Some of us, the Left Coasters especially, are grateful to have very little need of real coats. We are more likely to fling a coat over our shoulders or throw them in the overhead bin of an airplane than actually wear them. Not so of the kitted kind. We are quite happy to cozy into one of these warm sweater coat statements because they are the most forgiving of all in the hierarchy of the outerwear kingdom.
A sweater coat just makes great sense. It won’t strangle you, even if you are wearing layers, you can belt it , if you feel the need for a waist, you can roll it up and pack it in a duffle bag, and mostly it won’t weigh you down. Does anyone want MORE weight?
This Gucci White Sweater Coat is the OG or just GG of them all. Yes, it costs a lot but, we can imagine having this in our dream closet forever, wearing it over every thing and a girl has got to dream. On the other side of the neutral color spectrum is this notched collar coat that will envelop you in a sturdy but soft knit . It a knitted version of a topper and we love it.
Want a weekend in the chill but totally coat free? This colorful Isle Of Skye sweater is as warm as it is cheerful and this patchwork one from Free People has a poncho hippie vibe that we can imagine wearing by tripping through the falling leaves. Add a fedora and recapture that sophomore fall semester vibe.
Not a category to be left out of the animal trend, this open sleeved Ash Leopard sweater coat is statement worthy and part long lined blazer , part sweater and totally pretty in pink J.Crew classic is not easily forgotten. Either way, we are on the a sweater coat campaign to free our arms and the drudgery of an actual coat.
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