One item, three ways: The red knit sweater

The colour red is one of the boldest, most flattering, and exciting shades that one can wear and right now, it’s popping up in stores EVERYWHERE.

I spotted this Big Button Pullover in store at Sussan and due to my obsession with chunky knit sweaters and cardigans, it was definitely love at first sight.

Not only is it a beautiful bold colour that stands out in the grey Autumn days,, but the big buttons on each shoulder mean it can be worn boat neck style (buttons done up), or you can undo a button or two and drop it off one shoulder for a sexier look. .

Here are three ways to wear a chunky red knit sweater this Autumn: 

For the office 

A pair of classic cigarette-style black work pants have been given a sporty update at Zara with this red side stripe. They’re great for weekend wear when teamed with a tee and trainers, but also fantastic for the office (as I’ve done here) wit this red knit and a pair of great heels.

Get the look: 

Sussan Big Button Pullover in Poppy (XS-XXL), $89.95 | Zara Trousers with Side Stripe (XS-L) $45.95 | Eb & Ive Agra Bangles in Ivory Stripe, $19.95 | Verali Harold Heels from The Iconic, $79.95

Casual Friday

Looking for a great casual Friday outfit idea but don’t want to wear jeans? Opt for a dark denim skirt and a pair of ankle boots. It’s also a great look to take you from your desk to drinks – if you want to take the glam up a notch, swap your handbag and ankle boots for heels and a clutch.

Get the look: 

Sussan Big Button Pullover in Poppy (XS-XXL), $89.95 | Seed Denim Pencil Skirt (6-14), $79.95 | FRANKiE4 Footwear SALLi Tan, $289.95

Date night:

As a blonde, I find it really hard to go past the classic combo of a red sweater or top with blue jeans; it just seems like the perfect kind of partnership to me. For this look, I undid one of the big buttons on this sweater so I could drop it off my shoulder and flash a little flesh over dinner.

Get the look:

Sussan Big Button Pullover in Poppy (XS-XXL), $89.95 | Jeanswest Krista Skinny 7/8 Jean, $99.99 | Eb & Ive Agra Bangles in Ivory Stripe, $19.95 | Dune London Jewel Trim Suede Flat, $89

Is red a colour you wear a lot of or is it something you’re willing to give a try this Autumn/Winter? 


Editor’s note: This sweater was kindly gifted to me, but all comments and opinions are my own.

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