Th only thing I want to do in autumn and winter is snuggle up with a fluffy blanket and hibernate. Unfortunately, this isn’t socially acceptable and neither is going out of the house in your dressing gown. So when I spotted this long grey chunky knit cardigan * on the New Look website, I knew it was the compromise I’d been looking for – snuggly, but also socially appropriate to be worn in public! Today, I thought I’d show you how I style it.
All products marked with * have been purchased with gift vouchers that I was kindly given by The Fort as part of their The Fort Theory of Shopping Campaing. This post contains affiliate links. All monies made from affiliate links will go towards funding power assist wheels for my wheelchair. More information can be found in my full DISCLAIMER.
While I originally spotted this long grey chunky knit cardigan on New Look’s website (£24.99), I picked it up in person when Dan took me to The Fort Shopping Park, Birmingham to take part in their Theory of Shopping campaign. I’m glad I did, as it’s even more cosy and snuggly than it looks online! Honestly, I was tempted to get both the grey and navy shade to have two super cozy cardigan options!
The inspiration for this outfit combination came when I was looking on Pinterest for outfit inspiration with a long grey coat – check out my long grey coat Pinterest board to see what I found! There are some fantastic ideas here, so I decided to substitute the coat for my grey long chunky knit cardigan! Light blue denim isn’t what I would’ve naturally paired with a light grey cardigan, but lots of the Pinterest outfits I found were with light denim. As I’m trying to embrace the lighter denim look, I thought I’d give this combination a try.
So, I paired my grey long grey chunky knit cardigan with a pair of light blue Emilee jeggings, which you can find on newlook.com (£15.99), and a white 3/4 sleeve t-shirt from H&M. I have to admit that finding a white long length t-shirt was more of a mission than it should’ve been. I originally ordered two different styles from ASOS, one was pretty see through and the other was so big it looked like a tent on me (despite being a size 10). So I bit the bullet and got Dan to take me to the shops to try on maternity t-shirts. This was pretty disappointing. We went into New Look, H&M and River Island and only H&M had a maternity section!
I wasn’t sure I’d quite be big enough for maternity wear just yet (18 weeks), so I really wanted to try on rather than order online. Thankfully, H&M had a 3/4 sleeve white jersey top that fit nicely. You can find this on HM.com (£8.99) I don’t want to buy too many maternity pieces, as I’ll only be in them for a short amount of time, but I’m ok with getting a few key basics at and affordable price.
But, I wanted to add a little twist to what I’d found on Pinterest. I’ve recently been inspired to combine red and grey by a few of my favourite fashion bloggers on Instagram, particularly Holly from The Kitty Luxe. If you haven’t already, you need to check out her Instagram account! This colour combination isn’t one I’d have thought of myself, but seeing how amazing Holly and others looked, I knew I had to give it a try.
I don’t have many red pieces, because it’s not a colour that suits me as a main piece. But I feel like I can get away with a few accent pieces, which is exactly what I’ve done here.
I bought this chunky red necklace many, many years ago for my nephew’s christening. My nephew is not in secondary school, so that gives you an idea just how long I’ve had this! I can’t remember where it came from, but it wouldn’t still be available anyway. The red animal print belt was once my sister’s but she didn’t want it any more. Probably because it’s falling apart. But, it’s one of the few belts that are long enough to fit round my bump. So I’m keeping hold of it for now. I’ve found that belts are a great way of keeping long cardigans from falling open and draping over my wheelchair’s wheels. And of cause, I had to add a red lip with this outfit. Here, I’ve used No7 Perfect Lips Pencil in 15 Fire and No7 Stay Perfect Lipstick in 80 Cherry.
To keep my legs warm, I opted for my black elasticated side boots*, which you can find on NewLook.com (£29.99). I love the contrast they create against the light blue denim of my jeggings.
What do you think of the red accents with my long grey chunky knit cardigan? How would you style it?
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