The Coatigan

I promise I haven’t made it up! When this word ‘Coatigan’ first danced crossed my eyes I thought here we go, another marketing ploy to make us think we don’t have something and we need it. That was the cynic in me but the truth is, I secretly think it is a genius term and a much needed staple during these fuzzy months when a coat makes us feel too hot and a cardigan – well feels a bit passe.

When To Wear One

We all have those times when we need to nip for some milk in our pjs, the postman catches us unaware or we just don’t want to look so done – like the school run.

This is where the coatigan comes into its own.

To give you some inspiration and to put the look that I am going for in context, I have taken some images from Pinterest… and scoured House of Fraser who sell a multitude of Coatigans.

Not promising you will look like Rosie when you don a beige coatigan, but if you have warm coloured skin and golden hair – you can pull of beige and look fab with it.



Loving the two tone coatigan on Olivia Palermo and with leather trousers!


Grey is everywhere at the moment and layering greys always look tres smart.



Wallis Double Faced Coatigan £40 



French Connection Oversized Cardigan £110 







Jigsaw Heavy Rib Cacoon Cardigan £175 

Love the flattering mandarin collar.



Inpractical (but we all need some impractical) 

Wallis Waterfall Jacket £45

So pretty and feminine.



Biker Chick

All Saints Dahlia Cardigan £138 




Studio 8 Nancy Coatigan £75 (was £125!) 

This is my pick. I love the colour. The length. The neckline. The 3/4 sleeve. Yes, I am going in.



Hobbs Penelope Coatigan £139 

Ok, your mother might steal it off you – but after all the years of you taking her clothes it’s about time. And you know the quality at Hobbs is excellent!




So is this look for you or you going to wear a jumper until coat season?