The One Item You Need This Fall: The Coatigan

Leave it to the British to come up with the perfect word for that in-between layer everyone wants when it starts to turn chilly: the coatigan.  Part coat, part cartigan, 100% comfortable & ideally not a mushy sweater fabric that loses its structure over time. I got a great one last year from MM LaFleur but couldn’t find any from them this season so I rounded up a few alternatives, below. Do you have any sources you like for this in-between season layer? Please comment or email me ( so I can spread the word - thanks!

Love these two options from London-based (now Stateside too), The White Company…..contrast lined one in taupe/marl:


And another one with black leather piping and sleeves (also from the White Company) - great accent...


While not “technically” a coatigan - I doubt anyone enforces the term:) — this wrap from J. McLaughin is super useful because it’s reversible and serves as that in-between kind of layer...


I’m having deja vu that I’ve posted this alpaca cape from Cuyana before, but I still haven’t ordered! I find Cuyana to have really high quality at good price point.


Also from Cuyana, this oversized turtleneck looks like really versatile piece:


Last but not least, this sleeveless wrap vest would be great instead of a bulky jacket (& arguably more attractive than the shrunken, faded down vest from J. Crew that I inherited from my teenage daughters’ middle school closet….which I CONTINUE to wear! Someone please force me to make an effort in this category - it’s time.


Happy Fall to everyone!

Best, Lee

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