How to style the coatigan this season

How to style the coatigan this season

Is it a coat or a cardigan? The oversized cardigan. The classic cardigan seems to have grown longer, wider and fuller this season. A new word has also been invented “The Coatigan’. Coatigans are a handy coat/cardigan hybrid. They combine the best bits of the coat and cardigan, discarding the not so good aspects. It is lighter than a coat, warmer than a cardigan. They make a great transitional piece. I have been wearing one since July. See it in a previous post teamed with white. It is still going strong and I now wear it with charcoal and navy.

The coatigan above is by Boden  //  White shirt by Boden  // leopard bag Boden  //  brown belt Boden //  Straight leg jeans John Lewis. There is a lovely long cardigan at MeandEm (available in grey, black & navy 100% merino wool 30% reduction in their sale)


The images above were taken last year so I guess I was ahead of the game. I wore this blue cardigan often, outside when the weather was mild and indoors to keep cosy when it was cold.

Good selection of coatigans at Boden and Nordstrom



PS. On another subject I am greatly honoured to be featured on Vicki Archer’s magnificent blog. If you are not familiar with Vicki or her blog I would highly recommend that you check it out. Vicki’s style and elegance is faultless and her blog reflects the way she lives. She runs a great series “Her point of view” where she shares the lifestyles of her readers. It is very inspiring.





  1. Linda
    30th September 2016 / 16:32

    I am now very interested in a coatigan. Thank you for the great looks.

  2. 30th September 2016 / 17:56

    Thank you Josephine… It was such a pleasure to feature you on the blog 🙂 xv

  3. Viv Butler
    30th September 2016 / 18:19

    Great look Josephine, looks super belted too. Thank you for recommending Vicki Archer, I have checked her out and subscribed, so hopefully more French chic.

  4. Barbara Harris
    30th September 2016 / 21:17

    That is a lovely post of you on Vicki Archer’s blog. I have just subscribed—-I had not seen her before.
    You do French Chic so beautifully yourself, Josephine.

  5. 1st October 2016 / 15:07

    I love the way you styled yours. I purchased on about 2 months ago at of all places Foever21. I was really surprised by the quality.

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