Ok I have a neck problem. It is genetic and I get it from my mom. In the winter- if we find ourselves sans scarf- we are doomed. I am talking immediately cold, aka whiney and annoying as all hell until warm again. So, for us, scarf=happy camper=trust me you don't want the colder versions :)
I love chunky knit scarves. The bigger the better. (No, seriously though.) I do have a pashmina or two... or some scarves of a smaller knit or made from a thinner fabric or whatevs, but with those types- there HAS to be enough of the scarf for me to literally form a triangle from my shoulders to my chin by wrapping it around the aforementioned body parts. If the scarf doesn't end up looking/feeling more like a neck brace than a plush scarf- chances are I won't buy it. Bring on that chunky soft neck brace.
This is a perfect example. Like her head is almost LOST in this mass of chunktown. Obsessed. I am in love with this knit and this photo.
These knits are a little much. JUST KIDDING. I have loved this collection from Giles Deacon since it came out. I am constantly wishing I could find fibers/yarns like this and knit my own version with broomsticks or something. Dear god look at the chunklove happening here. Put it on my bod.
This hat by Marc Jacobs from a few years back I am also obsessed with. I understand that it might make one look a little more like Toad from Super Mario Brothers than a chic downtown girl- but I. DON'T. CARE. I love this chunk hat with my whole heart.
Ok, I love all of the above chunky monkeys, but they are SO winter looking. Which brings me to my problem: How to incorporate my steadfast love for chunky knits into spring...and dare I say, into summer?!? It needs to happen- it can and it will. Inspiration list as follows....
#1: Subbing knit Toad hats for lovely Prada knit headbands.
#2 Donning these large oversized knits with cut off jeans, especially the above violet version to bring in some of that bright color palette we are seeing for spring.
#3 Ridiculously large sweater and accessories with feminine tulle skirts. (All of which apparently go really well with this UNREAL medium length hair cut? Too cute. )
#4 Chunky knit + legs. + heels. WOWZA. Check out the stems on this girl. Who gives a damn about what kind of sweater that is when your legs look like THAT. Anyways, love the droopy mid thigh sweaters worn as a dress. Great transition into spring- or the top version with heels and a shaggy knit sweater.
#5 Chunky knit shorts!!! Something I started to see pop up this winter in more jacquard versions with snowflakes or reindeer- we are now seeing in stores (and on these fine ladies) in a chunky cable or with a fun print- which I think work SO well for spring. They look fresh in style and clean in cut, making them casual but fun. Definitely
need to buy these asap want to see lots of this this spring.
#6 Lastly, bringing the chunk into summer. This seaside sloo is rockin it in her super nonchalant beach chic with these drawstring knit shorts.
Time to get chunky people. Spring and summer require it.