I Want What She’s Wearing: The Sweater Coat

– By Teresa Greenfeld –

Here in New York, unseasonably mild temperatures have forced outerwear addicts like myself to shelve their furs, shearlings and cashmere coats in favor of lighter, more versatile options.  For those of us whose addiction has resulted in coat and jacket purchases based more on style than warmth, the mild weather has given us a chance to finally get some real wear out of items we can usually only sport a few days out of the year.
Among those beloved, and perhaps rarely worn purchases, lies the sweater coat.  Too heavy to be worn under your furs or down coats even on bitterly cold days, but warm enough to be worn in parts of the world with a more mild winter, the sweater coat is perfect for keeping you warm – but not too warm  –  yet still looking chic.
Whether your style is the Jet Set Sophisticate, the Modern Classic, or more the Refined Rocker, take notes from Olivia’s effortless and flawless look. Pair with a slim pant, a tailored blouse, peep-toe booties, adding some glitz with a jeweled brooch, and let unpredictable weather be damned.
1.  Cacharel Zipped Sweater Coat
2.  Current/Elliot The Ankle Skinny Suede Jeans
4.  Seaman Schepps Brooch

1.  DAY Birger Et Mikkelsen Long Length Goergette Blouse
5. Jil Sander Navy Ribbed Wool Cardigan Coat
3.  Current/Elliot Wine Red Skinny Cord Jeans
4.  Theyskens’ Theory Sheer Bishop Sleeve Blouse
5.  Guiseppe Zanotti Bootie



Olivia Palermo’s jeans by Paige Premium Denim, blouse by Equipment, sweater coat by Pringle of Scotland, and booties by Elizabeth and James

Photos Courtesy of Benjamin Stelly 

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