While everyone else is complaining about the winter weather, I’m sitting in sunny Honolulu and daydreaming about falling temperatures, snow and bundling up with chunky knits. It may sound crazy, but the holiday season just isn’t the same without scarves, coats, mittens and warm socks. Plus, it’s hard to enjoy hot chocolate in 80 degree weather. I’ll be heading home about one week before Christmas this year, which is just enough time to really get into the holiday mood.
This dark gray hooded sweater by An An Wang is perfection with exquisite detailing and bold details. It’s casual enough to wear on the weekends with jeans, but could also function in an office setting or even as a warm layer over a fancy dress, and of course it can easily transition from a fall coat into a winter layering piece. I have to admit that I don’t know much about knitting, but one look at this sweater and you can easily see all of the care and work that went into creating it.
Speaking of bold details, how great are the huge statement-making coconut buttons on this scarf by Tommify Design? The neutral color gives the scarf a natural look and makes it versatile enough to be worn with any color coat. It can be wrapped tightly around your neck as shown or worn loosely–either way it looks great!
Chunky winter knits don’t always have to keep you warm. This crocheted flower by MK4designs would be the perfect addition to a winter coat or sweater. The champagne pearls sewn into the middle of the piece add just the right amount of shimmer. This would be a great stocking stuffer for someone who loves to make a statement!
The holiday season always goes by so quickly. I’ll be home and bundled up in front of the fireplace before I know it. I can’t wait!
**The image featured at the top of this post was created by Vivian Lau.