There are two types of clothing items you don’t see much on this blog: long cardigans and clothing with faux fur detail. Most long cardigans are so long they’re frumpy on petite women like me, and I’ve been traumatized by the amount of tacky faux fur clothing I’ve seen in my days. Somehow, the talented ladies at the LA-based brand Lovestitch, found a way to change my disdain for both styles with the Sia coatigan trimmed in black vegan fur. It’s effortless yet stylish, unfussy yet elevated…just the way I like it. Read on for more deets on this lovely
When Lovestitch reached out to propose a collaboration, I immediately accepted. Though I don’t normally rock bohemian elements in my personal style, I DO love clothing that effuses effortless feminity that makes in styles that are flattering and irresistible. That’s exactly what I clicked with Lovestitch’s aesthetic and clothing, which are also handmade with love in my sunny hometown of Los Angeles. What’s not to love?!
WHAT I LIKE
The thickness: This isn’t a flimsy cardigan made with cheap fabric that would keep. It’s as the ‘coatigan’ label suggests, it’s a cross between a coat and a cardigan, and it’s perfect for fickle California temperatures in the winter.
The vegan fur trim: I once said I’d never wear faux fur, and now here I am eating my words. The understated vegan fur on this coatigan made me believe fur can be chic and not gaudy. It is so simple yet elegant, and I’m truly loving how it elevates this cardigan basic to luxe.
The length: One reason I don’t own many long cardigans is that most are simply too long for a petite woman. For me, too long = past knee length. I was so thrilled to find the Sia cardigan hits knee length on me (I’m 5’3) and doesn’t overlap with the top of my knee-high boots.
The price: At $120 a pop, this coatigan is not cheap; however, it’s an affordable price considering the quality of the knit fabric and vegan fur. Everything was also assembled by hand under fair conditions, which rightfully adds to the price of this piece.
WHAT I DON’T LIKE
Lack of buttons: The only thing I don’t love about this button is the lack of buttons or closures, which makes this coatigan unsuitable for temperatures below 50 degrees.
MORE ITEMS TO LOVE
Fur-trimmed coatign not your thing? Take a look at other styles I recommend from fabulous ladies at Lovestitch: