Chunky Knits + Floral Skirts

bb dakota chunky navy sweater, bcbg floral pleated maxi skirt

It was outfit overload in this post, so I figured I’d break it down and give each outfit the spotlight it deserves. (Different photos, of course!)

Remember when I transitioned one of my summer maxi skirts into the fall? You can do the same thing when transitioning from winter to spring! I am so ready to retire my chunky knits, but unfortunately Mother Nature isn’t really on board. (A snow storm on the first day of spring? That’s just torture.)

To keep myself sane and to try to stop wearing the same outfits I’ve been wearing for the last six months, I’ve been trying to incorporate little bits of spring into my winter wardrobe. It was a random high-50’s day when I donned this outfit, but let me tell you — those high 50’s felt HEAVENLY. I think I saw people in shorts that day, but I didn’t even judge. I FEEL YA, GIRL. Let those legs feel the sunshine!

While it will be a few weeks (probably a month or two, realistically) until it’s shorts weather for me, bright colors and floral patternsย will have to try to emulate that bare-leg-high in the mean time.

I paired this pleated floral maxi with a chunky navy sweater, and brought in the greens and yellows from the pattern with my woven necklace. A pair of simple, strappy sandals in a soft, muted blue and aviators with a touch of green top of the look. Springy, seasonally appropriate, and color-coordinated for the win!

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Ricardo Rodriguez necklace Flat 128

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  1. 3.23.15
    Emma said:

    This is a great transitional outfit!

  2. 3.23.15

    I live in maxi dresses and sweaters this season! LOVE this look!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  3. 3.23.15

    Such a cute skirt! Lovely print!

  4. 3.23.15
    Kylie said:

    Love the bigger sweater with the flowy maxi skirt! So pretty!

    xo Kylie

  5. 3.23.15
    Alexandra said:

    Love this! I personally peppered in pastels all winter long, but I love seeing those sandals! It’s pretty how you match the blue and green hues to keep it seasonally appropriate.

    Warm Regards,

  6. 3.23.15

    Loving the colorful print of this skirt! Maxis are the best because you can still dress for spring but stay warm, too.

  7. 3.23.15

    I love that long flowy skirt! Very cute!

    Her Heartland Soul

  8. 3.23.15

    Absolutely love this look! I so miss wearing skirts this time of year… you’ve inspired me to try styling mine with a sweater. Gorgeous! ๐Ÿ™‚

    xo, Laura

  9. 3.23.15
    Natali said:

    You look gorgeous in this outfit! I love the colour mix and that statement necklace is simply perfect.

  10. 3.23.15
    melissa said:

    Such a cute skirt Jess!

  11. 3.23.15

    Love that skirt!

    Madison Martine

  12. 3.23.15
    Lauren said:

    That skirt is seriously so gorgeous, especially with the necklace!


  13. 3.23.15

    Love the color of your heels!

    Liz @

  14. 3.23.15
    Maddy said:

    This is so cute! I have to be honest – I never think about mixing chunky knits with springtime pieces. It’s usually either/or for me! This post definitely convinced me to try it sometime soon.

    (I love those colors on you too!)

  15. 3.23.15

    Florals are one of my favorite things about this time of year.

    Josh – The Kentucky Gent

  16. 3.23.15
    Lauren said:

    I know what I’m wearing to work tomorrow! Thanks Jess!

  17. 3.23.15
    Ashley said:

    Ou, this skirt is so beautiful- florals always make for great transition pieces and certainly cheer up a bleak forecast. Great necklace too!


  18. 3.24.15
    Jeanne said:

    Gorgeous maxi skirt!

  19. 3.24.15
    IRENE said:

    gorgeous! the perfect solution for spring!


  20. 3.24.15

    Great skirt! I love it!!

  21. 3.24.15

    LOVE this! Perfect transitional look and the mix of textures is so pretty.


  22. 3.24.15
    Mandie said:

    Love the outfit for transition season! One of the many reasons I love maxi skirts.

  23. 3.24.15
    Alyssa said:

    I’ve been trying to find ways to wear my maxi dresses too! I’m so sick of the cold!


  24. 3.29.15

    I love this idea! I never thought to pair a sweater with a long floral skirt but I love it! Great transition into spring!
    xoxo, Julia

  25. 4.2.15

    This is a great outfit. Love the idea of pairing a sweater with a long skirt. Perfect for early spring.

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