Monday, October 24, 2011

Take Four: Cardigans and Chunky Knits from Coast to Coast

Chunky knits, cardigans or otherwise, are big this fall.  But, how do you keep this big trend from making you look, well, big?  Here at Fashion for Giants, we put a belt on it:

I layered a chunky, dolman-sleeved cardigan (Kensie via Nordstrom) over a long-sleeve tee (Gap) and then I belted the heck out of it with a studded belt (Michael Michael Kors via Nordstrom).  I also tried to balance the bulk of the sweater by keeping it slim on the bottom with skinny jeans (Bandolin via Macy’s) tucked into riding boots (Born Crown “Sosie” via Nordstrom).

Now, perhaps you are thinking “This outfit is okay, but I’d like to see some other options on how to wear chunky knits this fall and winter.”  Or, perhaps you’re thinking, “That’s all fine and dandy for giants, but what about for non-giants?”  Or maybe you’re thinking, “Sure that works for sunny-yet-cold Oregon, but what about my region of the country?”  Well, folks, I can help you with that.  Or, rather, my new friends can:

That’s right; I’ve made some new friends, y’all, and we’ve started a little blogging group we call Take Four.  Take Four is an opportunity for we four friends, who met by chance through blogging, to get together and support each other in a collaborative blogging project.

The idea is simple: one or twice a month, we will post four, unique interpretations of a selected trend.  And in each post, we will provide links to each other’s blogs, so that you, our readers, can find a look and style that suits you, your closet and your budget.  We hope you enjoy the series and, as always, we love feedback, so feel free to get in touch with any of us!

Trust me, folks, take a gander at the other lovely ladies of Take Four; you’ll like what you see.

Happy Monday, Everyone!



  1. So cute!! I love this outfit. And those boots. But you already know that. =P

  2. Between you and Kelsey, I am having some serious boot envy!! So cute, Gracey! Love the cardigan, and it looks so good belted!

  3. HEY CUTIE! Love the colors in your sweater... Gosh, we all look so cozy, I just want to be by a fire with some hot cocoa!

    Love the belt tying it all together! :)

  4. uhm, I'm thinking, this outfit is pretty awesome! I need to get me one of those cardis like that!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

  5. That sweater and those boots are both absolute perfection!

  6. I love this outfit, you look great! Those boots are stellar!

    Love your blog!

  7. I love a belted chunky knit! This looks great on you.

  8. Yeeps! I'm already a big fan of you and Kelsey, and now I have two more bloggers to check out. Awesome!

    I looooove the colors in your sweater (or shweater, as I originally typed--apparently my fingers have a speech impediment). So pretty and marled. Bigger top layers make me nervous because of the enwidening properties, especially since it would mask my smaller top half, which I usually try to emphasize, but I think you're right; the key is in keeping the rest of it slim.

  9. I like how you've belted the sweater. I always find that it helps define the waist. It looks great!

  10. I've told you this before, and I'll say it again - you are such an inspiration!!! You dress your body perfectly, your color combinations are amazing and I just love everything you come up with! That sweater is AMAZING! And I love the take four idea!!! I want in, haha!

  11. you look beautiful! I love all the 'take 4' outfits! :)

    Olivia :) x
    Wait Until The Sunset

  12. I'm about to post a similar belted/dolman sleeve sweater look. I loved wearing it. It was cozy but still pulled together due to the belt!
    Very cute look, and I look forward to the posts from all four of you!

  13. what a cozy looking sweater, I love that shade of green on you

  14. Adorable- that sweater is so cute & looks so cozy! I love cozy sweaters in the winter :)

  15. I randomly cane across your blog as i was searching for Jazzercise outfits for a possible Halloween costume tomorrow at work. I LOVE your outfits and pics. I am 5ft 9, and love clothes and agree being above 5ft 5 and larger than a size 6 is not very helpful to us tall ladies that love to wear cute clothes. Keep the creative fits coming, as I have now bookmarked your blog :)!!


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