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!
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
Rag & Bone Bajwa Blanket, $1,895; at Rag & Bone
MICHAEL Michael Kors Fringed Wool-Blend Coat, $237; at Nordstrom
Long, short, shaggy or sleek, nothing beats the glamour of a fur—or faux fur!—coat.
Ombré Faux Mongolian Coat, $178; at Topshop
Gradient Scoop-Neck Hairy Coat, $88; at Romwe
Anna Sui Merlot Faux Fur Jacket, $590; at Stylebop
Alice + Olivia Gray Fur Coat, $437; at Farfetch
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
Wool Military Coat, $168; at Gap
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
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
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.
Mackage Hooded Fur-Trimmed Trish Coat, $790; at SSense
Body Warm Lite Down Coat, $169.90; at Uniqlo