Expect to Spot These 6 Outerwear Trends Everywhere in 2023


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A classic wool coat will get you far in the winter, no matter what year it is. It's the timeless choice for a reason, after all. Slipping one on feels comfortable, but it'll never satisfy your sartorial cravings quite like a coat trend plucked from the runway, the streets outside them, or one of Instagram's finest dressers' collections. Simply put, trends, especially ones that involve outerwear, keep our wardrobes feeling exciting, even when the weather does everything to bring us down. And 2023's exterior offerings are among the most stimulating yet. 

From the minds of Saint Laurent's, Khaite's, and Loewe's most senior designers come the 2023 outerwear trends that are set to dominate the remainder of winter. Padded bomber jackets like the ones that debuted at the latter's fall/winter 2022 show in Paris are already making the rounds among celebrities, while shearling-collared leather takes from Catherine Holstein's NY-based brand have gained followers like Laura Harrier and French influencer Camille Charrière. For more outerwear trends to keep an eye out for this season, keep scrolling. 


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It took about five minutes from the time celebrities and influencers began sporting Khaite's leather bomber jacket fit with a shearling collar for every brand on the planet to start manufacturing similar takes, thus turning the pilot-inspired silhouette into one of the year's first and most ubiquitous coat trends. Classic, elevated, and shockingly versatile, the style is yet another piece of proof that anything Holstein makes will turn to gold. 

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All the credit for the ongoing blanket-coat trend should go to Totême, the Swedish ready-to-wear brand that's taken Instagram by storm. Its scarf-attached wrap coats—made in cashmere, nylon, and wool forms—are impossible to miss in the fashion world, and if you ask me, they will continue to be around for many years to come. 

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Traditional menswear silhouettes have influenced womenswear for years now. Last year's take on the trend manifested in waistcoats, ties, and low-rise, slouchy trousers, but this year, it's all about tailored yet oversize coats that more often than not are double-breasted and feature a heavy dose of shoulder padding. 

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No outerwear trend has skyrocketed to ubiquity in 2023 quite like overstuffed jackets, which is due in large part to Kendall Jenner, Taylor Russell, and Hailey Bieber all wearing Loewe's F/W 22 leather jacket. The hyper-inflated bomber was a showstopper on the runway, but it wasn't until the celeb set welcomed it with open closet doors that Jonathan Anderson's creation hit viral status.

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The return of peacoats into fashion's good graces is proof enough that you should never get rid of, well, anything. This is especially true when it comes to classic outerwear, no matter how few people are wearing it. After all, an epic homecoming is only one or two runway collections away. In the case of peacoats, thank Altuzarra, Bottega Veneta, and Capasa Milano. 

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Our current obsession with floor-sweeping coats made of faux fur began when Bieber practically snatched one off Saint Laurent's F/W 22 runway to wear around Paris during fashion week. Since, high and low brands alike have introduced furry maxi-length outerwear to their winter offerings, with standouts including Rotate Birger Christensen's striped style that's set to be a big hitter during fashion month in February and a dark-brown option from Camille Charrière's Mango collaboration

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Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.