The "Basic" Winter-Coat Trend People in NYC and Paris Are Known For

For anyone who resides in a colder region, there comes a point in the winter when you hit a wall with clothing. It's not that you no longer care, but it can become tiring to choose between having a chic winter look or being warm. Every morning can feel like a drawn-out battle between wearing practical pieces or something pretty that you know you'll freeze in. But what if I told you that you didn't have to choose? There is, in fact, one winter staple that can solve all your woes: a wool coat. 

While no one can legitimately argue a wool coat is a brand-new trend (it is a winter staple, after all), it still has seen an uptick in popularity over the past season. This coat can be spotted everywhere, from the runways to the racks at Nordstrom to the streets of major fashion capitals. However, it's not the prevalence of this coat that makes it the perfect solution to any wardrobe crux. It's the coat's versatility. It's arguably one of the best pieces you can invest in because it can come in many colors, cuts, and variations, and it can make any outfit look 10 times more luxurious. 

To prove that point, I've scoured Instagram to find 28 wool-coat outfit ideas from people living in New York, Paris, London, and other cities. Plus, I've identified easy outfit formulas that show how to style a wool coat easily. These outfits prove that this "basic" can break you out of your winter funk once and for all. 

Fashion influencer wearing a wool coat

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@sylviemus_

What You'll Need: Brown Wool Coat + Button-Down Blouse + Jeans + Pointed Ankle Boots + Shoulder Bag 

What You'll Need: White Longline Wool Coat + Structured Handbag + Riding Boots 

Fashion influencer wearing a wool coat

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@monikh

What You'll Need: Short Wrap Wool Coat + Lightweight Knit + Wide-Leg Denim + Heeled Sandals

What You'll Need: Long Black Wool Coat + Striped Jumper + Leather Shorts + Knee-High Boots

Fashion influencer wearing a wool coat

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@noore

What You'll Need: Long Wool Coat + Balaclava + Asymmetrical Knit Top + Leather Pants + Platform Boots 

What You'll Need: Pinstripe Longline Wool Coat + Turtleneck + Button-Down + Jeans + Boots 

Fashion influencer wearing a wool coat

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@sasha.mei

What You'll Need: Pastel-Hued Wool Coat + Slip Dress + Socks + Ballet Flats 

Fashion influencer wearing a wool coat

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@aida.bdji 

What You'll Need: Short Wool Camel Coat + Leggings + Riding Boots

Fashion influencer wearing a wool coat

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@ninasandbech

What You'll Need: Long Gray Wool Coat + Neon Cutout Top + Neon Pants + Pointed Heels + Clutch 

What You'll Need: Longline Brown Wool Coat + Sweater + Trousers + Pointed Boots + Shoulder Bag

Fashion influencer wearing a wool coat

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@lefevrediary

What You'll Need: Brown Wool Coat + Turtleneck + Jumper + Jeans + Pointed Boots 

Fashion influencer wearing a wool coat

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@oliviafaeh

What You'll Need: Longline White Wool Coat + Beige Turtleneck + White Trousers + Sneakers 

Fashion influencer wearing a wool coat

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@sofiamcoelho

What You'll Need: Longline Black Wool Coat + Button-Down + Tie + Blazer + Miniskirt + Knee-High Heeled Boots

Fashion influencer wearing a wool coat

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@dawn.tan

What You'll Need: Long Camel Wool Coat + Fuzzy Knit Sweaterdress + Shoulder Bag + Chocolate-Brown Knee-High Boots 

Fashion influencer wearing a wool coat

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@astyleedit

What You'll Need: Pink Wool Coat + Black Hoodie + Jeans + Combat Boots 

What You'll Need: Longline Wool Coat + Black Sweatshirt + Leather Trousers + Sneakers

Fashion influencer wearing a wool coat

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@michellaccc

What You'll Need: Houndstooth Wool Coat + Crew-Neck Sweater + Pleated Skirt + Knee-High Boots + Crossbody Bag

What You'll Need: Longline Wool Coat + T-Shirt + Miniskirt + Tights + Mules + Handbag

What You'll Need: Short Wool Coat + Crew-Neck + Wide-Leg Jeans + Ankle Boots 

Fashion influencer wearing a wool coat

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@cocobassey

What You'll Need: Pastel-Hued Wool Coat + Turtleneck + Trousers + Sneakers

What You'll Need: Wool Coat + Oversize Crew-Neck Sweater + Lace Pants + Ballet Flats 

Fashion influencer wearing a wool coat

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@scoutthecity

What You'll Need: Gray Wool Coat + Knit Minidress + Knee-High Boots

Fashion influencer wearing a wool coat

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@mobinapeiman

What You'll Need: Houndstooth Wool Coat + T-Shirt + Leather Pants + Sneakers + Cashmere Scarf

What You'll Need: Green Wool Coat + Blazer + T-Shirt + Chain-Mail Skirt + Lug-Sole Knee-High Boots + Fedora 

What You'll Need: Long Black Wool Coat + Strapless Maxi Dress + Sandals + Shoulder Bag

What You'll Need: White Longline Wool Coat + Cream Scarf + Cream Sweater + White Jeans + Ugg Boots + Cream Shoulder Bag

Fashion influencer wearing a wool coat

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@xbibigul

What You'll Need: Gray Wool Coat + T-Shirt + Miniskirt + Red Knee-High Boots

Fashion influencer wearing a wool coat

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@deborabrosa

What You'll Need: Navy Wool Coat + Navy Turtleneck + Relaxed Denim + Glitter Pumps