You Can Buy These Coat Trends for Cheap and Have an Expensive-Looking Outfit

We’ve debunked the age-old myth that something has to be expensive to look expensive many times over. While we’ve recently highlighted the qualities that make cheaper shoes and basics appear higher-end, we thought we’d focus next on outerwear. After all, it’s one of the sartorial categories at the top of our minds as we head deeper into winter.

Interestingly enough, after zeroing in on the noteworthy coat trends of 2019 and 2020, we quickly realized that while you could drop serious cash on each, the most elevated outerwear looks are actually available for under $200. Sure, that’s not super cheap, but when you think about a coat purchase as an investment in something you’ll wear every day, it seems all the more reasonable. With all that said, keep scrolling for a bit of visual and shopping inspiration. And trust—integrate one (or a few) of these affordable and chic coat trends into your winter wardrobe, and you’ll have quite the expensive-looking outfits.

Maxi Coat

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Statement-making in nature, this extra-long silhouette will bring a modern spin to any look, instantly elevating your winter vibe.

Blazer-Coat

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Fashion girls everywhere have been embracing the oversize blazer trend for seasons now. This winter, it’s all about a hybrid silhouette to add an extra layer of sophistication on those slightly milder winter days.

Hot-Pink Coat

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Want to get noticed in an instant? Embrace the hot-pink coat trend fashion people are all about this season. While there’s a slew of designer picks out there (ahem, Jacquemus), you can get the same look on the affordable end as well.

Non-Basic Puffer Coat

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Those classic puffer coats aren’t going away anytime soon, but it’s all about those fashion-forward, offbeat finds in eclectic hues or in asymmetrical cuts this season for a practical yet impactful outfit.

Camel Coat

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A gorgeous camel coat is inherently polished—especially featuring of-the-moment details like fringe edging and slouchier cuts.