20 Trending Coats and Jackets I Currently Can't Stop Thinking About

Because I live in Los Angeles, shopping for all kinds of outerwear (especially coats) is a little treat. I know I don't need coats and jackets in quite the same way as my East Coast counterparts, but somehow that just makes shopping for them even more fun. Usually, around this time of year, my husband and I would be taking a trip to New York (yes, during winter because we basically don’t have one) where I would indulge in my love of coats and layers and all things cozy. We obviously had to sit this year out, but that doesn't mean I've slowed down on browsing Neiman Marcus's extensive coat selection (conveniently curated by their style experts) to identify those that are, in my humble opinion, very worth investing in.

From classic trench coats to boxy blazers to vegan-leather puffers, there wasn't a jacket I didn't drool over, but one specific style really stood out. Shop my number one pick below, and see the others that made my shortlist of the best outerwear on the internet right now.

Shop My Look

When I spotted this Theory faux patent-leather peacoat with a faux-shearling lining, I had a flashback to stepping out of the rotating door at The Ludlow with the crisp air taking over me. The color is a brown-ish black, and it’s perfect over a knit dress and pair of tall boots. I would also wear this with a pair of jeans, ballet flats, and a crewneck sweater on a colder day in Los Angeles.

We're all aware of the chic impact a ribbed dress can have on our wardrobes, but this one is exceptional. It has a slit, adding a touch of sexy, and it's the chocolate-y brown we've all had our eyes on this season. I highly recommend this dress for all of your virtual holiday parties.

The Ones That Got Away

This nearly perfect blazer was a close second for me. The structure and weight make it a perfect coat alternative in the winter.

Fringe for winter is on all of our lists, especially items we’re planning to gift ourselves this year.

This sleek blazer is one of my dream pieces for obvious reasons: Those. Sleeves.

If you’re in the market for a shorter silhouette, this puffer is the one for you. The vegan leather makes it a fashion-editor favorite.

I have a thing for sherpa, especially when it's pink.

A double-breasted blazer in a thicker material doubles as a shorter coat for fall. I'm into the neutral tone of this one and its structured shoulders.

Everyone needs a short and casual puffer jacket to layer with or wear on its own.

Another day, another shearling coat I can get behind. Adding this to my I-wish-I-was-in-Aspen list.

This under-$300 lightweight jacket is just the right amount of sporty and perfect for layering under a less-cozy coat.

For those colder nights in Los Angeles when I want to skip the traditional coat, this puffer is the perfect weight to keep me warm.

A military-style coat is perfect for your virtual holiday get together worn over your dress of choice—perhaps the ribbed-knit one?

All this blazer needs is a cup of hot chocolate and a calming flame burning in the fireplace.

A camel-toned duster is a classic that should live in everyone’s wardrobe. Wear this with your favorite pair of jeans and chunky boots.

This ice-blue puffer is the perfect piece to take you into 2021.

My favorite part about this Moncler long puffer is the cinched waist. It's a flattering and luxurious option.

I love a strong shoulder like the ones on this long grey coat. If you're in colder climates this season, this wool-blend coat will keep you cozy.

It's hooded, it's pink, and it has (another) cinched waist. A perfect puffer in my book.

This jacket is already the definition of luxe, but the color makes it feel and look more expensive.

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