Winter Coat Guide: 6 Key Styles to Shop Right Now

Perrie Samotin
Winter Coat Guide: 6 Key Styles to Shop Right Now
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November is officially upon us, which means temperatures are going to start plummeting at a fairly regular rate as we approach the holidays and the new year. Up until now, we’ve been getting by just fine with super-light blazers and thin sweaters, but there’s no denying it’s just about time to break out the big guns: The winter coat.

A stylish winter coat can be a life-saver in cold weather, not only because it keeps you warm, but also because it provides a one-piece fashion solution that you can throw over any ensemble (even pajamas) and look like a million bucks. So this season, instead of thinking of snapping up a plain coat that will go with everything, think of snapping up a show-stopping piece that will make up for simple jeans and a tee any day of the week.

From cozy puffers to structured military-inspired overcoats, this season’s offerings are as bountiful as they are on-trend. So while you may not be ready to fully succomb to the season’s impending chill, why not start planning ahead with our guide to six essential styles to keep you warm and looking cool all winter long.

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From cozy puffers to structured military coats, check out six key styles for winter and shoppable options you can buy now!

Blanket Statement

Wrap yourself up in a cozy blanket coat this season, a highlight of Fall 2012 runways. Whether you go for an eye-catching southwestern print, a heritage-style flannel or a chic solid, avoid getting swallowed up in folds of fabric by keeping the rest of your look fairly streamlined. 

ADAM By Adam Lippes Blanket Coat, $395; at ASOS

BB Dakota Keji Blanket Coat, $159; at Urban Outfitters 

Rag & Bone Bajwa Blanket, $1,895; at Rag & Bone

MICHAEL Michael Kors Fringed Wool-Blend Coat, $237; at Nordstrom

Wool Blanket Wrap Coat, $158; at Victoria's Secret

Durango Blanket Coat, $59; at Nasty Gal

Full Fur 

Long, short, shaggy or sleek, nothing beats the glamour of a fur—or faux fur!—coat.

Juicy Couture Faux Fur Coat, $160; at The Outnet

Ombré Faux Mongolian Coat, $178; at Topshop

Gradient Scoop-Neck Hairy Coat, $88; at Romwe

Anna Sui Merlot Faux Fur Jacket, $590; at Stylebop

Minkpink Cruella Faux Fur cot, $190; at Urban Outfitters

Alice + Olivia Gray Fur Coat, $437; at Farfetch

Polished Military 

Throw on a structured military-inspired coat in a neutral shade to elevate any fall outfit. We're espeically loving this season's belted and double-breasted options.

Wool-Cashmere Coat, $169.90; at Uniqlo

GUESS Double-Breasted Wool Blend Coat, $148; at Nordstrom

Sergeant Belted Military Coat, $178; at Topshop

Knitted Dove Military Coat, $105; at Modcloth

Gryphon Twill Peacoat, $191; at The Outnet

Wool Military Coat, $168; at Gap

Mixed Media 

Sleek leather accents—including sleeves ,collars, and pockets—add a touch of edge to even the most basic wool overcoats and trenches.

Biker Coat With Zip, $249; at Zara

Sam Edelman Mixed Media Trench, $210; at Nordstrom

Willowed Felt Coat, $1,195; at Helmut Lang

Helene Berman Faux Leather Sleeve Trench, $240; at The Outnet

Diane von Furstenberg Tailored Sterling Coat with Leather Sleeves, $765; at DVF

Mixed Media Coat, $229; at Anne Klein 

Colorful Cocoon

Calvin Klein, Céline, and Balenciaga were all about oversized cocoon coats in bold shades for the season. Green, pink and cobalt styles look especially modern for day or night.  

Diane von Furstenberg Laurel Oversized Boucle Coat, $695; at Neiman Marcus

Cocoon Coat, $54.53; at ASOS

Gianluca Capannolo, $1,611; at Farfetch

Stadium Cloth Cocoon Coat, $325; at J. Crew

Oversized Mitzi Coat, $374; at Need Supply Co

Oversized Fuzzy Coat, $129; at H&M stores

Get Down

On blustery days, a down-filled puffer is key. Basic black is a perennial favorite, thought we're loving this season's metallic versions, too.

Long Puffer Jacket, $198; at Banana Republic

Wintress Puffer, $248; at J. Crew

Mackage Hooded Fur-Trimmed Trish Coat, $790; at SSense

Theory Satin Fur-Collar Puffer, $675; at Neiman Marcus

Body Warm Lite Down Coat, $169.90; at Uniqlo

Ivanka Trump Puffer With Faux-Fur Collar, $157; at Lord & Taylor

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