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The Coatigan: A Cozy WFH Essential

What is a Coatigan you ask? A cross between a coat and a cardigan. Some are more coat. Some more cardigan. The idea, however, stays the same. You look chic in a semi-structured topper while feeling cozy and snug in your home office. Add a scarf and a hat, and you can head out to run an errand.

What did I wear most in March and April when I was dressing more casually? My favorite patterned Coatigan. In fact, it has now seen better days. Hmm…I know just where I might find a replacement.

Happy Shopping!

P.S. Scroll to the bottom to find out which one is my favorite!

Solid Coatigans

Marine Layer Birdseye Coat in Tortoise Shell, $145

Banana Republic Cocoon Coatigan Sweater, $159

Uniqlo Souffle Yarn Belted Long Knitted Coat, $49.90 $29.90

Boden Claudia Coatigan, $198

H&M Long Wool-Blend Cardigan, $99

J.Crew Ella Open-Front Long Sweater-Blazer, $168

Vince Boucle Cardigan Coat, $545

Hobbs London Bethan Open Front Coatigan, $290 $170

Jenni Kayne Sweater Coat, $395

J.Crew Juliette Collarless Sweater-Blazer, $148
(Certain colors are on sale for $99)

Zara Long Knit Coat, $69.90

Patterned Coatigans

J. Jill Wearever Long Textured Tweed Cardi, $129

Avec Les Filles Houndstooth Long Cardigan Coat, $229

Nic and Zoe Abstract Waves Sweater Coat, $228, sale price varies

The Reset Texture Pocket Jacket, $268

Nic and Zoe Distinction Printed Coatigan, $258

Lands’ End Sweater Fleece Long Blazer Coat, $109.95
(Use code CFFFF50 for 50% off)

Which is your favorite option? Do you like the solid or the patterned Coatigans? Buttons or no buttons? More sweater or more coat?

My favorite option is the J.Crew Ella Open-Front Long Sweater-Blazer, although I can’t decide which color to buy! It comes in charcoal, camel, and the pink pictured. A good camel is so hard to find and this one is perfect.

Let me know your favorite option in the comments below!

Real Life Style is a style consulting firm that teaches busy women to wear their power so they can live their lives fully and confidently. Lani Inlander and Kyle Dunphy are based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and serve clients across the country. We offer personal styling services, an on-demand e-course, corporate services, and training to become a personal stylist.

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