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While I’m not normally one for cheeky, unnecessary word mashups — usually invented to describe some new trend that almost certainly doesn’t need a single word to describe it — there is one that has been making the rounds this fall that I honestly don’t mind. That would be the “coatigan,” or, in layman’s terms, a button-down sweater that falls somewhere between a cardigan and a coat.
Sometimes called the jackardigan (get it?), it’s perfect for days that don’t quite require a parka but require something, or even for wearing all day in a chilly office. The silly monikers fail to bother me in part because the concept is so good in all its variant forms: Some are polished and chic enough to wear with business clothes, while others are oversized, thick-knit, and cozy.
In case you’ve been eyeing this trend too, we pulled together several of the best versions out right now. Check them out below!