The sweater coat is the perfect season transitional jacket

And you thought jean jackets were the perfect transitional cover-up. This season’s go-between-fall-and-winter look is the sweater coat, those over-the-bum cardigans that take the chill off and give a sleek line. Friends‘ Rachel chose a chunky, black wool belted model by Theory ($320) when she told Ross she was pregnant, and on the Buffy musical, Willow wore a funky, fluffy purple one by Express ($98, right). The Gap, Old Navy, H&M, Anthropologie, and J. Crew all sell the knits. As for the appeal, Buffy costumer Cynthia Bergstrom says it’s simple: ”They’re warm and cozy and cuddly.”