the coats to invest in this winter
If you only had to buy one item this winter, it would definitely have to be a gorgeous, warm coat that will follow you during the cold days and that you will keep for many years to come. Make it an investment and go for great quality materials that last and choose neutral colors that go with everything in your closet. Even if you find yourself in front of a sartorial blank page where you feel like you have nothing to wear, a trendy coat will instantly elevate your look and take you through winter with style.
From cozy teddy fleeces to elegant wool overcoats and warm feather-filled outerwear, there’s plenty of cool coats to choose from that won’t get out of fashion any time soon. Here’s our top picks of the best coats you should put on your shopping list before the end of the season.
If a full fur coat can be a bit too much and a bit passé, fur details are what makes a simple coat far more luxurious and slightly retro. Vintage-inspired fur (or faux-fur) trimming are added to leather or wool coats on the breast, shoulders, arms, pockets, and even on the inside to make for a reversible outerwear. Choose yours in a delicious hue ranging from caramel to chocolate and chestnut that will instantly warm up your look.
Cozy teddy coats are back this winter and can be spotted everywhere on the street from London to Stockholm in a major way. These fuzzy jackets give a lot of texture to any outfit and usually fall right below the hips to keep you covered during the coldest days. On-trend shearling fleeces are found in light colors such as white, beige or baby pink, and are so soft they call for cuddles. Wear yours with a pair of denim and cowboy boots for a casual look.
If you’re living in a country that goes through a seriously cold climate in winter, a puffer might be the only outerwear that can keep you warm in extreme conditions. Thankfully, puffers are getting chicer this season and can be worn throughout the season. There’s a great range of styles to choose from, whether it’s a quilted shell down jacket or a glossy padded version, that will take you from the city to the slopes in one fell swoop. The best way to make it last is to choose it in a dark shade from gray to olive and liquorice to layer over a punchy jumper.
If you really want to make an investment, go for a sophisticated oversized coat in wool or cashmere that will shroud your outfit in a layer of sumptuous fabric. Difficult to be more chic than this classic staple. It will change the way you dress for the better as it will always look polished no matter what you wear underneath. Choose a button up version or cinched at the waist to give more structure. Colors can vary from taupe to terracotta and mint depending on your mood of the season and your wardrobe palette.