Whether it's an old vintage sports team sweater or a new knit, chunky sweaters are super cozy and easy to layer underneath, making them one of the absolute best fall closet essentials. As someone who is obsessed with autumn, I firmly believe that you can never have too many chunky sweaters for fall — like, seriously, it's impossible. And although it still might be excruciatingly hot where you live, it's never too early to start stocking up on essentials. Even celebs are showing signs of being super anxious of fall fashion. Kate Bosworth recently wore a suede dress, Ashley Madekwe was rocking flared jeans, and Jamie Chung wore a striped sweater along with a dark lip color. Fall can't come soon enough.
What's great about fashion essentials is that they're really easy to style for any occasion. You can dress sweaters up or down depending on what you accessorize them with, what shoes you choose, and what hair style you want. Oh, and the best part about chunky knits? They're comfortable and stylish, making them perfect for nights out when you don't feel like dressing up, but still want to look fashionable. Basically, big sweaters are a gift from the fashion gods.
Now that summer is basically over, it's time to bust out your sweaters from last year and start stocking up on some new ones! Allow me to get you started.
Chunky Wool Sweater, $97, Etsy
This one is super easy to throw over a pair of leggings or jeans. Oh, and you can wear them with shorts, too, if you've got that Indian summer going on where you live.
Yellow Chunky Sweater, $26, Shein
The dipped neckline is super great for showcasing layered necklaces.
3. Bold Two-Tone Knit
Street Heat Chunky Sweater, $68, Nasty Gal
This is an easy way to add a pop of color to your earthy toned fall palette.
4. Mock Turtleneck
Chunky Rib-Knit Sweater, $975, Barneys
OK, now I know this one is probably way outside of the price range for most, but I just had to put it in. From the color blocking to the neckline to the cut, can a sweater get any more perfect? Don't know about you, but I'm definitely keeping my eye out for a dupe of this one.
Free People Chunky Roll Neck Sweater, $153, ASOS
Because sometimes fall weather likes to throw a curveball and it's good to be prepared.
6. Sweater Dress
ASOS Midi Dress In Mohair, $70, ASOS
If a Snuggie and a dress were to have a baby, it'd be this beaute. (ASOS Midi Dress In Mohair With V-Neck, $70.65, us.asos.com)
Acne Studios Deborah Ribbed Wool Sweater, $380, Net-A-Porter
It's easy to just throw on shapeless chunky sweaters for a little added warmth. If you want to add more shape to your outfit, you can do so with fitted pants.
8. Loose Weaved Knit
Embroidered Knit Pullover, $450, Tory Burch
Love how this sweater is bringing the fringe summer trend for fall.
9. Crew Neckline
Otto d'ame Waffle Stitch Sweater, $189, Shop Bop
If you love the preppy look, crew necklines are great for layering a collared button-up underneath.
10. Cowl Neck
Cowl Neck Sweater, $52, Lord & Taylor
For those days where you want to wear a sweater that basically has a built-in circle scarf.
11. Poncho Sweater
Eileen Fisher Alpacca & Silk Poncho Sweater, $114, Saks Fifth Avenue
You can never have too many pullovers.
12. Raglan Sleeved
Chunky Sweater With High Neck, $66, ASOS
Thin enough to tuck into jeans, thick enough to keep you warm. Win-win.
13. Three-Quartered Sleeves
Hallhuber Chunky Knit Boxy Jumper, $107, House of Fraser
To show off your watches and other arm candy.
14. Split Sides
Chunky Sweater with Cold Shoulder, $47, ASOS
Because summer trends can creep into fall too.
15. Oversized Turtleneck
Ave Turtle Knit, $130, G-Star
When you want to look and feel super cozy.
And if you're itching to put together some transitional outfits, here are some summer trends that you bring into the fall to combine with sweaters.