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The Best Sweater Coats That Add Structure to Your Outfit, but Give You All the Cozy

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After the past year and many months of athleisure, elevated sweatsuits, and oh *so* many pairs of leggings ruling the fashion world, it's safe to say that 'cozycore' is and will forever be the pinnacle of style. Gone are the days of wobbling in stilettos and doing the dreaded wedgie-dance in structured trousers (or at least, we've really pared back): Comfort is king, queen, and court jester. That said (cue ominous music), while rocking an oversized, chunky sweater and your favorite pair of joggers may cut it in the spring and fall, this uniform unfortunately just won't do the job when it comes to keeping you warm.

If you're tired of wearing puffers that make you feel like a walking marshmallow, pea-coats that limit your arm mobility to that of a ballet Nutcracker, and trenches that just don't protect you from the near-knock-you-over winds, luckily there is another option: sweater coats.

Sweater coats are the love child of your classic jacket and your favorite cozy knit. They are warm, feel like you're wearing a blanket, and are so versatile you can wear them out and about and while marathoning your favorite holiday movies on the couch. They come in every (yes, every) shape, size, style, and color, and they are the perfect go-between for those days when it's cold, but not impolitely brutal outside. What makes sweater coats so special is that, because they are made out of soft fabric, they have enough give and breathability to be layer-friendly. You can wear them over a T-shirt, a blouse, or a sweatshirt, and under a coat, a shawl, or a night-out-ready leather bomber. Sold yet? Scroll down to shop the best sweater coats that we have already added to our carts this season.

The best sweater coats to add to your list this season

Naked Cashmere Jodi Coat — $595.00

Cashmere is the epitome of luxury. This cashmere blend coat is what happens when you mix luxury with comfort, and we love to see it (and wear it). What’s better than that? The style is functional and stylish, comes in two colors, and even has pockets to keep your hands warm.

& Other Stories Fuzzy Wool Blazer — $219.00

Unlike the other sweater coats on this list, this cozy blazer has a bit more structure than the usual heavy cardigan style. Made out of recycled wool, the jacket is warm, the perfect amount of professional, and great for layering.

WHBM Long Sleeve Belted Iris Sweater Coat — $200.00

Looking to mix up your wardrobe of solid basics with a pop of pattern? This belted sweater coat is long enough to keep your legs warm, belted at the waist for a flattering silhouette, and made from a nylon and rayon mix that means it’s conveniently machine washable.

FarmRio Maxi Heartberry Fleece Cardigan — $245.00

This midi-length fleece sweater coat is the ultimate statement piece. While winters can be grey and dull, the strawberry print is fun, unique, and show-stopping. The relaxed fit means that you can fit a sweater underneath and the pockets are convenient and great for keeping your hands warm.

Madewell Quilted Hollin Sweater Coat — $268.00

This oversized sweater coat is made out of supremely warm wool from certified farms. It’s perfect to pair with leggings or jeans, and has an open cut (with optional tie closure) that means it is great for showing off your winter fit underneath.

Everlane The Cozy-Stretch Duster — $175.00

No surprise here, Everlane makes the best minimalist basics. This long duster coat is made for cozying up on the couch, but is also warm and stylish enough to wear out. Called the “blanket you can wear,” this wool-blend sweater makes a great under layer for a long jacket.

Gentle Herd Slouchy 100% Cashmere Long Cardigan — $285.00

With eight colors to choose from, this sweater has an option for everyone. It’s a thinner option compared to the others on the list, and is a great layering closet staple. The soft, relaxed fit is warm and effortlessly cool. The best part? It’s made from 100 percent cashmere.

Cuyana Wool Cashmere Short Wrap Coat — $345.00

This wrap coat comes in two core colors and two seasonal shades. It’s simple but versatile, and the belted waist gives it a sophisticated style. Made from a sustainable wool and cashmere blend, this coat serves total “French girl” fashion vibes.

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