I love a good duster sweater or jacket to change up your wardrobe. The length alone is enough to make a statement or simplify your silhouette. There are so many great options out there are many different price points. As much as I don't want to say this - I think I'm going to give credit to Kim Kardashian for bringing back the longline coats. She rocks them almost all the time...not that I "keep up" with her or anything. Guilty pleasure. Don't judge.
This style can easily be worn in the classroom. These pieces do not discriminate based on height. My shorter ladies can wear them fuss-free; just don't let them drag on the ground - come on now! When picking out the right one, check for length and MATERIAL. While the actual material composition doesn't matter (unless you're paying big bucks), I would focus more on how the material LOOKS and FEELS. For example, I'm not a fan of "satin-y" garments. I'm not totally against the look as you will see some examples showcased below, but in my opinion if you're not buying the real deal it has the tendency to look cheesy. Don't hate me because I'm honest...
I've pulled a few of my favorites. Some online shops such as Boohoo have a huge selection. I also believe Akira - both online and storefront - have tons to choose from as well.
(left to right -- top to bottom)
Calypso St Barth: Whirla Cashmere Duster ($295)
Topshop: Textured Slouchy Duster ($135)
Miss Selfridge: Blush Duster Coat ($73)
Topshop: Stripe Open Front Duster ($90)
Dorothy Perkins: Vero Moda Khaki Duster ($79)
Monki: Striped Duster (for my UK readers!)
River Island: Light Grey Satin Duster ($120)
Victoria Swing: Grey Cocoon Coat ($37 SALE!)
Topshop: Textured Slouchy Denim Coat ($160)
Miss Selfridge: Light Gray Plaid Duster ($80 similar)
Can you see yourself rocking these looks in the classroom? If you're not a teacher, what about your workplace?
* day in the life: I actually wore one of these during my teacher observation today! *