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There’s really nothing like having a good coat to get you through the winter season. As great as the rest of your outfit may be most of the time, that jacket will be the only thing people see—you want it to be phenomenal. And we know you’ve put it off for long enough, trying to squeeze a few warm weekends out with just a light sweater (don’t worry so have we), but you can’t deny it. Winter is upon us and you need a coat—immediately. You could always pull last winter’s coat out of the storage or go back to the faithful solid black, but where’s the fun in that? This season there are so many colors, textures and trends in outerwear you’re going to need to build an extension in that walk-in closet just to hold them all! (Not that we’re complaining.) Click through our slideshow to see several jackets in the best trends of the season.
We’re not sure if Olivia Pope had anything to do with this, but we know a gorgeous trend when we see one. An instantly flattering color, solid white, ivory and cream can add class to any outfit—even if you’re rocking a ‘90s grunge trend underneath.
Bottega Veneta Wool And Cashmere-Blend Coat With Pleats is available at MyTheresa and priced at $2,750.
Armani Collezioni Single Breasted Coat is available online at FarFetch and is priced at $1,084.
Cedric Charlier Drop Shoulder Coat in ivory and black is available online at Barney’s New York and priced at $2,995.
Opulence is all about textiles, fabrics and prints, it’s not about the bling-bling anymore, everything is in the details. We love a good fabric or texture; it’s a subtle way to make a fashion statement. So if you’re less of a look-at-me dresser and prefer a casual elegance these coats are the perfect way to style this winter.
Drome Single Breasted Coat is available at FarFetch and is priced at $3,073.
Tory Burch Keegan Tweed Coat is available online at Net-A-Porter and is priced at $495.
Roberto Cavalli Embroidered Wool Coat is available at Neiman Marcus and priced at $5,995.
If you’re bored with the same black and camel colors that cover coats and jackets season after season after season, then you’re in luck. Color is one of the biggest trends hitting outerwear right now and the brighter the better. Wear sunshine yellows, brilliant reds and feminine purples—forget that it’s freezing out and let your coat be happy and bright.
Isabel Marant Étoile Kady Washed-Leather Jacket is available at Matches Fashion and is priced at $1,210.
Alexander McQueen Wave Panel Short Dress Coat is available at Alexander McQueen and priced at $2,385.
Etro Printed Crepe Coat is available at MyTheresa and priced at $2,280.
If you caught any of the runway shows this season you know fur is coming back in a big way. Fendi had it all over everything from coats to jewelry and Prada was rocking it on some of those interesting pieces. What’s best about it is that it’s an absolute investment piece, possibly an heirloom in years to come. And it really doesn’t get any more luxe than fur.
Liska Fox Fur Coat is available at FarFetch and priced at $3,095.
Marc Jacobs Collarless Fox Fur Coat in rose is available at Neiman Marcus and priced at $9,800.
Roberto Cavalli Dyed Fox And Raccoon Coat is available on Net-A-Porter and priced at $17,860.
Metals are huge this season and we’re so excited. There’s nothing that feels more fun and trendy then bright, bold shine. While it’s definitely a gutsy fashion move it’s perfect for this winter when paired with simple shades and silhouettes. The sheen on these jackets will make a statement on their own.
Burberry Long Eyelet Detail Metallic Leather Trench Coat is available at Burberry and priced at $8,750.
Paul & Joe Mandal Metallic Jacquard Coat is available at Net-A-Porter and priced at $860.
Faith Connexion Metallic Lambskin Leather Moto Jacket available at Neiman Marcus and priced at $1,157.
It’s casual and sophistication all in one—and honestly, there’s nothing as comfortable as a cape. It’s basically like walking out the door in a fashionable snuggie. (You scoff, but you know they’re warm and comfy.) From casual to high fashion, capes are as just as eclectic as coats.
Chloé Wool-Blend Cape is available at MyTheresa and priced at $4,395.
Comme des Garcons Double-Breasted Cape Blazer is available at Saks Fifth Avenue and priced at $4,145.
Stella McCartney Davina Cape is available at Stella McCartney and priced at $3,255.
For some reason wrap coats seem to be more chic than any other style; maybe it’s the way they lay or the feminine silhouette they enhance—either way, they’re easily one of our favorites. In calf-gracing lengths these coats are like an outfit all their own.
Max Mara Eliana Coat is available at Bloomingdales and priced at $4,590.
Missoni Shearling Wrap Coat is available at Net-A-Porter and priced at $9,280.
Joseph Double Cashmere Dawson Coat is available at Joseph Fashion and priced at £770 (approx. $1,226).
While some of you may be ecstatic over the idea of finding awesome new outerwear, others prefer the classic basics. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. For those who like to keep things simple, we have a few styles just for you.
Jil Sander Long Fit Overcoat is available at FarFetch and priced at $2,941.
Dolce & Gabbana Mink-Trimmed Wool Coat is available at MyTheresa and priced at $2,750.
Roksanda Ilincic Wool-Mohair Blend Orson Coat In Mink is available at Stylebop and priced at $2,280.
With winter comes the rain, and as much as we want to stay indoors near a crackling fire, with hot chocolate and a few romantic comedies, there are times we have to venture out into dreary weather. But hey, is it really that bad if you look fabulous while doing it?
Junya Watanabe Double Breasted Wool Trench Coat is available at Nordstrom and priced at $2,270.
Burberry London Ribbed Leather Trench Coat is available at Net-A-Porter and priced at $4,995.
Motorcycle jackets are one of the hottest trends right now. A new basic, these leather jackets are making a name for themselves and are seen paired with everything from lace to silk, jeans to dresses. It’s the new closet staple and to stay warm and stylish this winter grab yourself one (or two), of these awesome pieces.
Alice + Olivia Jacket – Carrie Leather is available at Bloomingdale’s and priced at $1,496.
Saint Laurent Cropped Leather Motorcycle Jacket is available at Neiman Marcus and priced at $4,950.
Gucci Shiny Calf Leather Motorcycle Jacket is available at Saks Fifth Avenue and priced at $3,600.