chunky knit with OTK boots

I Love Mr. Mittens :: Chunky Knits & Leather Shorts

Hello, my dear friends! I know, I know, another “delay” in posting, I am very grateful that you continue to read this blog and finding inspirations through my outfits. Between quantity and quality, I’ve chosen to publish less but focus more on trends and style tips. At the same time, I try to publish more daily outfits on social media. If you prefer to “see” me often, please also follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter to get daily updates.

Today’s outfit is about one of fall / winter’s biggest trends — chunky knits. Chunky knit is no stranger on the fashion scene but it seems to get the lime light (finally) this season. What’s trending is oversized, super chunky and most of the time, high neck. The yarn is so thick, it has to be hand knitted with needles the size of a small rolling pin. 😀 I recently found this hand-knit brand from Australia, I Love Mr. Mittens, the designs are super simple but utterly appealing. It is such a sensation nowadays, items are often back-ordered and take up to 10 weeks to deliver. If there is something you obsessed with, order now, don’t wait.I Love Mr Mitten chunky knit cardigan pinkchunky knit card by I Love Mr Mitten

Knit tops like the one I am wearing are often bulky, nearly the size of a coat, the no.1 consideration for styling is proportion. The default match for a big top is slim bottom, so fitted pants or skirts are the easiest choice. I love the texture contract of fuzzy wool and sleek leather, so for this outfit I paired with leather shorts and suede over-the-knee boots for that slight change of texture but the same sleekness.chunky knit with leather shorts chunky knit style tips

If you up for the challenge (not a huge one by all means), pair chunky knits with something with more volume bottoms, the oh-so-hot culottes, for example. The short answer is leave the ankle visible No matter how much volume the outfit has, the visual of slim ankles trims the entire look down. Same theory can be applied to volume skirts or those cropped flare pants. Depends on how comfortable you feel with bare your skin in the colder months, sneakers, sandals with socks, sock boots, fitted knee-high boots especially suede, are all good ways to complete the look.
suede OTK boots in action suede OTK boots back view

As to handbags, I see a return of structured medium-size shoulder bags, those with minimalist designs in particular. Which means the Boy bag from Chanel, turnlock bag from LV, the Box bag from Celine, the medium monogram bags from Saint Laurent, and the Diorama from Dior, just to name a few. Be as free as you want with colors and texture, the shape is what matters the most here. My thought is when the clothes are fuzzy, fluid or somewhat undone, you need something to tie up the loose ends, and a not-too-big, structured handbag will do just that.black sued otk boots by Rossi

Thank you so much for reading! Wish you a great weekend ahead! If you have any particular style question, please feel free to leave a comment below or send me a private message via the contact form of this blog. See you in my next post!

Outfit Details:

I Love Mr Mittens sweater via Moda Operandi;
Reformation tie-neck top <similar>;
Marc by Marc Jacobs leather shorts <similar>;
Sergio Rossi OTK boots;
Chloe handbag;
Karen Walker sunglasses (rent it for $24/month via Ditto,
get first month free using code “PETITEFLOWER”);
Dior earrings;
Vita Fede ring;

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4 comments on “I Love Mr. Mittens :: Chunky Knits & Leather Shorts

    1. petiteflower

      Thank you, Violette! It is hard to resist such a cuddly knit, it is like an grown-up teddy bear. 🙂

  1. Michèle

    Your style is unique! You are truly an inspiration! I am totally in love with that Mr. Mittens knits!

    1. petiteflower

      Thank you Michele for such sweet feedback, love that I can be of help. 🙂