Happy Friday everyone! I cannot believe how long this week has felt. After weeks of saying that time was flying by, finally reality hit and this week just dragged and dragged on. And now I am preparing myself to see the weekend come and go in a blur. Why is that always what seems to happen? The week goes slow, and the weekend flies by so quickly that it feels as though you barely had one at all.
I think part of the reason this week has felt so long is because of how cold it has been. We’re experiencing an “arctic front” here, so while it’s bright and brisk during the day – it’s freezing and dark in the early AM (when I am going to work), and freezing and dark in the evenings. I love being outdoors, so this extreme cold has really been limiting what I’ve been able to do, and frankly – I feel a bit like a couch potato!
Because it’s been so cold I’ve been on the hunt for pieces that offer a lot of coziness and warmth. I recently just discovered the “Sweater Coat”, a coat that mimics the feel of a cardigan but is slightly heavier and offers more covered. It’s kind of like being able to wear your coziest robe out of your house – and looking chic whilst doing so. Today I am talking about the sweater coat, and sharing why I believe it’s a total essential for this winter so click through to read more!
Why You Need a Sweater Coat this Winter
With fall being as cold as it is here in Vancouver right now, I am definitely dreading winter. It’s during this time of year that I can barely convince myself to get out of my cozy pajamas to head to work, and on my weekends – I look for every excuse in the book to avoid going out! But this year I want to change that by investing in pieces that will allow me to feel confident, warm, and comfortable when leaving the house, rather.
So if there’s been one thing on my radar in terms of my winter style, it’s been the “cozy factor” of pieces. When I am shopping, the cozy factor on items ranks as #1 on my list, and then comes fit, and comfort. I’ve never been able to grasp the concept that “style is pain” and that you need to sacrifice comfort to look your best. Living in a place that truly experiences four seasons, embracing styles that fit the current season is vital to feeling comfortable – and also to not catching a serious cold.
The sweater coat was a style concept I had never heard of until I found this beautiful Shawl Collar Longline Wool Blend Coat in Dark Grey. Since it arrived in the mail, I’ve barely left the house without it. This super thick, incredible warm, and totally stylish “cardigan-meets-coat” has added an ease to my fall and winter wardrobe that I didn’t know was even possible. Layered with a simple chambray button down, my favourite distressed denim, and ankle boots – I was able to face the outdoors without the dreaded shivers that usually come along with it.