Teddy bear coats manage to do what many other outerwear layers can't: be adorably cute and cozy, but irreverent and edgy at the same time. Take, for example, Alexa Chung's vast collection of faux fur, skinned-a-furry-toy coats that she's been wearing (and repeating) for years now.
Although the coats are named after children's stuffed playthings, it doesn't mean that you're limited to just the Paddington or Fozzie Bear color spectrum. (Am I being creepy with those references?) That said, a furry chestnut brown is a fantastic go-with-everything neutral, especially considering Carven's plush toggle coats. Also think about options in soft pastel hues or electric primary colors — or with bold and bright slashes — for a retro-meets-modern look that'll keep you snuggly warm and toasty in the process.
Click through the slideshow below for 14 reasons why you need a teddy bear coat in your wardrobe this season.