I moved to New York from L.A. last week… You might be wondering why I decided to take this leap right before temperatures drop on the East Coast, especially given that I'm a native Southern Californian. The short answer is that the timing was right and I was ready for a change. My wardrobe, however? Not so ready. I've never owned a coat, rain boots—anything warmer than a light cashmere sweater, really. (Sidenote: This article on winter style in NYC has been helpful so far.)
Here's what I've learned in my week of research: When it comes to winter dressing, nothing is more essential than a stylish coat or two. So I did a deep dive into all of the coats available right now, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that there are so many amazing options at an affordable price. I'm sharing my finds with you on the off-chance that you, too, are looking for a way to stay cozy and chic this winter, but also just in case your warm-weather wardrobe needs a little lift. Shop the 23 affordable coats I'm eyeing below.
Top off your outfit with this chic checkered print.
You can't go wrong with a black wrap coat.
This color gray stands out from the rest of the sherpa coats we're seeing this season.
Pretend you borrowed this from your Grandma's closet.
A teddy coat is a cozy necessity.
A full-coverage coat offers great utility. Plus, I love the plaid lining.
This faux-fur coat looks so expensive (but it isn't)
This coat was a big hit for Ganni last winter.
A classic puffer with a little edge.
Simple, elegant, and completely versatile.
Shearling lined for extra warmth.
This burnt-red color is so in right now.
A teddy coat and a car coat? I'm in.
Go ahead—stand out in this.
You might not think you need a patent-pink coat, but trust me, you do.
A socially appropriate way to basically wear a blanket.
Because rain coats are important too.
Add a pop of color.
It's named the "perfect parka" for a reason.
The animal-print trend isn't going anywhere.
Perfect over a chunky sweater and your favorite jeans.