Sure, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. But, when temps drop below 30 and you start to shiver, a chic outer layer matters, too. However, finding The One can be pretty damn complicated.
But, we’re here to break down your trusty, toasty options. We’ve searched high and low for the styles you’ll never tire of, even after spring fever kicks in.From utilitarian parkas to puffers that won’t make you look like the Michelin Man, these picks will change the way you feel about winter. Now, bundle up — it’s freezing out there!
Trend #1: The Belted Coat
So, you don’t want to freeze and would like to keep your figure? Done and done.
Kenzo Knit Sleeves Coat, $1,355, available at Opening Ceremony.
MICHAEL Michael Kors Belted Tweed Coat, $298, available at Nordstrom.
Dorothy Perkins Black Military Trench Coat, $119, available at Dorothy Perkins.
Trend #2: The Parka
The elements are no match for your go-to utilitarian coat. Featuring deep pockets and a cozy hood, the parka is easily one of the most important winter essentials.
ASOS Nylon Mix Duffle Parka, $140.72, available at ASOS.
Forever 21 Hooded Utility Jacket, $46.80, available at Forever 21.
A.P.C. Minimal Parka, $765, available at La Garçonne.
Trend #3: The Puffer
Remember how cool bubble coats were in the ’90s? They’re all grown up, less marshmallow-y, and somuch better now.
Zara Glossy Puffer Jacket, $169, available at Zara.
LOFT Tall Belted Down Puffer Coat, $198, available at LOFT.
Rugby Plaid Down Jacket, $298, available at Rugby.
Trend #4: The Double-Breasted Peacoat
You simply can’t go wrong with this buttoned-up look. It’s polished, it’s flattering on a range of bodies, and the soft wool is so inviting, you’ll forget it’s totally saving you from a case of the shivers.
Madewell Buffalo Plaid Coat, $288, available at Madewell.
Carven Coat, $1,390, available at The Corner.
Steven Alan Irina Coat, $548, available at Steven Alan.
Trend #5: The Winter Motorcycle Jacket
Your favorite biker jacket acclimates to the dropping temps with a plush lining and a more winter-resistant exterior.
Acne Velocite Dark Burgundy Coat, $2,300, available at Acne.
Topshop Textures Wool Biker Jacket, $150, available at Topshop.
Spiewak Saratoga Jacket, $194, available at Need Supply Co.
Trend #6: The Car Coat
The streamlined shape of a classic car coat lends a sophisticated touch. It’s a sleek way to stay warm this winter — and for many more to come.
Topshop Wool Contrast Boyfriend Coat, $196, available at Topshop.
Étoile Isabel Marant Diego Bouclé Wool Blend Coat, $610, available at Net-A-Porter.
Club Monaco Sarah Coat, $398, available at Club Monaco.
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Trend #7: The Mixed-Media Coat
This style mixes function and flair in contrasting fabrics. The result is one very chic way to defend yourself against Old Man Winter.
Maison Scotch Technical Nylon Parka with Leather Sleeves, $319.49, available at Maison Scotch.
Miss Selfridge Biker Trench, $150, available at Miss Selfridge.
rag & bone Belfast Coat, $995, available at rag & bone.
Market Research by Willow Lindley
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