Coats have become a staple of fashionable outfits around the world. Now that the weather is getting colder, having a nice jacket is more important than ever. So to help you out, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best styles you can get your hands on, whether you’re looking to focus on style over warmth or warmth over style! Prepare for fashion week this winter!
1. Maxi Coats
The maxi coats… in other words, the coats of your parents’ generation. This ’80s staple is making a comeback in all the fashion hotspots, and investing in these ankle-length coats will keep you both warm and stylish all winter long. But, keep in mind that being “maxi” means these coats will cover the vast majority of your look, so adding accessories will be key to making this look stand out.
A classic jacket for men and women, the Pea Coat is designed to keep you warm in style. Falling just below your hips, the peacoats will enhance any outfit, whatever the season. I would pair it with a pair of blank skinny pants and a contrast color blouse to make sure you look ready for the runway!
3. Chesterfield Coats
Long, fitted and slimming, the Chesterfield coat is truly the timeless basic. They exude elegance in every way and are perfect for any wintry occasion, day or night! Over a dress, over jeans and a cute t-shirt, over a skirt and a sweater – you name a look, and this coat will complete it perfectly!
4. Cape Coats
We’ve all seen them on magazine covers – and for good reason, because cape coats really are the most classic and wearable coats around. Much like wearing a cozy blanket, the loose, drapey fit of these coats will make you want to never wear another coat again. Add a clutch and you’ll be ready for the runway anytime this season!
What kind of fashion item would it be if I didn’t include everyone’s favorite – the trench coat? Made famous by Audrey Hepburn (think “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”), if it were up to me, I’d demand that everyone’s wardrobe include a trench coat, because they’re so good. Lightweight and weatherproof for any occasion, the trench coat can be dressed up to your heart’s content, but I can guarantee you’ll always look stylish wearing it.