Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cable Gal: Chunky Knits for Fall/Winter!

The much-anticipated September Issues have all gone out, and Fashion Week in New York and London have brought us amazing new styles to look forward to!  It's clear that chunky cable-knit will be BIG in the coming seasons: literally! It seems the bigger the better when it comes to the cable details on the pieces highlighted at designer collections like Chloe, Tommy Hilfiger, Derek Lam and Rodarte.

There are two key elements to this trend that make it a real must-try: it works for all body types, and the style is a true classic.  Play with cable knits in varying lengths: waist-length knits flatter smaller body types, while longer knits with larger center cables draw attention to the middle of your body, which is slimming! Cable knit is a timeless textile that you can mix with other trends for seasons and years to come.

Whether your style is preppy or punk, it's easy to work this Fall/Winter trend into your wardrobe.  Class it up with a pencil skirt, sparkly stud earrings and pointy-toe heels for a comfy yet chic ensemble.

For an edgier feel, throw on leather leggings and knee-high boots with your favorite knit pullover.  Spike earrings and bracelets will counter the oversized plushness with a touch of cool.

I suggest to work the silhouette by pairing a chunky cable knit with straight-leg pants, an A-line skirt or for a real play on textures, wear a flowy chiffon or tulle skirt underneath.  Add a pair of tights and heels or boots, and the look will be modern and fresh.

These are just a few of the ready-for-Fall cable knit sweaters that are available now.  There are even more online at!

Look One
Bloomingdales Solid Pink Sweater, $42.00
Ann Taylor LOFT Gold Print Pencil Skirt, $17.00
Sorelli Crystal Gold-Tone Stud Earrings, $25.00
Rebecca Minkoff Selina d'Orsay Pumps, $295.00

Look Two
Talbots Grey Turtleneck Sweater, $16.00
DKNY Black Straight Leg Riding Pants, $47.00
Rock and Republic Crystal Hoop Earrings, $11.20
Rock and Republic Gold Tone Spike Bracelet, $26.60
BaubleBar Double Cone Cuff, $42.00,
Aldo "Kurutz" Suede Wedge Boot, $41.99 (on sale!)

Look Three
Nordstrom Cableknit Tunic Sweater, $12.00
Urban Outfitters Purple Accordion Pleat Midi Skirt, $26.00
LOFT Penelope Pointy-toe Pumps, $79.50

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