are we ready for Wednesday, ladies? we are halfway through this last week of January and i am enjoying the cooler temps and sunny days here in Athens. who thinks Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow this February 2nd? spring is technically around the corner for us, as the equinox is March 19. but we all know that winter weather will stick around for a lot of us well after the official first day of spring. today, we’re talking top winter coatigans.
while we await Punxsutawney Phil’s verdict, i have my Ann Taylor coatigan back in action today. i have acquired a few of these sweater coats this winter and i have been loving them with everything. you may remember the one from Anthropologie i wore over the holidays (last seen here and here). i have a cashmere camel version and a cotton/wool grey version, both of which are from J.Crew and have been on style repeat all winter long.
sweater coats come in a variety of styles, some are described as sweater blazers and have larger lapels. some are collarless and are therefore more like a classic cardigan. some are duster-length, some are thigh or hip length. they are available in so many colors and materials, you’re sure to find one that suits your personal style. Talbots, J.Crew, and Ann Taylor all have beautiful versions.
today i am shifting into neutral to cruise effortlessly into wednesday. camel is one of my favorite colors because it’s a soft neutral that plays well across the color wheel. i am keeping it light with my Ann Taylor coatigan in soft white and camel houndstooth. underneath, i have a simple camel turtleneck.
suede booties ground my outfit as they closely tie into my camel turtleneck, creating a chic match. skinny jeans are belted with a darker brown leather belt which ties into my darker brown leather woven handbag.
keeping things neutral or monochromatic means that i can play with a variety of textures without making my outfit feel confused or chaotic. cashmere, suede, woven leather, and denim…all work harmoniously when you keep things neutral.
fingers crossed Punxsutawney Phil doesn’t see his shadow on Sunday! as January winds down, a comforting thought as we head into February is that we are ever so close to spring. have a great Wednesday ladies. go out there and put a smile on someone’s face, even your own!