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5 Days, 5 Ways: Sweater Jacket

the wardrobe hybrid you've been waiting for

With the slow change in temperature we’re having this fall (thanks, global warming!) it’s still 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.


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.


Suit: Suit Supply, $599 | Shirt: Calvin Klein, $49 | Tie: The Tie Bar, $19

Socks: Paul Smith, $30 | Shoes: Cole Haan, $140 |Briefcase: Jack Spade, $398

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


Shirt: Oliver Spencer, $150 | Cords: River Island, $60 | Socks: Gap, $13

Beanie: Karma Loop, $24 | Shoes: Clarks, $140 | Key Ring: Areaware, $16

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!


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

Tie: Bloomingdale’s, $37 | Socks: di pedarius, $19.50 | Watch: Montblac, $3,435

Belt: Everlane, $45 | Wallet: Vianel, $220 | 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.


Mac Jacket: Topman, $130 | Chambray ShirtL.L. Bean Signature, $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.


Parka: Urban Outfitters, $99 | Tee: Arpenteur, $93

Jeans: Saturdays, $128 | Backpack: Fjallraven, $75

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, $150 | Socks: Happy Socks, $25 | Boots: Wolverine, $360

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




Meyers is a former intern, turned regular contributor at Style Girlfriend. She lives in Philadelphia and works as a personal stylist at Anthropologie. She likes to instagram dogs and other things at @gabi_meyers.



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