Tip #2: Contrast leather shorts with a chunky sweater.
As the temperature drops, cozy knits are essential for bridging the gap between comfortable and chic dressing, and, just like clockwork, each fall we start craving a new hibernation-worthy style. This season, the must-have options are undoubtedly uber-chunky; yet, while we love our cashmere cardis and wool layers, avoiding the “marshmallow look” takes a certain amount of sartorial savvy. Luckily, we can look to darling dresser Alexa Chung who showed us how to master the world of knitwear when she wore a Margaret Howell sweater and 3.1 Phillip Lim leather shorts from F/W 09 to attend a screening of Submarine
at the British Film Institute earlier this fall. We like how she contrasted the soft bulkiness of the sweater with sleek, edgy bottoms and further dressed up the look with on-trend lace-up Prada Shoes ($930) in Black Spazzolato. To get Chung’s type of cold-weather chic, start with a pair of leather shorts; we like Halston Heritage’s Leather Hot Pants
($345) or Blank Denim’s Leather Shorts ($94)
in Riptide for a more wallet-friendly version.