Well, if we’re getting technical, I found them for my desk-neighbor Hallie Gould, who works for our sister site Byrdie and specifically asked me to find “cute coats that are actually warm.” However, I figured since I’ve already done the work, why not share? From puffers that are seriously so cool you’ll actually want to be seen in them to warm wool coats that give neck-to-ankle coverage, I’ve found something for everyone and every occasion. In fact, some of the below are owned by myself and fellow editors, and we’re vouching for them personally. See and shop our picks—and read a little about what makes each one worthy of this roundup—below.
The Super Puff is an NYC-office must-have— especially for those wet, freezing, and windy days in the peak of winter.
This jacket, which I’m wearing above, is warm not only because of the leather on the outside and puffer material inside but also because the high collar keeps your neck warm on those freezing, windy days.
According to Madewell shoppers, this top-rated jacket “adds warmth without the bulk” of a puffer and is also roomy enough for layering.
Camo print, cool, and down-filled so you're never cold? Sign me up.
This is a favorite among the Who What Wear editors of NYC for staying warm while looking (very) cool.
Of-the-moment checks make this quilted jacket feel like a trend piece rather than just something to stay warm in.
This thick faux-shearling coat is not only long but also comes with a belt so you can keep it tightly sinched on cold, windy days.
Aside from being actually warm, this Patagonia jacket is also sustainably made from a 100% recycled outer shell and reclaimed down lining interior.
Sleek but also cozy thanks to its wool-and-cashmere construction.
According to its reviews, this coat is not just extremely warn but also soft and well made.
Aside from its cool look and faux-fur lining, this parka also has a thermal fill that "insulates and retains body heat."
All you need to know is that this coat is called the Sleeping Bag.
According to reviews, this one is very warm and perfect for wearing out at night.
Long, 100% wool coats might not be as warm as puffers, but they are definitely still suitable for cold winter days and nights. I have a similar black one for events and evenings where I want a little more of a polished look.
Don't let the stylish checks fool you—Moncler's iconic down jackets and coats have been keeping style setters warm for decades and are definitely worth the investment.
Reviewers say this pale pink coat is not only warm but also extremely soft.
Thin down lining is the secret sauce here.
While I've yet to make the splurge myself, Max Mara's teddy coat is famously cozy and gets even better in their latest pink colorway.
Our editors can vouch for this cute coat's warmth, too.
This 100% wool coat is warm on its own but also provides the room you need for layering.