In my opinion, coats are like shoes—they instantly make or break an outfit (and you can never have too many). After all, when you're all bundled up in the winter months, the coat is the most prominent part of your outfit that anyone will see. With that in mind, it’s time to upgrade your outerwear game with some styles that you'll have in your closet for seasons and seasons to come.
No matter what your personal sense of fashion is, I've found some pieces you'll be sure to love. From faux furs to icy neutrals and eclectic prints, scroll down to see and shop the best long coats that suit your style, are on-trend, and keep you warm even in the coldest temps.
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A seasonal go-to, the faux-fur coat has a glamorous quality that instantly elevates your outfit. No matter what you’re wearing, you instantly feel like a more stylish version of yourself, not to mention how comfortable and warm it is. Go for a duster with lapels like the below one from Unreal Fur for a sophisticated Stevie Nicks aesthetic, or give shape to the boxy fit with the belted styles from Antik Batik and Gerard Deral.
Don’t be afraid of a bold, showstopping coat. It’s okay to mix and match prints in this setting, as long as long as they fall in the same family. Know the color scheme that works with your wardrobe, and choose a printed coat that coordinates. These styles scream “luxe living” and will fancy up any outfit.
A common misconception for wintry nights is that you have to dress in deep dark colors to fit the mood. However, icy winter neutrals like pastel pistachio and a cool pale pink are right on trend, and will boost the mood of winter dressing. My favorite is the grayish winter-white Ever New wrap coat. You’ll feel so sophisticated in this belted fit with faux-fur shoulder details.
This season, we’re mad for plaid (sorry, had to), to the point of it almost becoming a neutral. This is another print that’s easy to mix and match with stripes, animal prints, and even sequins. It’s holiday-appropriate but can also be worn well into the coldest months in the New Year as an everyday outer layer. It’s a classic, refined winter staple you really can’t go wrong in.