The Wardrobe Staple You Didn't Know You Needed This Time of Year


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As we make the transition from winter to spring (and slowly start to shed those layers), it's natural to want to put on the first linen dress we can get our hands on. And since the groundhog saw its shadow this year, winter will be staying for another six weeks. That said, you're going to want to dress accordingly. That said, we're not saying that a parka is in order. In fact, there's something that's perfect for this time of year that you may not have thought of: a blanket coat. 

The beauty of a blanket coat is that it's effortlessly chic and lighter than, say, a wool coat or parka (as they're often unlined), but they're voluminous enough to bundle up in if needed. While they're certainly cozy, they can be a little tricky to style. Luckily, skinny jeans and leggings are the perfect counterparts to wear with the oversize outerwear piece. With that, shop 15 blanket coats we're coveting below.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.