... or it could be that the sun is shining for the third day in a row and I am Spring Spring Spring.
Now I know a lot of you aren't that keen to talk about sandals yet (I still maintain you can easily do bare ankles in this weather, you jessies) so I'm hazarding a guess at the chances of me persuading you to ditch a coat, aren't high.
But just in case... can I just say how much I love a cardigan? I reckon if I were to be allowed to wear a selection of these and a variety of blazers, I wouldn't need a coat (ok dog walking/rugby essentials still necessary). I love wearing them all year round - I layer up with scarves, hats and jumpers in colder months and wear over a tee once the sun is actually warm.
Personally I am a fan of the longer line ones. This isn't necessarily because I am tall and it's hard to get shorter ones the right length, I just prefer the proportions with a longer looking cardigan. If they're shorter, then I think it works better if they're of a chunkier nature. Otherwise they just scream Dave the coach driver (this may be a personal thing...) Another plus is that they're usually much cheaper than coats so of course it means you can have more (this perhaps isn't a good thing...). I find them super versatile for casual and smart occasions - what can I say? A fan I am.
And this season there is definitely a lot of opportunity for cardigan adoration.
Starting with one that I love. When I say love, I mean smooch and marry. Occasionally you see an item of clothing which isn't that wearable at all but you can't live without. Alas, one of the few items this happened with last year was another cardigan. A red one (that I bought - the Zara heavy knit 3/4 sleeve one). Bummer. But they're very different aren't they? AREN'T THEY? Later on I plan to waste an hour of my life perusing the Mango site. Without wine. Otherwise that could be expensive.
Premium cotton jacquard cardigan from Mango £69.99
Khaki in new season drop at Finery. This would take you all year round - lovely with black and perfect with creams.
Cornelia Mohair Handknit Cardigan from Finery £115
My beloved grey - minimalism at its best.
Ottoman Edge to Edge Cardigan from Jigsaw £169
But very similar online at M&S. And there is currently 20% off everything at M&S so go forth and fill your boots. Code FEB16SM.
Ripple Stitch Open Front Longline cardigan with wool £39.50 (I'm just to throw it out there that I think I might prefer the M&S one..)
I've seen this in real life and it's a total winner.
Double Face Trench Cardigan in khaki from Limited Edition £55 With styling that I love (although I am aware that striped jumper is a lot more cropped than it looks in this pic...)
Now here's a surprise. This looks very very like my Zara one from last year... It doesn't look quite as long or as heavy but the colours and the knit are absolutely identical. It's also much cheaper - especially with the extra 20% off.
Open Front Longline Cardigan from M&S £49.50
Colourblock stripes are ideal to breath new life into Winter's woollies.
M&S Collection Colour Block Open Front Cardigan £45 Do not look at the styling of these... open mind people, open mind.
and in the grey
Other new season at Whistles.
Longline Knitted Cardigan in oatmeal £130
Pullover Navy Knit Open Cardigan £16.99
Similar grey version also at TKMaxx - Cocogio Grey Waffle Open Cardigan £24.00
So they call this a coatigan - basically a slightly heavier weight cardigan. Although I don't think there's a tried and tested rule to this. Personally I'd say this is a cardigan. But what do I know.
Cocogio Beige and Black Striped Coatigan £26
And now some fantastic sales bargains STILL left at Mango. They are cardigan gold.
Pocket Long Cardigan in charcoal £24.99 was £49.99
Cream version with pockets - oh how I love a pocket was £59.99 now £29.99
Belted in two tone. Fantastic to wear to the office, to fling on over jeans and a tee or for over a black dress and heels for a night out. The most versatile "cardigan" there probably is here at a knock down price.
Long Cotton Cardigan was £59.99 now £29.99
This really reminds me of my grey 3.1 Phillip Lim one. Definitely more of a coatigan.
Buttoned long cardigan in black was £59.99 now £29.99
But this is the one I would plump for. Minimal, achingly stylish, practical and comfortable all at the same time plus a great price. Outfit inspiration right here.
Long cotton cardigan in navy from Mango was £69.99 now £34.99 This is obviously the sensible buy.
Here I am today proving my love of the knit in one of my many cardigans - a faithful from last Autumn.
Cardigan - Zara
Grey cashmere essential roll neck - Cocoa Cashmere
Grey tweed joggers - Topshop
White cracked Stan Smiths - adidas
Red Soho Disco bag - Gucci
And outfit from last night. Out out with friends. Yes I have fake tanned my legs from my knee down to just above my ankle. All the class.
Black silk pussy bow blouse - Zara
Black leather look culottes - River Island
Nuria sock boots - Iro
Leopard print clutch - Tory Burch
Feeling slightly delicate this morning. Out for lunch with the family and movie night to introduce them to the joys of Zoolander.. this could go one of two ways...