How to Elevate the Classic Chunky Knit & Skinny Jeans Combo

Ella Gregory Cocos Tea Party Tu Clothing

Like many of you, after the third week of November I lose all enthusiasm for winter and go straight into hibernation mode, dressing exclusively in chunky knits, skinny jeans and ankle boots. It’s basically all you will see me wearing from now until March 20th! And boy does it get boring…

So, this year, I’m trying to spice things up a bit by elevating my chunky knit selection. And I’ve teamed up with Tu at Sainsbury’s, who have a fantastic range of stylish and affordable knits, to give my winter uniform a much-needed boost. Here are three looks I put together with their current collection – let me know which is your favourite!

How to Elevate a Chunky Knit

How to Style a Chunky Knit

This knit is my absolute favourite! It’s so cosy, works brilliantly with every style of jean you could possibly imagine, and looks like it could be from Maje or Sandro. Literally, I don’t think anyone would believe you if you told them this jumper was £22 from Tu. The design is so luxe!

Shop: Popcorn jumper, £22

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Tu Clothing Coco's Tea Party

If in doubt add a bit of faux fur to your outfit! That’s what I always say, at least. I really enjoy the matchy-matchy pairing of this burgundy red knit and the fringed booties. And the faux fur scarf is such great value and takes the look up a notch. (FYI: the scarf also looks great with a leather biker jacket).

Shop: High neck jumper, £20 | Faux fur scarf, £16 | Fringe ankle boots, £25

How to Style Chunky Knitwear
Tu Clothing Ankle Boots

I added this knitted cape/poncho to my order at the last moment on a whim, and didn’t expect to like it. But it’s like wearing a hug. And can we just talk about these tortoiseshell heel boots for a moment too? Because they’re absolutely beautiful. I’m completely obsessed with them – and it helps that they’re also extremely comfortable. So bravo, Tu, bravo!

Shop: Chunky knit cape, £18 | Denim at Tu | Tortoiseshell heel ankle boots, £25

Do you also spend most of the winter dressed in chunky knits, skinny jeans and ankle boots? And have any of these Tu pieces caught your eye? Leave a comment below to let me know…

~ This post was created in collaboration with Tu at Sainsbury’s. Thank you for continuing to support the sponsors that make Coco’s Tea Party possible. ~

Photos by Kylie Eyra


  1. Sophie says:

    Cute, cosy outfits! Sophie x

  2. Wow I had no idea you could find such cool clothes at Sainsbury’s! Now if only my local one had these…

    • cocos_tea_party says:

      They really do have such a great selection, and I’ll admit I wasn’t aware of this until late summer, when I worked with Tu and Grazia on a LFW event. I was totally blown away by their offering, and the price points are great too. I’ve met their design team, who are really on it, so I’m excited to see what they have to come in 2017!

  3. Jatin Gandhi says:

    Absolutely beautiful pictures! I love the sweater though. 🙂


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