The Classic Coat Every Woman Should Own

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    Check out some of our favorite ways to wear and shop the classic camel coat. 

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    A classic peacoat in this goes-with-anything shade adds polish to roomy overalls. 

    On Tyler: 
    Givenchy Coat & Antigona Tote ($3,014); Citizens Of Humanity Quincy Overalls; Proenza Schouler t-shirt; Lanvin shoes; Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses ($308)

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    This long, belted style by Max Mara elevates ripped skinny jeans and sneakers so the look is appropriate for a casual, early dinner. 

    On Barrymore: 
    Similar coat: MaxMara Camel Hair Coat ($2,290); Tory Burch Noah High Top Sneakers ($250); Blank NYC Spray On Jeans ($88) in Runaways; Lauren Moshi Taylor Batman Canvas Tote ($97)

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    This sharply tailored coat, with its dramatic buttons, is suitable for topping off a minimalist ensemble. 

    On Lawrence: 
    Burberry Tailored Peplum Coat ($3,595) in Mid Camel; Thakoon Skirt & Top; EF Collection Diamond Split Dagger Necklace ($836) in 14k Rose Gold

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    Olivia Palermo manages the proportions of this shorter, funnel-neck style by adding suede knee-high boots. 

    On Palermo:
    Fay Funnel-Neck Coat ($797); Stuart Weitzman 5050 Boot ($598) in Black Suede

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    A boxy, mid-weight style such as this one on Meredith Melling is the perfect style for wearing both on the street and indoors. 


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    She may be a California girl but Kim Kardashian certainly knows how to handle the chill of a New York winter, with this MaxMara Carrara coat. 

    Similar Style:
    MaxMara Saio Coat ($3,021)

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    Blogger Victoria Tornegren of I’m Next does the classic cape-as-coat with one from H&M, draped over a slouchy t-shirt and Topshop Moto Vintage Mom Jeans ($65) jeans.

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    Another styling lesson courtesy of Ashley Olsen: Offset a rich caramel-hued version like this with structured, jewel-toned accessories. 


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    Looks like a blazer, feels like a coat.  Blogger Sara Strand has firm grip on how to layer this vintage version. 

    On Strand:
    Similar coat: UNIF Hardy Boyfriend Blazer ($135); Acne Pop Pop Light Vintage Jeans ($270); Hipsters for Sisters Flat Belt Bag ($145) in Leopard

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    You can balance a slim, tailored style with platform boots and chunky wool knit. 

    On Cotton:
    Aubin & Wills Coat; Stella McCartney Bailey Boot ($740); Karen Walker Sunglasses

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    Burberry Brit

    Not into the whole coat thing?  A cropped sleeve pea coat is also a keeper and suits more petite frames. 

    Burberry Brit Wool and Camel Hair Double Breasted Cocoon Coat ($1,168)

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    Marc by Marc Jacobs

    A fuzzy texture, combined with a sleek, longer silhouette makes this ideal for both work and off-duty. 

    Marc by Marc Jacobs Rex Wool-Blend Coat ($1,065) 

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    This boxy one-button cocoon coat is the style of the season, and will look great when paired with a midi skirt and turtleneck. 

    Fossil Morgan Cocoon Coat ($228) in Camel

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    Evocative of a men’s dressing robe, a dramatic, oversized, and belted style is perennially chic as an evening coat. 

    Carven Camel Wool Coat ($2,275) in Camel

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    Classic menswear tailoring such as this is a true investment piece and you’ll find yourself reaching for it not just this winter, but many to come. 

    Joseph Wool and Cashmere-Blend Coat ($895) in Camel

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    No buttons?  Let a minimalist coat work its maximum charm by being your go-to for topping off sleek, architectural separates. 

    Theory Wool Elibeth Coat ($690) in Camel

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    For the biker jacket enthusiasts, this moto-inspired style adds an edge to even the most prim of pencil skirts. 

    Belstaff Wool-Cashmere Moto Dallington Jacket ($1295) in Camel

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    A wide lapel, contrast-trim sleeves and flap pockets give this a decidedly menswear feel. 

    Asos Knee Length Over Coat ($154.27) in Camel

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    With the nipped waist and slit back, there’s an Edwardian element to this double-breasted style, so we suggest keeping it modern by styling it with slim cropped jeans and classic button down. 

    Smythe Reefer Coat ($895)

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    A belted waist not only slims your figure but also adds a touch of insouciance to this military-detailed coat. 

    Warehouse Longline Melton Coat ($165) in Camel

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Wool-Cashmere Moto Dallington Jacket

Wool-Cashmere Moto Dallington Jacket

Belstaff, $1295
Wool and Camel Hair Double-Breasted Cocoon Coat

Wool and Camel Hair Double-Breasted Cocoon Coat

Burberry Brit, $1169
Morgan Cocoon Coat

Morgan Cocoon Coat

Fossil, $228
Camel Wool Coat

Camel Wool Coat

Carven, $2275
Wool and Cashmere-Blend Coat

Wool and Cashmere-Blend Coat

Joseph, $895
Rex Wool-Blend Coat ($1,065)

Rex Wool-Blend Coat ($1,065)

Marc by Marc Jacobs, $1065
Knee-Length Overcoat

Knee-Length Overcoat

Asos, $154
Reefer Coat

Reefer Coat

Smythe, $495
Wool Elibeth Coat

Wool Elibeth Coat

Theory, $690
Longline Melton Coat

Longline Melton Coat

Warehouse, $165
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