The perfect coat can be an outfit itself. And because you wear it almost all the time, finding the right one is worth spending the time to pick just the right one. That’s why we gathered 20 coats that make a style statement all on their own. Update your warm-weather wardrobe with varsity-inspired shapes, relaxed fits and floor-dusting lengths. Are you a sucker for a classic cut? Try beloved silhouettes updated with elaborate embellishments, metallic finishes and lace overlays. Click to shop our favorite styles now.
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An elongated varsity jacket colorblocked with leather set atop herringbone groundwork is the coolest way to cover up this season.
Herringbone wool with leather insets, $995; dkny.com.
2. Ted Baker London
A touch of cashmere makes this pale pink peplum topper all the more sweet. Wool and cashmere blend, $395; tedbaker-london.com.
3. Helene Berman London
Maximize the metallic effect by keeping the rest of your look matte and minimal. Polyester, cotton, polymetallic, and elastane, $400; julesb.com.
4. French Connection
Add volume to your coat collection with this plush faux-fur topper. For the biggest impact, wear it with sheer black tights and statement stilettos.
Faux-fur, modacrylic, and polyamide $495; frenchconnection.com.
5. Kate Spade
Studs tend to fall under the details division but when they are put to use as buttons the pyramid piece becomes a triple threat: Fierce, feminine and functional. Cotton and viscose, $798; katespade.com.
6. Diane von Furstenberg
Jacquard sleeves make for a perfect texture clash. Cotton, $598; shopbop.com.
7. American Retro
A floor dusting coat is a classic but the subtle addition of the second-size plaid pattern adds a playful touch to this otherwise sophisticated style. Wool and polyester blend, $398; yoox.com.
8. Weekend by Max Mara
Take a modern route for cold-weather dressing with a bright coat-this sleek crimson style will keep you cozy and warm without all the bulk. Wool and polyamide, $772; matchesfashion.com.
9. Tory Burch
This investment piece is ornate with hand-applied beading yet streamlined with crisp trimming. And if the outside isn’t alluring enough: The interior is lined with stretch chiffon.
Textured diamond jacquard with hand-applied sequins, wood beads, and bugle beads, $1,995; toryburch.com.
10. Rebecca Taylor
The quilted leather lapels and ribbed collar show off this topper’s blue and black contrasting colors. Layer over a LBD of the same length for a night out-the zip pockets will keep your evening essentials safe!
Wool and nylon with lamb leather, $850; rebeccataylor.com.
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A standalone collar leaves room to add a scarf. Try a cream-colored neck-warmer to keep a neutral palette for a minimalist look. The gold zipper adds all the luster it needs.
Wool and polyamide, $625; yoox.com.
12. Ann Taylor
A lace overlay won’t leave you dreading the trip out the door when it’s time to cover up your equally chic outfit.
Nylon and polyester, $248; anntaylor.com.
13. New York Industrie
This bright topper is tailored to perfection with sleek pleats. Plus, the sharp structure of the barely-there notched lapels allows you to show off your scarf collection.
Wool, $348; yoox.com.
Coach’s colorblocked trench coat is a classic staple enhanced with stylish and serviceable details: Epaulettes to anchor the shoulders, a buckle belt reinterpreted on the sleeves, and a storm patch topped with an oversized collar (throat latch included!).
Cotton and polyester, $548; coach.com.
15. MICHAEL Michael Kors
A belted waistline gives this houndstooth topper a shapely structure while the (detachable!) stole-style collar offers dramatic definition.
Polyester and wool, $268; yoox.com.
16. Marc by Marc Jacobs
Jacobs took a modern approach to this classic style and crafted a pea coat with contrasting cuffs, collar, epaulettes, and sleeves. Wool and nylon, $598; marcjacobs.com.
17. River Island
Update your coat collection with this double-printed statement topper.
Polyester, $100; riverisland.com.
Welcome winter white with an alabaster hued lace-front coat-this warm piece will brighten dark and dreary days.
Polyester, $100; warehouse.com.
Uncomplicated outerwear is a closet staple; this streamlined coat is a grab-on-the-go piece for seasons to come. Plus, the emerald color (hello, Pantone Color of the Year!) makes the coat completely on-trend now.
Polyester, $100; zara.com.
A waterfall collar is fitting for this earthy marble-print piece. Pair it with a monochrome ensemble to let the pattern make the biggest impact.Polyester, $160; topshop.com.