9 Coat Styles You Should Definitely Try This Winter

Since Australia is always slightly behind the rest of the fashion world, I've been eyeing winter street style images for at least six months now. Gilda Ambrosio and Giorgia Tordini have been right at the forefront of my Pinterest boards and have almost taken over my French style pins with their bold Italian looksAnd since I grew up in Queensland, I may be more used to winters spent at the beach wearing shorts, but I'm a cold-weather girl at heart. Mainly for three reasons:

1. Layering is super stylish (and it's easier to be creative when putting outfits together).

2. I have fallen for the cosy hygge trend, which makes more sense in cooler months.

3. My favourite wardrobe items are coats, in particular the humble trench.

So if you can't tell by now I'm just a little bit excited about the current drop in temperature. Now's my chance to rug up in all the beautiful coats I've been spying on the runways. While a Sydney winter is still warm compared to other cities in the world, it does get its fair share of chilly days with bouts of miserable rain. For that reason, a good coat always comes in handy and I've rounded up nine of the best styles (some trending and some classics) that are timeless pieces you can wear year after year.

Keep scrolling to see the nine trends that have been on my radar and to shop similar styles.

Trench

The classic, utilitarian treat coat is a wardrobe staple for women of all ages.

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This is a cult classic and ticks all the boxes. Wear this everywhere with everything. 

Denim

Denim is a comfortable and wearable versatile fabric that is suitable for warmer states (looking at you fellow Queenslanders).

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Make it your own by rolling up the sleeves and cinching the waist belt. 

print 

For an adventurous style, you can depend on a printed coat to dress-up any simple outfit.

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The beauty of this coat is that the sizing doesn't need to be perfect. 

Metallic

Another bold choice is to go metallic. Look for parker styles that are more relaxed and slouchy instead of structured.

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A light option for warmer, sunnier days of the season. 

colour

The brighter the better! Go all-out with this fun trend (you know you want to). 

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A shade so striking you can match it with everything. 

Collarless

The collarless coat is a minimal and chic option for layering over quality staples. 

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Try wrapping a thin cord belt around the waist to copy Ashley Olsen's look. 

Plaid 

As the '80s are making comeback on the runway (and on the streets), it only makes sense to embrace the plaid print. 

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This double-breasted wool coat is chic indeed. A suitable choice for the colder, southern states.

Vinyl 

Another '80s trend we're seeing on the street is vinyl. (Giorgia Tordini wears this crocodile version effortlessly.) 

 

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Oversized

Take cues from the street style crowd and wear an oversized coat off the shoulders, or slouched to the side.

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The exaggerated lapels and collar, plus the wide sleeves and cuffs, make this navy coat a winner.

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