Whether you like it or not, it's almost October, and you're going to need a coat soon. To soften the blow of that reality, there's an abundance of cute options to choose from this year. And to soften the blow even more, let us remind you that cool outerwear makes whatever outfit you're wearing instantly more stylish (sans effort).
To ensure that you're fully prepared for coat season, we scoured the F/W 16 runways and recent street style looks to narrow it down to the seven most important outerwear trends of the season, along with our favorite examples to shop of each, naturally. Depending on your climate, you may want to choose one of the more practical options like a puffer or one of the more mild-weather-appropriate options like a cape. The options abound, so pick your poison.
Keep reading to check out the biggest outerwear trends of the year and shop our picks for each.
What type of outerwear are you shopping for this fall? Tell us in the comments below!
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