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20 Reasons To Trade Your Cardigan For A Lightweight Duster Coat

by krismkoch

With the weather totally all over the place this spring, it’s hard to know whether you’ll need  a jacket when you walk outside in the morning. The only thing I can count on is my office is always ridiculously frosty. Which is why a lightweight duster coat is perfect for this year’s prolonged spring to summer transition. Layered over a sleeveless dress, it’s lighter than a wool blazer or moto jacket and chicer than a classic cardigan. It’s also perfect for staying warm in an over-AC’d office.

When it comes to the picking the perfect lightweight duster coat, silky blends are my preference — they’re dressier for work or a night out but you can also pair them with jeans and a tee for the weekend. But linen or cotton are also light enough for warmer weather and appear less try-hard, while a lightweight knit is more comfy for beach weekends. Wear a lightweight duster coat as an office topper, over black pants and heels, with a skirt or dresses. Or, toss it on over cutoff shorts and casual sneakers or try birks with a duster coat to achieve that cool blogger look. I also love the look of wearing a lightweight duster coat as a shirt/dress hybrid, buttoning up only a few in the middle and layering shorts or skinnies underneath for a fashion-forward look. You could also button a few more buttons and don’t wear anything underneath and rock it as a dress. See? A duster is the perfect versatile piece and a step up from your usual cardigan.

Here are ideas and inspiration for how to wear a lightweight duster coat.

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