I Come Bearing Receipts—This Coat Style Will Instantly Elevate Your Fall Outfits

With colder weather arriving, there is no better time than now to step up your outerwear game. Living in the Northeast, I know a coat basically makes up my whole look for months on end, so I take extra care to keep a variety of great styles on hand. This season, there is one coat style in particular that I will be wearing on heavy rotation thanks to the tremendous power it holds in being able to instantly elevate any look: the long coat.

Maxi-length outerwear in black, gray, navy, or another neutral color has become a staple among the fashion set. Just one quick scroll through your social feed and you're guaranteed to see one of your favorite fashion follows donning a transformative long coat over a variety of looks. From a casual jeans-and-tee combo to a party-ready ensemble with a dress and heels, a maxi coat will give any outfit a chic boost.

Like I said, I come bearing receipts. Keep scrolling to see and to shop 13 chic fall outfit ideas from across the globe that feature long coats—a great way to learn from the best on how to style your own pick this season.


Lucy Williams gave her long coat the London treatment layering the brown piece over a white dress and black moto boots, complete with a trendy red bag.


Andrea Mun 13 Elevated Fall Outfit Ideas with Long Coats Gray Coat Turtleneck Sweater Trousers Strappy Patent Shoes



Andrea Mun is giving corporate-chic vibes with a gray maxi coat, neutral turtleneck top and trousers, and black patent shoes.


Marianne Smyth 13 Elevated Fall Outfit Ideas with Long Coats Overseize Coat avy Sweater Cuffed Jeans Black Patent Loafers



Marianne Smyth poses in a smart ensemble with an oversize dark gray coat, navy sweater, cuffed jeans, and black patent loafers.


Anne-Laure Mais is super elegant in a long trench coat, mock-neck top, black tights, and white Miu Miu ballet flats.

Abisola Omole 13 Elevated Fall Outfit Ideas with Long Coats Black Maxi Coat Khaite Gray Dress Manolo Blahnik Kitten Heels



Abisola Omole is holiday-party ready in a sleek black maxi coat, statement gray dress, and Manolo Blahnik heels.


Felicia Akerstrom 13 Elevated Fall Outfit Ideas with Long Coats Herringbone Coat Straight Slim Jeans Cap Toe Ballet Flats



Felicia Akerstrom on the streets of Paris with a long herringbone coat, ankle-length jeans, and cap-toe ballet flats.

Monikh Dale 13 Elevated Fall Outfit Ideas with Long Coats Black Maxi Coat Raw Frayed Jeans Front Zip Boots



Monikh Dale is casual-cool in a long black coat, frayed raw-hem jeans, and zip-front black boots.


Sylvie Mus 13 Elevated Fall Outfit Ideas with Long Coats Camel Coat Straight Leg Jeans Suede Slingback Heels



Sylvie Mus is always polished, and this look is no exception with her camel coat, dark-wash jeans, tights, and black suede slingback heels.

Sasha Mei 13 Elevated Fall Outfit Ideas with Long Coats Maxi Trench Coat Black Sling Crossbody Bag Mary Jane Flats



Sasha Mei wears an ultra-maxi trench coat in a lighter color with a black crossbody sling bag and of-the-moment black Mary Jane flats.


Linda Tol 13 Elevated Fall Outfit Ideas with Long Coats Gray Oversize Coat Neutral Turtleneck Sweater Black Mini Skirt Tights White Loafers



Linda Tol is giving fashion-forward yet classic vibes with her oversize gray coat, cozy neutral turtleneck sweater, black miniskirt, tights, and white loafers.