Meet the Robe Coat, Fall 2017’s (Snuggly) Fashion Purchase
This winter, the cuddly transitional piece to have is the robe coat, essentially a duster with no buttons, hooks or closures. It’s made in a range of materials (from heavier wool to lightweight linen), meaning you can pop it on over your everyday outfits instead of a blazer or hoodie and you’ll trade uptight and overheated for relaxed and cozy.
The shawl collar and high side slits make this a chilly weather version of a kimono, roomy enough to slide on over everything from a T-shirt to a blazer. And the wool is smooth, not itchy, so you’re good even with bare arms.
A fine-gauge knit in a long, lean silhouette can stand up to the chilliest canyon night or sharpest ocean breeze on that Malibu deck. It’s fancy but not showy.
The raw hem, dropped shoulders and bright blue cotton fabric make this the right choice to throw on over a pair of shorts or sweats—so much more stylish than any hoodie.
Ashley Rowe ($295)
A light-colored linen topper with wide lapels and side flap sleeves is what we’ll be putting on right now—it’s so lightweight, it’s perfect to roll up in our carry-on to slip on during flights.
It’s luxe yet lightweight and pairs well with everything from distressed denim to dressy dresses. Plus, it swishes when you stride.
Alice and Olivia ($1,395)