It may not have snowed yet this season, but it’s not too early to start hunting for that perfect winter coat. You’ll want one as fashionable as the outfits these coats will be covering up. From feminine coats with ruffles, tassels, and hoods, to classic trenches, our top picks for outerwear suit an array of stylish looks. Take that drab winter wardrobe to fab by making these fashion-forward coats a staple in your closet this winter. After all, you probably wear your winter coat more than any other item in your wardrobe—now there’s a built-in argument (read justification) to buy more than one!
1. One Very Trendy Coat
This coat packs a lot of stylish details yet isn’t overdone. From the double-breasted military look with a belt, to the feminine, ruffle-like tiers, and puffed sleeves at the shoulder seam, this coat is a day-to-night winner. Maximize your trend dollars by sporting it in camel.
Buy Express Tiered-Bottom Wool Trench Coat, $198, at express.com
2. A Designer Coat with High Style
Play femme fatale in this coat, perfect for fashionistas unafraid of taking a risk when it comes to style. Pair it with slim, cropped pants and black booties by day, and a splash of black sequins and some pointy stilettos for night.
Buy Cynthia Rowley Tassel Coat, $1,200, at cynthiarowley.com
3. Port Wine-Colored Wool Blend Coat
Add a subtle hint of color to your winter wardrobe by trading in your black coat for this port wine-colored coat. This coat will do double duty for work paired with your favorite black pants, or for weekends with skinny jeans.
Buy French Connection Sun Coat, $368, at frenchconnection.com
4. Long Winter Coat in Wool and Leather
Longing for a winter walk on the wild side? This coat ups the style ante by modernizing the classic double-breasted trench with some edgy leather detail. We’d wear this to work or dinner with friends.
Buy DKNY Wool-Blend and Leather Coat, $595, at net-a-porter.com
5. Cashmere and Wool-Blend Coat
Like this line’s simple yet chic cashmere sweaters—which we wear as stylishly, and as frequently, as a little black dress—this Vince coat will be your go-to outerwear this season. Timeless and effortless, you’ll grab it and go for day or night.
Buy Vince Cashmere and Wool-Blend Cardi-Coat, $375, at net-a-porter.com
6. Exclusive Italian Double-Cloth Coat
Take the guess-work out of outerwear. You can pair this black coat with any look, day or night, and you’ll be spot-on.
Buy J.Crew Double-Cloth Colletta Coat, $298, at jcrew.com
7. White Ruffles for Feminine Fashion in a Coat
Need a coat suitably stylish for that holiday dress? This chic little number in snowy white from Rebecca Taylor is it. And there is nothing more feminine than the ruffle detail on this coat. We’ll trade winter chills for frills any day!
Buy Rebecca Taylor Belted Ruffle Coat, $595, at rebeccataylor.com
8. A Casual Parka Coat Choice
For everyday use, opt for this casual coat. Just the right amount of military chic plus warmth, it will be your go-to for coats as often as jeans are your go-to for getting dressed.
Buy Esprit Hooded Parka, $189.50, at esprit.com
9. Vintage Look Winter Coat
Into vintage clothing? Rock this jacket and get the jump on the retro trend, before the look goes into full effect this spring.
Buy Tulle Drop Waist Coat, $110, at tulle4us.com
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