Time to wear long cardigans

wear long cardigans

Happy Monday, friends!  It is time to wear long cardigans for me in South Texas.

This is usually my first move when the weather starts to get cooler…it so reach for the long cardigans in my closet.

They never really go out of style, but in recent years, I have enjoyed the new design…more below.

First let me thank you for all of the well wishes over the weekend, particularly yesterday.

This audience is amazing, and I will update you about today’s surgery when I can.

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I talked to several people who scored big with Black Friday deals over the weekend and were very happy.

There are some great prices this year. 

So, let’s discuss what I like most about long cardigan trends at this time.


wear long cardigans

I am not exactly sure when “coatigans” hit the fashion scene, but it is one way of saying sweater coat.

A true coatigan has a bit more structure to it than a long cardigan.

I am wearing a coatigan from LOFT, that has been in my closet for several seasons. 

I like it and, for some reason, have always liked windowpane prints.

This is a great way to bump up my casual jeans.  Just put on my favorite jeans, a colorful Talbot’s sweater, a scarf…and my coatigan.

Here are more fun coatigans currently on the market….


wear long cardigans

How I wear my long cardigans is with Easy Spirit shoes…and I cannot wait to return to them.

These are the KINNDLE LUG SOLE CASUAL SHOES.  They are very comfy and look great with fall and winter outfits.

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I am a huge fan of this brand.  


wear long cardigans

I plan to wear long cardigans has I prep for Christmas this year.

I saw this idea on Instagram on a site called created.at.home.

That is the top of a pineapple, with the star cut out of a pineapple slice, and powdered sugar for the snow.

Super easy and cute for a fruit tray!

It is your turn to tell us if you prefer coatigan to sweater coat to long cardigan.  

Which do you prefer?

I will be here tomorrow with Would You Wear It and hopefully more ideas…thank you for being here!


wear long cardigans

By Pamela Lutrell

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  1. Thinking of you today!!! I just picked up those gorgeous loafers for $61.92 by signing up for emails which took an extra $15 off. I, too, have funky feet and few shoes feel comfortable to me.

  2. Praying for you today, Pam. ❤️ May Jesus guide your surgeon’s hands as only the Master Surgeon can, and may He comfort you, and help you heal quickly. (((Hugs)))

  3. I love all cardigans! They are prevalent in my closet. I have all different lengths and fabric types. They are my go to year round in northern New England. I love coatigans and prefer the knee length at the moment. I wear them in the house in the winter and as outerwear other seasons. I have a 16$ deep olive hoody from TJMax, a deep brown asymmetric one for 20$ from Marshall’s, and a deep teal boiled wool for $$$ from Kettlewell. (Except for the latter, the first two mentioned are 6 and 12 years old! They owe me nothing!) I shop only my colors and will splurge on the right one. If they don’t have buttons, I use magnetic ones from Etsy if I want a closed look. They are so versatile. I love your window pane look. I tend to go solid. Coatigans look great with slim leg jeans and lug soles loafers or leggings and sneakers. Thanks for focusing on them today! I am hoping all is well with you this morning . You are an amazing woman and role model, always choosing joy in this journey.

  4. You were one of my first thoughts and in my prayers this morning as I knew you were in surgery again this morning. As far as cardigans, coatigan, and sweater coats are concerned, I’ve kind of gone overboard buying long cardigans over the years, most bought on sale at JJill or Chico’s. Now I’m wishing I had some shorter ones like the one you are wearing in both pictures today. These are what I wear most often in our South Georgia winter weather which rarely gets very cold. I think I will be on the lookout for a shorter one like yours.

  5. Good morning Pam. Still thinking of you and offered am prayers. 🙏
    My open cardigan sweaters are older and on the longer side too. They are great when my house feels chilly but only worn in spring or fall as outer wear. I have no true coatigans.
    I wear my lighter puffy coat if walking and its not windy not below 32 degrees. If it is windy and/or freezing then I wear a heavy down jacket (navy) or a wool coat with colorful scarf.

  6. You are in my thoughts and prayers today. Hope all goes as easy as possible. I love a coatigan though by this time of year its usually too chilly to wear one as outerwear. I agree that they are always in style & you look great in yours. Used your links today to take advantage of J Jill’s sale–40% off and free shipping.

  7. Our tempertures are similar to yours and yes, cardigans and coatigans fill that gap to ward off the chill. I like Talbots girlfriend cardigans; not heavy and just the right length for me.Best for daytime wear. Long cardigans/coatigans usually are reserved for nights when the weather really gets chilly here and like DeborahLM I find Marshalls and TJ Max have some inexpensive ones. Prayers for you today!

  8. Yes, I love cardigans, soft sweater-jackets, shorter, medium, and longer. I have a use for all of them. My Talbot’s order including the “blue chill” long sweater from your carousel is due to arrive tomorrow, and I am very excited to make a variety of outfits with that piece as the topper. The little pearly Christmas tree brooch from Macy’s arrived over the weekend – super cute!! – will likely find its place on the lapel of the bright blue 💙 sweater for an untraditional but cheery nod to Christmas.

  9. Good luck with your surgery today. It will be well worth it. I had my bunion operated on 20 years ago and it was well worth it.
    Last year during the holiday season I had my hip replacement. Well worth laying low for the holidays.
    Hugs to you. Brenda

  10. By now I hope you are out of recovery and heading home with Mr. B in attendance. One of my favorite cardigans is a sweater jacket from LL Bean. I also have their sweater coat. They are too warm for in the house but both have gotten used this fall. I have purchased a thin cotton linen white cardigan for a.c. rooms. I also bought a deep sable brown cable knit long cardigan and a navy blue one from Amazon. I use your links when I can. Rest and heal dear lady. Sending good healing thoughts your way.

  11. Hope all went well today! I love cardigans but don’t wear long, open sweaters. I have several longer cardigans, but longer layers aren’t really my style. It’s cold here in New England winters, and I tend to wear quilted vests over sweater tops in the house. I much prefer vests to a long cardigan.

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