9 Coat Trends I'm Seeing All Over Instagram

Which winter coat trends are worth investing in this season? There are certainly plenty of styles to choose from, but if Instagram is any indication, there are some coat trends that will stand out as we move into the cold-weather season. Right now, fashion girls are posting their coat outfits on Instagram, and their looks are signaling the trends that will gain traction over the next few months.

From classic styles like houndstooth dusters and camel trench coats to trend-forward pieces like leather puffers and animal-print outerwear, I’m seeing fashion girls wearing the biggest coat trends of the moment all over Instagram. Ahead, I’m breaking down the coats are big right now and will continue to be huge this winter, according to their styling expertise. See how the fashion set is wearing them below, and then shop our edit of the best styles to add to your shopping cart.


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The classic print is back, everyone.


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You might have a leather jacket in your closet, but do you have a leather coat?


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Puffers used to be purely functional, but now they've become a fashion-girl essential.


Leather Puffer
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Combining the last two trends, leather puffers are everywhere right now.


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This coat from Saks Potts just might be the coat of the season.


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You can never go wrong with a classic trench. Try wearing yours over jeans or belted with tall boots à la Taylor Hicks.


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Animal prints have exploded in recent months, and they aren't slowing down this winter.


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Like I was saying, animal prints in all forms are all over Instagram.


Teddy Bear
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There's no reason to pass up the teddy-bear coat, possibly the coziest outerwear trend for winter.

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Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including Vogue.com, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.