I’m definitely a summer girl: I love nothing more than bold colours in stripey or checked patterns, set against sun kissed skin and dishevelled hair. Now that autumn is here, with it’s shorter, chillier days, soft-hazy light and rusty colours, I’m rediscovering my love for the colder seasons. Heavier textures like chunky knits and leather are my best friends. Try texture layering to elevate the common knit to vogue: Oversized knitted sweaters worn over soft silk dresses, lace or leather skirts. Now is the time for cosying up, drinking hot chocolate in street cafes, watching the world go by, or cocooning at home.
Knee-high leather boots are a modern classic. I love pairing mine with dresses and pencil skirts
I am wearing:
- Black wool piano Dress by Max & Co
- Brown leather boots with gold heel detail by Sergio Rossi
- Beige knitted scarf / poncho with hood by Stefanel
- Pink woven leather handbag by Gharani Strok
- Pink mirrored Ray Ban Aviators borrowed from Mr Romantique
My knits and boots style queens:
Claudia Schiffer in a blue cable knit sweater, emphasizing her gazelle legs with over the knee boots.
‘Effortless chic’ is such an overused term, is sounds like a cliche. If there is one person how does personify effortless chic, it’s Alexa. Pairing a heavy knit sweater with a sequinned pencil skirt and high heels. Genius and tres Parisienne!
Stylish Loan shows us that less is more in a woman’s streamlined world. Resist the urge for frippery in this gorgeous outfit: Knitted grey bat wing sleeve jumper bought in Japan, skinny Jeans from Topshop and boots from Camper.
Layer chunky or loose fitted knits over only a slim trouser, a skirt, or leggings. Otherwise, you’ll just look weighed down.
Fellow Londoner Claudia Schiffer chic in casual knit.
Italian label Stefanel is known for it’s expertise in knitwear- whether it’s a fitted dress or an oversized cardigan, no one does knits as elegantly as Stefanel in classic colours – such as caramel, black and grey. Here Bianca Balti wears a grey Stefanel knit poncho.
Chunky knits are cosy and warm and ideal companions between transitions of seasons like in spring or autumn as you can mix them effortlessly with lighter materials. However, they are not easy to style.
Our girl Claudia Schiffer shows us how to do effortless chic with chunky knits:
Layer chunky knits over delicate materials such as silk. Especially cute over dresses teamed with a skirt and millefleur blouses.
Chunky knits can appear voluminous – compensate with Skinny Jeans and Boots like Claudia and don’t forget a belt to define the waist.
Accessorize wisely: Chunky knits are a bold statement – so keep accessoires to a minimum like Claudia with a silk scarf in the same colour rang as the rest of her outfit.
Mix n Match: I’m wearing a scarf / poncho from Italian knit expert Stefanel over my leather jacket. Tweed skirt from Stefanel. leather jacket from Massimo Dutti.