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Here's why the POGTMM duster cardigan is an instant classic

It's a fall must-have, especially if you love to layer.
Two images of Writer Casey DelBasso wearing the POGTMM Open-Front Drape Lightweight Dusterin black
TODAY Illustration / Courtesy Casey DelBasso

Dusters have long been known as the trench-length linen coats worn by cowboys to protect their clothing from trail dust. Nearly 200 years later, dusters have taken on a very different vibe as a sophisticated fashion statement.

In preparation for colder weather, I'm swapping out my T-shirts for cozy cardigans. I recently added this duster cardigan with over 9,000 five-star ratings to my wardrobe, and it's quickly become one of my favorite seasonal pieces. It is perfect for the summer-to-fall transition thanks to its soft, lightweight fabric. With many neutral or bold colors to choose from, along with the perfect maxi length and just enough warmth for a brisk autumn day, I couldn’t help but fall in love.

POGTMM Open-Front Drape Lightweight Duster

Perfect for on-the-go wear

I found an unexpected added bonus with this Amazon gem: It's surprisingly portable! It easily rolls up to pop in my tote so that I can pull it out whenever I need it. Better yet, after throwing the duster in my bag and taking it out to wear, I can barely notice any wrinkles.

Whether the air conditioner is blasting in the grocery store or I'm running out to walk my dog on a fall evening, I can pull out this duster and get just the right amount of cuddly warmth. Layering it with some of my summer favorites (that I am just not ready to part with yet) helps make the temperature transition easier and definitely more stylish.

Casey DelBasso

It's the perfect accent piece

Adding a third accent piece to a basic shirt-and-pant look is a styling trick that I love to use — whether it's a scarf, jean jacket, headband or duster! All of my outfits seem to come alive with the addition of this classy piece. I especially love pairing it with my go-to heeled boots, jeans and a long-sleeved shirt — though it goes with basically anything in my closet.

It comes in several sizes and colors

I love the simplicity of a neutral piece, but if you prefer a bright pattern, there are 23 different hues and designs to choose from! There are also several sizes available — I am 5 feet 6 inches and wearing a size 4-6. The sleeve length is a little long, but I like to pull the sleeves down over my hands for a little more warmth.

Casey DelBasso

Some outerwear trends will come and go, but a duster will always be a timeless way to make any outfit look chic and classy. Whether you wear it in the fall, spring or summer, this Amazon cardigan will have you looking polished and ready for any unexpected chilly weather.

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