I Prefer Chunky…Sweaters

by jennine on October 20, 2009

Chunky Sweater

Sweaters… I prefer chunky sweaters, when it comes to peanut butter, it’s smooth all the way. Just in case you were wondering. Yesterday, I showed you a wool shirt found in the men’s section, though that wasn’t the only find… here I found the perfect candidate for my upside down sweater obsession (don’t think I’m about to let that go yet) a super thick and soft wool sweater from Ecuador. I particularly liked the print, zigzags, animals, geometric delights with wooden buttons. However, if worn like it’s supposed to, it’s massive and just not fitted for someone my size. Worn upside down transforms it making a frumpy cardigan to a chunky cropped sweater, particularly great if you have some high waisted skirts or trousers (in my case corset waist jeans).

This is probably the warmest sweater, aside from Rocky’s Irish cable knit sweater, which I also wear upside down.


Sweater, boots and bag all thrifted • Jeans : Era of Chaos

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PAPERFASHION October 20, 2009 at 11:58 am


WendyB October 20, 2009 at 12:00 pm

That looks so good on you…I’m soooo not comfortable in big sweaters but everyone else loves them! I feel out of step :-)
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Sheena October 20, 2009 at 12:13 pm

I’m loving the print on that sweater. I also prefer chunky sweaters as well, if I’m going to wear a sweater. You’ve got some awesome thrift finds!
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K-Line October 20, 2009 at 12:46 pm

I really can’t believe how you wear sweaters upside down and it works perfectly. I’m going to try to do it again. Seriously, I think I have spatial difficulties!
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eyeliah October 20, 2009 at 12:59 pm

That is a pretty great chunky sweater. Since I have bigger hips I am usually about being more fitted on top.
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Alicia October 20, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Methinks I need to take another look at the chunky cardigan. I like what you’ve done with yours here.

Clare October 20, 2009 at 1:41 pm

Woah, I LOVE the idea of wearing the sweater upside-down! Must try soon…
.-= Clare´s last blog ..Do Anything That You Wanna Do =-.

hannahlizabeth October 20, 2009 at 2:17 pm

omg why have i never worn a sweater upside down? that one is so perfectly chunky and dizzy, love it.

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jennine October 20, 2009 at 2:23 pm

❤ paper..thanks!
❤ wendy…well i know, it has to be *right* or else it just looks frumpy.
❤ sheena..yes me to, though i haven’t figured out how to wear under coats yet!
❤ kline..woops, you have to give a few a try, some cardis work better than others.
❤ eyeliah, oh yeah, it’s that age-old eyes or lips thing… be glad, hips are way better.
❤ alicia…oooh, cool!
❤ clare…i hope to see it!
❤ hannahelizabeth… i don’t know? it’s not normal to do it, i just have become strangely addicted.

lei ann October 20, 2009 at 2:41 pm

upside down? BRILLIANT! i’m so short that wearing big cardigans look dumb on me, but all that extra fabric becomes more like a scarf! i’m soooooo trying that! thanks for the tip!
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Midtown Girl October 20, 2009 at 5:55 pm

Wow - I love it upside down - INGENIUS!!! You just gave new life to my unworn chunky sweater collection - thank you!!
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enc October 20, 2009 at 7:29 pm

Upside down. Upside down.

Upside down!?

Why didn’t I think of that!?
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Sal October 21, 2009 at 6:29 am

Someday I’ll be brave enough to try an upside down sweater like you, Jennine. Every time you do it, I am just in awe - so simple, but so striking!
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elena October 21, 2009 at 8:23 am

hmm this makes me rethink chunk! and dude upside down sweaters? genius!

Kate October 21, 2009 at 9:28 am

I love big chunky sweaters, especially ones with ethnic designs woven into them. There’s something very bohemian about yours yet it’s perfect for the city too. Good find!
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IdStyle October 21, 2009 at 10:35 am

I love chuncky sweaters too. I think it looks great upside down, such a clever styling option!
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rachel c. October 22, 2009 at 10:04 am

i LOVE how you’ve worn this. you made something that could easily swallow and do away with your small frame into something very chic and flattering!
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