brr! it’s cold in here…

by ali hoffman

Fact: When I first pitched the "blanket-sweater" for a trend story, Ray responded, "like a Snuggie?"

Though not at all what I had in mind, it was a fair response, as that is pretty much exactly what it sounds like.

That said, the new fad in oversized, wrap-able outwear is a lot chicer than you expect--and unlike a Snuggie, we'd happily wear this style outside the privacy of our own homes. 

In case you (like Ray) don't believe me, I've rounded up my favorite blanket-sweaters below... And no, none of these are made of fleece.

Emilio Pucci -- Hooded Striped Knit Cape ($1,849)

Madewell -- Blanket Stripe Crop Jacket ($128)

ASOS--Twist & Tango Knit Cape ($123.13)

Modcloth --Plaid Around the Pumpkins Cape ($74.99)

Free People--Hooded Poncho ($68)