How to Wear a Sweater Jacket: 5 Days, 5 Ways

How to Wear a Sweater Jacket: 5 Days, 5 Ways

the wardrobe hybrid you've been waiting for

By Gabi Meyers | Last Updated: Sep 6 2019 | 2 min read

What to wear when it’s too warm to pull out your winter coat, but your denim jacket isn’t cutting it? Enter, the sweater jacket.

Blending the silhouette of your favorite jackets with the coziness of your favorite sweaters, sweater jackets (also known as “swackets”) come in infinite cuts and feels for endlessly versatile styles – so you can bet your bottom dollar that there is a perfect style just for you.

Below, how to wear a sweater jacket five ways:

sweater, plaid, jacket, layer

While there is an almost limitless list of combinations you could use to determine if something is a swacket, the perfect sweater jacket marries the comfort of a sweater with the structured shape of your favorite jacket. Below, five ways to wear one.


office, work, business, suit

Suit: Suit Supply, $599 | Tie: The Tie Bar, $19

Socks: Paul Smith, $30 | Shoes: Cole Haan, $108

Wear it well: Layer your sweater jacket under your suit for a sporty office look.


apres ski, casual, hippie, wallabee, clarks, 70's, moccassin

Shirt: Club Monaco, $80 | Cords: J.Crew, $80 |Shoes: Clarks, $140

Wear it well: Double (triple and quadruple) up on the cozy factor by mixing all of your favorite fall textures – knits, corduroy, suede, oh my!


office, date night, work to weekend

Shirt: Land’s End, $55 | Trousers: J.Crew, $225

Oxfords: Johnston & Murphy, $155 

Wear it well: When choosing an outfit to go from desk to date night, pay attention to the details – because she’ll notice them! Fun socks especially.


rain, prep, preppy, rainy, love story, mac jacket, boater, british

Mac Jacket: Topman, $130 | Chambray Shirt: L.L. Bean, $59

Chinos: Dockers, $45 | Belt: Levi’s, $33 | Boots: Sperry Top-Sider, $225

Umbrella: Brooks Brothers, $70 | Glasses: Warby Parker, $95

Wear it well: Sweaters aren’t the best in the rain, so throw a mac on top for a lightweight, water repellent layer.


college, danish, northern, swedish, foreign

Jeans: Saturdays NYC, $185 | Backpack: Fjallraven, $75

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, $150 | Boots: Wolverine, $400

Wear it well: When the weather finally starts to cool down, rock the swacket like your regular sweater.


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Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Gabi Meyers went from Team SG's first-ever intern to a trusted fashion editor and stylist. She currently lives in Chicago with a very cute dog.