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Chunky fashion accessory trends

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Chunky jewelry, belts, sunglasses and more

When we think of chunky accessories, the first thing that comes to mind is chunky jewelry. You can find a number of other chunky fashion accessories, however, that can add texture and style to your look.

Chunky knit scarves1Chunky knit scarves

When the weather cools down, reach for a scarf or wrap created from chunky knit fabric. These fashion accessories will not only keep you warm but look chic, too. Infinity scarves are very trendy right now. Rather than being made from a long rectangular-shaped piece of fabric like a traditional scarf, the infinity or circle scarf is a loop. You simply slip it on over your head and then twist or wrap it however you wish. This chunky knit infinity loop scarf is available at Target for less than $15.

2Chunky belts

Thick, chunky belts help put the emphasis on your waistline and add a new dimension to your look. They can be worn over everything from a shapeless shift dress to a tunic and leggings (or skinny jeans). At the office, you can cinch a wide, chunky belt over a long blazer; on the weekend, add one to your favorite slouchy sweater. If you're wearing prints, put on a black or neutral belt. With solid colors, don't be afraid to experiment with chunky belts embellished with bows, buckles and other hardware. To look your best, don't cinch your belt too tightly; that will cause bulges above and below it.Chunky sunglasses

3Chunky sunglasses

Retro-inspired plastic sunglasses with thick, chunky frames came back into fashion a few years ago, and they haven't left. Sunglasses add a touch of style to any outfit, and they aren't just for summertime. All year-round, you can add a pair of sunglasses to your ensemble to protect your eyes (and the delicate skin around them), as well as make a bold fashion statement. These Paul Frank for Target sunglasses are only $5 and come in fun colors.

4Chunky hardware

For an edgy appeal, look for handbags, shoes and other accessories with chunky hardware such as buckles, studs, rivets and zippers. Hardware adds extra texture to accessories and is ideal for the rocker-chic look.

Chunky cocktail ring5Chunky jewelry

Chunky jewelry has been trendy for a while now, and it's back in a big way this season. Some chunky jewelry is created from large beads, others from multiple strands of small beads to achieve the chunky look. Chunky jewelry can come in the form of chunky cocktail rings and earrings in vibrant colors and geometric shapes, too, as well as necklaces and bracelets created from colorful stones or thick wooden elements. This chunky cocktail ring is perfect for fall with its rich brown color. It's priced at just $10 right now at Target.


How to wear chunky Fashion accessories

Chunky accessories are a little bit funky and a whole lot of fun. You can add chunky pieces to any outfit, from a cocktail dress to jeans and a tee. To avoid looking too gaudy, pick one chunky item and wear it as your statement piece. Chunky accessories look best with simple, solid apparel rather than bold prints or textured fabrics.


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