I know it sounds redundant to say that these coat trends are virtually immune to trends, but let me explain. When I say trends, what I really mean are the specific coat styles that have withstood years of trend cycles and will continue to do so. I grew up in the Midwest, where our harsh winters were no joke, and I still own the first investment coat I ever bought in high school to this day. So I can personally attest to the fact that coats are one of those items you really will own for years—all the more reason to go for one that you'll still think is stylish in 10 years.
Ahead, I've nailed down six outerwear styles that I firmly believe are immune to trends and therefore would recommend to anyone. Since you're probably here to find out which classic coats are timeless and indeed trend-proof, just keep scrolling to discover why I think they're classics and to shop my favorites for each category.
Trench coats have been around since their inception in the mid-1800s and have earned a spot in the closets of stylish women from all over. If that's not the definition of trend-proof, then I don't know what is. For transitional weather, the lightweight topper comes especially in handy.
A camel coat is truly the perfect winter item, and that's a fact. There's something undeniably chic and sophisticated about them, and while there certainly are investment-worthy camel coats like the below Totême one, even the versions on the affordable end still have that polished look.
I hardly need to explain this one since I think it speaks for itself, but if I must, I'd just say that a leather moto jacket is the ultimate cool-girl outerwear pick and is, in my experience, one of those items you'll have in your closet for years.
If you live in a cold-weather climate, you're well acquainted with puffer coats, so I'm merely here to reinforce that the toppers are as stylish as they are practical thanks to all the cool colors and prints designers are reimagining them in. But of course, you can't go wrong with classic black.
Maybe I'm late to the game, but I recently learned that this style is called the car coat because, historically, it was designed to keep people as warm as possible while driving. (This was before heated cars.) The modern-day versions could also be described as blazer-inspired wool coats that are classic and polished.
TBH, I was hesitant to add this one in since shearling skews trendy, but each year, different iterations of fuzzy-textured coats bubble up, which tells me that the style is actually in it for the long haul.