Cardigan coat

Ivory cardigan outfit with camel sweater — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Winter outfit with ivory cardigan — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
How to wear a cardigan as a coat in the winter — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Everlane chunky knit cardigan — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Winter outfit with brown tall riding boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

What type of winter do you have? Frigid, reasonably cold, or mild? What kind of winter coat do you wear most often (if any)? I talked on Monday about my puffy parka; that coat gets a ton of mileage in the winter because it's neutral, warm, and slightly longer in length (key when it's windy). I do have quite a variety of coats, though. I pull out the puffers when it's frigid, and if it will be above freezing, I usually opt for either my lightweight puffer or one of my wool coats. If the occasion calls for something nicer, the wool coats come out. They can be pretty warm too with the right layering combination underneath.

If it's a very nice, chilly-but-not-freezing day, sometimes I'll just wear a chunky cardigan like this one. It's heavy and warm enough to serve as a coat, but only if there's no precipitation or bone-chilling wind. (Have you ever smelled wet wool or cashmere? It smells like a wet dog, haha!) But, normally, I wear this cardigan inside—it's perfect if you or your roommate/friend/significant other likes to keep the house on the chilly side (hi, boyfriend!). ;)

I have to admit that this cardigan kind of got lost in everything when I moved so I haven't been wearing it as much as I usually do, but I decided to pull it out last weekend when we hosted our families for dinner and some football. I layered a lightweight sweater underneath for extra warmth. It is highly susceptible to pulled threads due to kitty claws, though. And I'm pretty sure the color makes me a walking stain magnet. Sigh...


Everlane cardigan / old; similar trendier options: Forever 21 or Urban Outfitters (last seen here)
J.Crew Factory sweater / old; J.Crew version
Madewell jeans / old; similar
Cole Haan boots / old; similar
Shaya necklace / exact
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in rosé / exact