Snuggle Up In The Coziest Portmanteau Of All—The Coatigan

Amanda Randone
·3 mins read

There comes a point in the cozy days of fall where the season reaches its pinnacle. This glorious but brief period is a delicious sliver out of the annual weather pie where the temperature is at its most perfect: crisp but not too cold, sunny without being hot, layers recommended but not required. It's a time of year where you can still keep that puffer jacket packed away, but an oversized scarf is no longer enough to do the trick. So what's a person to wear throughout this beautiful state of living in the in-between?

Make way for the coatigan. It's a hybrid wardrobe essential for transitional weather that's not entirely a coat, but not exactly a cardigan either. Instead, the coatigan is a stylish, happy medium that happens to make an excellent chilly office essential too. From light and lengthy dusters to heavier, more structured silhouettes, the options for staying warm without overheating are abundant. While some coatigans can be belted or tied at the waist, others are designed for layering so you can pile on plenty of garments and accessories as winter draws near. Texture also plays a large part in the versatility of this crossbreed piece, with options like ribbed knits and chunky Italian-spun alpaca fabrics that can function as outerwear — weather permitting, of course.

So let us welcome you to the best part of autumn with a selection of cardigan-like coats (or coat-like cardigans, depending on which one you pick) to prep your closet accordingly.

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<br><br><strong>Mango</strong> Striped Cotton Coat, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.mango.com%2Fus%2Fwomen%2Fcoats-coats%2Fstriped-cotton-coat_77087632.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mango" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mango</a>


Mango Striped Cotton Coat, $, available at Mango
<br><br><strong>Out From Under</strong> Houston Hooded Cardigan, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.urbanoutfitters.com%2Fshop%2Fout-from-under-houston-hooded-cardigan" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Urban Outfitters" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Urban Outfitters</a>


Out From Under Houston Hooded Cardigan, $, available at Urban Outfitters
<br><br><strong>Anthropologie</strong> Shaina Sweater Coat, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.anthropologie.com%2Fshop%2Fshaina-sweater-coat" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Anthropologie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Anthropologie</a>


Anthropologie Shaina Sweater Coat, $, available at Anthropologie
<br><br><strong>Lucky Brand</strong> Sweater Coat, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.luckybrand.com%2Fsweater-coat%2F7W52364.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lucky Brand" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Lucky Brand</a>


Lucky Brand Sweater Coat, $, available at Lucky Brand
<br><br><strong>Free People</strong> Like A Diamond Sweater Coat, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.freepeople.com%2Fshop%2Flike-a-diamond-sweater-coat%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Free People" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Free People</a>


Free People Like A Diamond Sweater Coat, $, available at Free People
<br><br><strong>Only</strong> Longline Coatigan, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.asos.com%2Fus%2Fonly%2Fonly-longline-coatigan-in-gray%2Fprd%2F20387670" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ASOS</a>


Only Longline Coatigan, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>NIC+ZOE</strong> Abstract Waves Sweater Coat, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Fniczoe-abstract-waves-sweater-coat%2F5708607" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


NIC+ZOE Abstract Waves Sweater Coat, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Missguided</strong> Plus Size Black Longline Belted Cardigan, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.missguidedus.com%2Fplus-size-black-longline-belted-cardigan-10165083" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Missguided" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Missguided</a>


Missguided Plus Size Black Longline Belted Cardigan, $, available at Missguided
<br><br><strong>J.Crew</strong> Open Front Sweater Blazer, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jcrew.com%2Fus%2Fp%2Fwomens_category%2Fcoats_and_jackets%2Ftopcoat%2Fella-openfront-long-sweaterblazer%2FAD753" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:J.Crew" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">J.Crew</a>


J.Crew Open Front Sweater Blazer, $, available at J.Crew
<br><br><strong>Astr The Label</strong> Fauna Coat, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.verishop.com%2Fastr-the-label%2Fcoats-jackets-blazers%2Ffauna-coat%2Fp1640350908451%3F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Verishop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Verishop</a>


Astr The Label Fauna Coat, $, available at Verishop
<br><br><strong>futurino</strong> Chunky Twist Oversized Cardigan Jacket, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/2N95KYb" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


futurino Chunky Twist Oversized Cardigan Jacket, $, available at Amazon
<br><br><strong>Vince</strong> Boucle Cardigan Coat, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.shopbop.com%2Fboucle-cardigan-coat-vince%2Fvp%2Fv%3D1%2F1522830347.htm" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shopbop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shopbop</a>


Vince Boucle Cardigan Coat, $, available at Shopbop
<br><br><strong>Eloquii</strong> Coat With Scarf, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eloquii.com%2Fcoat-with-scarf%2F1258089.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Eloquii" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Eloquii</a>


Eloquii Coat With Scarf, $, available at Eloquii
<br><br><strong>Weekend By MaxMara</strong> Pomposa cardigan, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.matchesfashion.com%2Fproducts%2FWeekend-Max-Mara-Pomposa-cardigan-1376775" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Matches Fashion" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Matches Fashion</a>


Weekend By MaxMara Pomposa cardigan, $, available at Matches Fashion
<br><br><strong>Jack</strong> Jack by BB Dakota Womens Ready to Ruffle Knit Coat, deep navy medium, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/2pyHPs6" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


Jack Jack by BB Dakota Womens Ready to Ruffle Knit Coat, deep navy medium, $, available at Amazon
<br><br><strong>Reformation</strong> Greenwich Coat, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thereformation.com%2Fproducts%2Fgreenwich-coat" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Reformation" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Reformation</a>


Reformation Greenwich Coat, $, available at Reformation
<br><br><strong>Nanushka</strong> Alamo Oversized Robe Coat, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nanushka.com%2Fproduct%2F3259-alamo-oversized-robe-coat-check" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nanushka" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nanushka</a>


Nanushka Alamo Oversized Robe Coat, $, available at Nanushka
<br><br><strong>H&M</strong> Long Cardigan, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww2.hm.com%2Fen_us%2Fproductpage.0863595006.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:H&M" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">H&M</a>


H&M Long Cardigan, $, available at H&M
<br><br><strong>Torrid</strong> Boyfriend Knit Trench Blazer, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.torrid.com%2Fproduct%2Fgrey-boyfriend-knit-trench-blazer%2F11991810.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Torrid" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Torrid</a>


Torrid Boyfriend Knit Trench Blazer, $, available at Torrid
<br><br><strong>Uniqlo</strong> Double Face Cocoon Coat, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.uniqlo.com%2Fus%2Fen%2Fwomen-double-face-cocoon-coat-429473.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Uniqlo" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Uniqlo</a>


Uniqlo Double Face Cocoon Coat, $, available at Uniqlo
<br><br><strong>Chang Yun</strong> Maxi Cardigan, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/2GaIY19" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


Chang Yun Maxi Cardigan, $, available at Amazon
<br><br><strong>Ganni</strong> Fenn Belted Wool-BlendBouclé Coat, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theoutnet.com%2Fen-us%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Fganni%2Fcoats%2Fmid-coat%2Ffenn-belted-wool-blend-boucle-coat%2F22527730565546587" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Outnet" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The Outnet</a>


Ganni Fenn Belted Wool-BlendBouclé Coat, $, available at The Outnet
<br><br><strong>BB Dakota</strong> To Be Fair Isle Cardigan, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.verishop.com%2Fbb-dakota%2Fsweater-knits%2Fto-be-fair-isle-cardigan%2Fp1640356675619" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Verishop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Verishop</a>


BB Dakota To Be Fair Isle Cardigan, $, available at Verishop

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