55 Coats to Keep You Warm and Chic This Winter

Whether you're looking for a classic investment piece or something more on-trend, these are the styles to shop now and wear until spring.
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Whether you're looking for a classic investment piece or something more on-trend, these are the styles to shop now and wear until spring.

There is perhaps no wardrobe staple more important than the winter coat, which not only sets the aesthetic tone for everything else you're going to wear all season long, but needs to be perfectly functional as well (see you soon, polar vortex). Whether you're the type that likes to shop straight from the runway, or are looking for something runway-inspired with a more accessible price point, we've got plenty of ideas about what to wear — more than 50 of them, in fact. Check them out below.

Striped

TOP LEFT: Woolrich blanket coat, $550, available at Woolrich; CENTER: MSGM chevron-paneled coat, $820, available at Net-a-Porter; TOP RIGHT: Aritzia Cormac jacket, $375, available at Aritzia; BOTTOM LEFT: Carven striped short coat, $972.82, available at Farfetch; BOTTOM RIGHT: Veda chalked pinstripe coat, $855, available at Veda.

TOP LEFT: Woolrich blanket coat, $550, available at Woolrich; CENTER: MSGM chevron-paneled coat, $820, available at Net-a-Porter; TOP RIGHT: Aritzia Cormac jacket, $375, available at Aritzia; BOTTOM LEFT: Carven striped short coat, $972.82, available at Farfetch; BOTTOM RIGHT: Veda chalked pinstripe coat, $855, available at Veda.

Whether it's a small band of bright lines or pinstriped fabric, a patterned coat can transform even the dullest winter outfit into something dynamic. Don't be afraid to pair your coat with other patterns in complimentary colors.

Tweed

TOP LEFT: Tonella double breasted coat, $879.87, available at Farfetch; CENTER: Vince herringbone peacoat, $725, available at Vince; TOP RIGHT: Zara wool coat, $149, available at Zara; BOTTOM LEFT: See by Chloe paneled hooded coat, $886.20, available at Farfetch; BOTTOM RIGHT: A.P.C. peel wool-blend tweed coat, $575, available at Net-a-Porter.

TOP LEFT: Tonella double breasted coat, $879.87, available at Farfetch; CENTER: Vince herringbone peacoat, $725, available at Vince; TOP RIGHT: Zara wool coat, $149, available at Zara; BOTTOM LEFT: See by Chloe paneled hooded coat, $886.20, available at Farfetch; BOTTOM RIGHT: A.P.C. peel wool-blend tweed coat, $575, available at Net-a-Porter.

The classic winter fabric is as warm as it is versatile, though it's typically found in more structured styles with lapels and defined shoulders that add polish to winter ensembles. Go for a traditional gray hue, or take a cue from Prada's fall 2015 runway and opt for a soft turquoise.

 Shearling

TOP LEFT: Opening Ceremony faux shearling coat, $645, available at Net-a-Porter; CENTER: Shrimps color-block faux shearling coat, $795, available at Net-a-Porter; TOP RIGHT: Madewell real shearling coat, $998, available at Madewell; BOTTOM LEFT: Mango faux shearling coat, $119.99, available at Mango; BOTTOM RIGHT: Zara oversized fleece jacket, $189, available at Zara.

TOP LEFT: Opening Ceremony faux shearling coat, $645, available at Net-a-Porter; CENTER: Shrimps color-block faux shearling coat, $795, available at Net-a-Porter; TOP RIGHT: Madewell real shearling coat, $998, available at Madewell; BOTTOM LEFT: Mango faux shearling coat, $119.99, available at Mango; BOTTOM RIGHT: Zara oversized fleece jacket, $189, available at Zara.

Alongside the '70s trend, shearling has enjoyed a revival on the runway in recent seasons, and it's not going away anytime soon. Typically the furry fabric lines suede pieces — even if the shearling is faux, as four out of five of our options above are — and pairs best with more casual, weekend looks as seen on the runway at Coach. For a more formal look and modern take on the material, try a style with faux shearling on the outside, as made popular by street style favorite brand Shrimps

Plaid

TOP LEFT: Kate Spade woodland check bow coat, $798, available at Kate Spade; CENTER: Madewell plaid wool-blend coat, $280, available at Net-a-Porter; TOP RIGHT: Madewell city grid coat in plaid, $348, available at Madewell; BOTTOM LEFT: Etoile Isabel Marant plaid coat, $530, available at Net-a-Porter; BOTTOM RIGHT: Joe Fresh plaid coat, $149, available at Joe Fresh.

TOP LEFT: Kate Spade woodland check bow coat, $798, available at Kate Spade; CENTER: Madewell plaid wool-blend coat, $280, available at Net-a-Porter; TOP RIGHT: Madewell city grid coat in plaid, $348, available at Madewell; BOTTOM LEFT: Etoile Isabel Marant plaid coat, $530, available at Net-a-Porter; BOTTOM RIGHT: Joe Fresh plaid coat, $149, available at Joe Fresh.

A plaid coat is 10 times cozier than a plain one in the same fabric — there's no denying it. The popular winter check popped up on many fall runways, including Alexander Wang and Kate Spade. If you're looking to inject your cold-weather wardrobe with a versatile pattern, plaid is the way to go. 

Furry

TOP LEFT: & Other Stories faux fur coat, $275, available at & Other Stories; CENTER: Trademark faux fur coat, $698, available at Trademark; TOP RIGHT: Whistles wolfie faux fur coat, $560, available at Whistles; BOTTOM LEFT: Aritzia Beckledge coat, $198, available at Aritzia; BOTTOM RIGHT: Kate Spade blonde mink coat, $798, available at Kate Spade.

TOP LEFT: & Other Stories faux fur coat, $275, available at & Other Stories; CENTER: Trademark faux fur coat, $698, available at Trademark; TOP RIGHT: Whistles wolfie faux fur coat, $560, available at Whistles; BOTTOM LEFT: Aritzia Beckledge coat, $198, available at Aritzia; BOTTOM RIGHT: Kate Spade blonde mink coat, $798, available at Kate Spade.

Fur coats are a decadent winter staple that need not be confined to formal occasion wear, and it seems like almost every designer has played with the fabric in recent seasons. Especially in neutral brown tones, the style can be worn day to night, faux or real, with any look. 

Camel

TOP LEFT: Rag & Bone camel coat, $995, available at Stylebop; CENTER: Veda wool coat camel, $770, available at Veda; TOP RIGHT: Babton Jacoby coat, $295, available at Aritzia; BOTTOM LEFT: Muveil embellished twill coat, $882, available at Matches Fashion; BOTTOM RIGHT: Topshop belted wool blend coat, $170, available at Topshop.

TOP LEFT: Rag & Bone camel coat, $995, available at Stylebop; CENTER: Veda wool coat camel, $770, available at Veda; TOP RIGHT: Babton Jacoby coat, $295, available at Aritzia; BOTTOM LEFT: Muveil embellished twill coat, $882, available at Matches Fashion; BOTTOM RIGHT: Topshop belted wool blend coat, $170, available at Topshop.

If you're looking to add a classic coat to your arsenal, you can't do better than a camel coat. Take your cues from Michael Kors and Céline and choose an equally classic silhouette — single-breasted, double-breasted and wrap styles are all solid choices.

Bright

TOP LEFT: Anna K quilted collar coat, $580, available at Avenue32; CENTER: Coach fuzzy teddy bear coat, $795, available at Coach; TOP RIGHT: J.Crew stadium-cloth cocoon coat, $350, available at J.Crew; BOTTOM LEFT: Weekend Max Mara Afoso coat, $725, available at Matches Fashion; BOTTOM RIGHT: Ainea red faux fur coat, $585, available at Avenue32.

TOP LEFT: Anna K quilted collar coat, $580, available at Avenue32; CENTER: Coach fuzzy teddy bear coat, $795, available at Coach; TOP RIGHT: J.Crew stadium-cloth cocoon coat, $350, available at J.Crew; BOTTOM LEFT: Weekend Max Mara Afoso coat, $725, available at Matches Fashion; BOTTOM RIGHT: Ainea red faux fur coat, $585, available at Avenue32.

What better way to fight the winter blues than with an eye-catching bright coat? A favorite of the street style set, it's not only an instant mood-lifter, but an instant attention-getter, too.

Blankets

TOP LEFT: Apiece Apart neck knit poncho, $720, available at Apiece Apart; CENTER: Burberry Prorsum check blanket, $1,495, available at Stylebop; TOP RIGHT: Golden Goose Deluxe poncho coat, $500, available at Farfetch; BOTTOM LEFT: Manning color block coat, $560, available at Whistles; BOTTOM RIGHT: Vince drape collar coat, $675, available at Bloomingdale's.

TOP LEFT: Apiece Apart neck knit poncho, $720, available at Apiece Apart; CENTER: Burberry Prorsum check blanket, $1,495, available at Stylebop; TOP RIGHT: Golden Goose Deluxe poncho coat, $500, available at Farfetch; BOTTOM LEFT: Manning color block coat, $560, available at Whistles; BOTTOM RIGHT: Vince drape collar coat, $675, available at Bloomingdale's.

All we want to do in the winter is cuddle up in a blanket, so why not wear the style out into the streets? The style certainly lends itself to off-duty days, but preppier styles like Burberry's popular check blanket could find a place in workwear or eveningwear over sharp separates and over-the-knee boots.

Wrap Coats

TOP LEFT; Mackage Mai coat, $750, available at Aritzia and Mackage; CENTER: Whistles split seam reversible coat, $470, available at Whistles; TOP RIGHT: Toga contrast-layer belted-front coat, $823, available at Matches Fashion; BOTTOM LEFT: Diane Von Furstenberg wrap coat, $985.20, available at Farfetch; BOTTOM RIGHT: Cos envelope pocket coat, $275, available at Cos.

TOP LEFT; Mackage Mai coat, $750, available at Aritzia and Mackage; CENTER: Whistles split seam reversible coat, $470, available at Whistles; TOP RIGHT: Toga contrast-layer belted-front coat, $823, available at Matches Fashion; BOTTOM LEFT: Diane Von Furstenberg wrap coat, $985.20, available at Farfetch; BOTTOM RIGHT: Cos envelope pocket coat, $275, available at Cos.

Channel Olivia Pope with a waist-defining wrap coat that keeps you snug and warm — and sleek — this winter.

Cocoon

TOP LEFT: Ayr cube coat, $595, available at AYR; CENTER: Mango bouclé wool coat, $119.99, available at Mango; TOP RIGHT: Scotch & Soda cocoon coat, $355, available at Scotch & Soda; BOTTOM LEFT: Trademark collarless coat, $678, available at Trademark; BOTTOM RIGHT: Madewell sherpa-lined cocoon coat, $268, available at Madewell.

TOP LEFT: Ayr cube coat, $595, available at AYR; CENTER: Mango bouclé wool coat, $119.99, available at Mango; TOP RIGHT: Scotch & Soda cocoon coat, $355, available at Scotch & Soda; BOTTOM LEFT: Trademark collarless coat, $678, available at Trademark; BOTTOM RIGHT: Madewell sherpa-lined cocoon coat, $268, available at Madewell.

If you're in the mood for a cuddly coat, but want something more substantial than a blanket coat, opt for a cocoon shape. Classic and collarless, the softly rounded style is a perfect canvas for a statement scarf.

Military

TOP LEFT: Burberry Brit virgin wool twill trench coat with cashmere, $1,235, available at Stylebop; CENTER: Marc by Marc Jacobs military coat, $1,195.87, available at Farfetch; TOP RIGHT: Zara tailored coat, $189, available at Zara; BOTTOM LEFT: Mango double-breasted wool coat, $129.99, available at Mango; BOTTOM RIGHT: MSGM two-tone cape, $729.39, available at Farfetch.

TOP LEFT: Burberry Brit virgin wool twill trench coat with cashmere, $1,235, available at Stylebop; CENTER: Marc by Marc Jacobs military coat, $1,195.87, available at Farfetch; TOP RIGHT: Zara tailored coat, $189, available at Zara; BOTTOM LEFT: Mango double-breasted wool coat, $129.99, available at Mango; BOTTOM RIGHT: MSGM two-tone cape, $729.39, available at Farfetch.

Gold buttons, sharp lapels, structured shoulders and tailored waists are all elements of military outerwear that have made their way into civilian style — Marc Jacobs's spring 2015 collection was rife with examples. Whether its found in the form of a traditional pea coat or trendy cape, the aesthetic is dependably classic and never boring.