Happy Holidays everyone!

I am currently freezing my booty off back home in Utah and enjoying some much needed family time! When I was packing, I knew one thing for sure – colder temperatures call for drastic measures!

When heading home for the holidays it can be so tempting to pack an endless array of sweatpants, and ‘comfies’ for the trip and completely forgo style for comfort – believe me, I get it.

That being said, when the family throws in an out of the blue dinner at a nice restaurant, or some other festive family outing,  I have found myself looking at my suitcase and have a ‘WTF was I thinking’ moment, and reluctantly accepting my fate as family frump.

Well my friends, this year the Grinch is gonna have to steal someone else’s style, because I have the ultimate solution for you! A chunky knit sweater. Yes, its really that simple!

The outfit combos are endless; casually thrown over skinny jeans; layered over a full skirt and opaque tights; tied over the shoulders of your favorite button down; or my new fave way as of late, expertly styled over a LBD – this piece is such a chameleon and can add such an heir of sophistication to your look, meanwhile keeping you nice and warm!

Chunky knits are not all created equal, sometimes they are a bit too…well, chunky – or even worse, they itch! Given that I live in San Diego, winter isn’t really a ‘thing’, so needless to say I have been on the hunt for the perfect cream cable knit crew sweater to add to my collection for months.

How did I come up with this redic criteria you might ask? Well – Cream because it is super versatile color that can be worn year round, crew neck so it layers easily under turtlenecks + button downs, and medium weight because in Cali it rarely drops below 70 – so I wanted it to be warm enough for my trip to Utah, but still light weight enough that I could grab it for chilly nights spent on the beach back in Cali.

I had almost given up hope, until a recent trip to Banana Republic. I have always loved their quality basics, and was re-stocking said basics during one of their AH-mazing 40% off sales, when I found it! The perfect layering knit. It’s comes in a myriad of colors (cream being one of them), is the perfect weight of fabric so it can be worn under a coat without the ‘I can’t put my arms down’ moments – it’s soft as can be, and even has a really fun but subtle chevron detail to boot.

Even if you live in warmer temps, this is such a great piece to add to your collection – something about a chunky knit sweater just screams bonfires and good times, but maybe thats just me! 🙂

Make sure to check out Banana Republic’s awesome array of chunky knits, and layering basics, they are my go-to for this kind of thing, because their fit and quality are amazing (like, I literally have pieces from BR still hanging in my closet from 2 years ago, and they look like I got them yesterday). If that isn’t reason enough, they are having their biggest sale of the year. Score!

/// SHOP for SWEATERS ///

All photography by Henry Young

This post was sponsored by Banana Republic a brand I genuinely support for their AH-mazing basics! xx