The cold front sweeping the country is no joke — and it may even create a sartorial emergency. Unless you live in the tropics, you’re in dire need of something warmer than those cute cardis that usually take you to the end of fall. Even though we’re jumping the gun on the actual change of seasons, it’s definitely time to talk about winter coat trends.
Take your cue from these cozy and right on-trend options that’ll get you through winter in warmth and style.
Winter Coat Trends — 4 Styles to Wear Now
The Teddy Bear Coat
Teddy coats have been around for years, but only recently did they become more mainstream. We can thank the fall/winter ’18 runways shows and, of course, the ‘gram for jumping on board the plush bandwagon.
The beauty of this plush wonder is in its accessibility and inherent charm. A coat inspired by the toy you cuddled as a toddler? It’s brilliant.
The teddy bear style is also almost disarmingly elegant and easy to style. You can wear it with leggings and booties or with a sleek sheath and pointy-toe pumps.
The Sleek Puffer
Despite its reputation as one of winter’s most reliable coats, the puffer is also known for its bulk. This season finds it in far sleeker iterations that provide the same trustworthy comfort and warmth. It’s the addition of thoughtful design elements that transform them from giant marshmallow puffs to slender warming cocoons.
This BCBGMAXAZRIA Diamond Quilted Puffer ($129.99) has a belt that creates flattering definition (plus a little faux fur for extra coziness!).
Meanwhile, a cinched waist keeps this MICHAEL Michael Kors Asymmetrical Hooded Puffer Coat ($99.99) from adding unnecessary volume.
The Heritage Print
Akin to what you might wear if you were vacationing in the English countryside, the heritage print is a tried-and-true classic that experienced a resurgence when it appeared on a number of this season’s catwalks.
Representative of elegance, nobility, class, and prestige, heritage patterns range from crisp checks to unfussy houndstooths. All exude a certain unmistakable polish, but you don’t have to be royalty to pull them off. In fact, one of the easiest ways to wear this look is on a coat — something that’s easy to throw on over skinny jeans and booties.
The Mega Metallic
For those who prefer to make a bold statement, this trend will do all of the work for you. Bold metallic toppers transform any look into something destined to turn heads — even if all you’re wearing with your coat is a pair of snow boots and warm pants.
The key here is to keep it balanced. A metallic coat can look chic and sophisticated when it’s styled right. Allow it to shine — both literally and figuratively — by wearing it with something neutral.