Need Now: Sweater Coats

blush pink sweater coat

Happy November!

It's that time of year when I want to throw on an extra layer over everything... to stay warm during these chilly mornings/evenings AND to up the stylish factor of any outfit. There's one item I've found myself unable to live without throughout the chilly seasons for the last few years: sweater coats.

sweater coat

Sweater coats are one of those exceptionally adaptable items in your wardrobe, and the answer to so many fashion conundrums that present themselves: How do you make that casual t-shirt and leggings outfit look a little better? Throw on some slouchy or over-the-knee boots and a sweater coat. Been wanting to make a fitted or sleeveless dress more office-appropriate? Sweater coat. Outfit looking a little boring? Tie it all together with a sweater coat. The list goes on and on. And if you can find a monochromatic outfit complete with a sweater coat, you've struck fashion gold (in my opinion).

My obsession for sweater coats reached a whole new level this year when I found the Alice & Olivia sweater coat, pictured here, while in New York for fashion week. This pale blush pink color, oversized style and perfect weight have definitely made it my new favorite option. It's definitely an investment piece, but as far as I'm concerned, it's the epitome of chic. I've received endless compliments on it. (And you can shop it, below!) But there's such an abundance of beautiful options out there right now, I figured it was high time to share my favorites - at a range of price points - with you guys. Click through the gallery below to shop!

Hannah Benak