket

White sweaters simple look lovely and pure. I am going to end this list without mention this pure gem. To achieve this beautiful look, wear a white chunky knit sweater with black skinny jeans and ankle boots. As a final magical touch, drape a denim jacket over your shoulders. By the way, you may be interested to check out our blog post about how to look good draping a jacket over shoulders.

Grey Oversized Sweater with Black Leather Mini Skirt

grey oversized sweater black leather mini skirt

As mentioned at the very beginning, to look good with a chunky knit sweater, you either wear something skinny-fit or something short. The outfit idea belongs to the latter. Simply wear a black leather mini skirt with a grey chunky knit sweater. For the shoes, I have two recommendations: black ankle boots or grey thigh high boots.

Partially Tucked In Chunky Sweater

partially tucked in chunky sweater outfit

It is not impossible to have your legs look long as you are wearing a chunky sweater. You can simply partially and randomly tuck in your chunky sweater in the skinny jeans as displayed in the picture.

White Chunky Sweater Cardigan with Leggings & Sneakers

white chunky white sweater cardigan

A casual and sporty way to wear a white chunky sweater cardigan is to wear it with a white t shirt, black leggings and low top converse. These simple pieces just seem to blend in with each other perfectly. I definitely think this outfit is good looking enough for casual gatherings.

Cream Oversized Sweater with Cargo Pants

cream oversized sweater cargo pants

Jeans and skirts are just natural fits with the chunky sweater. However, if you want to try something different, I would suggest you to try the cargo pants as the alternative. Just make sure the cargo pants are skinny pants or you can really look clunky.

Pink Chunky Marled Knit Sweater

pink chunky marled knit sweater thigh high boots

Here is a knit sweater that has a less common color. It is a pink marled knit sweater. Simply pair it with white skinny jeans and brown thigh high suede boots.

The only take away from this blog post that I want you to remember is to either wear a skirt or skinny jeans or pants with a chunky knit sweater. Something loose like the wide leg pants can easily make you look clunky when you put them together with a chunky sweater.