What We Wore: Sweater Coats

outfit post sweater coats

On Kate: Banana Republic sweater (similar), Loft top (similar), DL1961 jeans, Gap flats (similar), old necklace (similar)

On Jeanne: Zenobia sweater via My Habit (similar), Club Monaco top (similar), Hue leggings, Joe Sanchez boots (similar)

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Jeanne says: I bought this sweater coat last year and felt guilty about it at the time. It was (and is) spectacular, but did I really need it? Now I live in Northern California and sweater coats are great solutions in cooler weather. In Seattle, it was always the sweater coat bundled under a raincoat. Anyway, I love it and it is very versatile as long as it is combined with black — maybe a little coral or red. I am a great fan of all sweater coats — they have drama and can really dress up a simple pair of pants or leggings.

Kate got her sweater from me a few years ago. Great sweater, but way too warm for the west coast. I’m glad to see that she has used it extensively (does my heart good!). Here she has combined it with leopard, red and denim and it works. Again, she has mastered the approach of tying the outfit together with two little red touches — very cute!

sweater coat

Kate says: I love this sweater Mom handed down to me. It’s super warm, and I can wear it open like this or wrapped and belted. Sweater coats are such a versatile winter item — I love that I can wear them to work with dressier clothes, or almost as a bathrobe at home over my sweats. I really liked this dressed-down version. The stripes worked well with my leopard print top.

I love how Mom lets her sweater coat be the star of the show. It really is gorgeous (love that pattern!) and the black backdrop lets it shine. I’d love to see it with a brighter blouse underneath, or a nice chunky necklace though! Mom skin looks radiant here, doesn’t it?

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5 Comments on What We Wore: Sweater Coats

  1. ariane
    January 14, 2014 at 12:34 pm (4 years ago)

    What a nice blog! i just found you via Monday Mingle –
    Love the concept, each your own take on how to wear clothes-
    Transferable outfits!

    • Kate
      January 14, 2014 at 12:37 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Ariane!

  2. Becky @ bybmg
    January 16, 2014 at 9:33 pm (4 years ago)

    What fun! Your outfits are both beautiful! Visiting from Working Girl with Style!

  3. Corinne
    January 17, 2014 at 2:31 pm (4 years ago)

    I love the sweater coats, and the plait in Kates hair!

    Corinne x


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