Dear Lucky: How Can I Wear Fall's Chunky Knits?

Q: How can I wear fall’s chunky knits without looking chunky? —Rebecca

Merino sweater, $128 (avail. early Nov.), madewell.com,

Cotton button-down, $60, landsendcanvas.com,

Stretch cotton “Pilar” pants, $145, Ivanka Trump, Select Macy's, 800-289-6229.

Patent slingbacks, $125, Michaelkors.com

A: Dear Rebecca,
“It’s chunky!” said fashion director Anne Keane. “Don’t try to wear it in a ‘slim’ way.” All the fashion girls lived for the Chloé show (left), chockablock with knits that are not just chunky but boxy. “You know, I could give some advice about a belt, blah blah,” Anne said. “But, like at Chloé, it’s all about proportion and how it hangs—it’s exaggerated. It’s meant to be boxy.”

Anne likes breezy or tailored with chunky. “You want contrast in terms of a silhouette, like a slim pant or a pencil skirt or a silky, flowy skirt.” The only contrast Anne was not having was a short skirt. “Oh, I don’t think so,” she said, looking at me as if I should definitely know better.