Teddy coat outfit, Fair Isle sweater - une femme d'un certain âge

One reason to love chilly weather

Maybe I’m a bit biased because I love to layer, but I think outerwear is a great opportunity to add personality and interest to our outfits. Teddy coats are an outerwear trend that has shown some staying power the last few seasons. They can provide warmth while adding fun texture, and are available in a range of styles and colors.

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom. All ideas and opinions are my own. No items were gifted.

A warm & lightweight teddy coat

It was during a visit to Paris in December of 2018 that teddy coats first hit my style radar. And every year since I’ve been keeping my eyes open for one that suits my style and our climate.

While we don’t have to deal with ice or snow or sub-freezing temperatures, even Southern California can be quite chilly this time of year. I get cold easily and have a hard time warming up again, so a warm outer layer is a must for me. But I don’t want anything too heavy or bulky. This short double-breasted teddy coat is warm but soft and surprisingly light. I’m wearing size Small, and happily, the sleeves aren’t too long.

I’ve styled the teddy coat with a colorful Fair Isle sweater which is also warm and incredibly soft! I’m wearing size small. While there are both warm and cool colors in the pattern, I think Springs & Autumns could wear it (as the body of the sweater is warm-toned).

Here are a few more Fair Isle style sweaters…

Susan B. wears a brown teddy jacket, colorful Fair Isle sweater, step-hem jeans and brown boots.

Nordstrom has a great selection of teddy coats and jackets. Many items are still available for delivery by Christmas, or you can order online and pick up at your local Nordstrom store, often the same day.

More teddy coats and jackets and some faux fur options (click images to shop)…

Susan B. leans in toward camera wearing a ba&sh teddy coat, colorful Fair Isle sweater, and gold initial necklace.

Happy Holidays! 🎄🕎

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11 Comments

  1. Laura
    December 16, 2022 / 7:04 am

    Happy Holidays Susan! ❄️

  2. Vicki
    December 16, 2022 / 7:50 am

    That pop of red in the sweater and lip color are fabulous on you! Happy Holidays!

  3. Francesca B
    December 16, 2022 / 8:47 am

    Happy Holidays Susan! Thank you for a wonderful year l so enjoy subscribing to your wonderful posts.Take care 🙂

  4. No Fear of Fashion
    December 16, 2022 / 9:16 am

    Nice Teddy, but I am swooning over the boots.
    Greetje

  5. Bette
    December 16, 2022 / 9:18 am

    Ooh. That jacket definitely puts the teddy bear in the teddy coat. So soft and cozy looking. Love!

  6. Christie
    December 16, 2022 / 11:59 am

    Happy Holidays Susan! I hope you have a great time with family and friends.

    Thank you for all the great, enjoyable, informative posts year after year. I would love to go to your Brian/Susan Holiday Open House, but do not live close by. So maybe we will get to hear about it the new year! Thanks again.

  7. Julie from Melbourne,Australia
    December 16, 2022 / 10:30 pm

    I love your sunglasses and would love to know the brand.
    Happy holidays!

  8. Rona Book
    December 17, 2022 / 4:43 pm

    I agree with Vicki, that red in the sweater with matching lip is fab. ❄️Happy Holidays!❄️xx

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