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Stylish Winter Coats & Outfit Inspiration

Because you should never have to choose between fashion and function, even when bundling up.

Women's wool coat, womens fleece white coat, womans long brown coat, womens green puffy jacket
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Unless you live in Hawaii or are planning to stay holed up inside for the next few months, you're going to need at least one great coat this season. But why stop at one? Stylish winter coats are the ultimate completer pieces, pulling your look together in an instant while keeping you warm and cozy.

With that in mind, we picked four of our favorite coats and offered some suggestions for building your winter wardrobe around them. Read on to see what you might want to add to your coat closet before bad weather hits.

Women's wool coat, purse, sunglasses, vest and black pants

Classic Wool Coat

A beautifully tailored coat is your wardrobe's hardest worker—especially if you choose a neutral color. You can wear it with anything, and it elevates absolutely everything. Though chic black may immediately come to mind, we think warm browns are a good bet for combating those wintertime blues. We rounded out this classic winter coat outfit with similarly streamlined accessories—a leather hobo and sleek shades for sunny days. To keep the look luxe, we toned down the palette and added texture with a knit turtleneck and faux-leather trousers. 

Brands we love:

  • Lauren Ralph Lauren 
  • Kenneth Cole New York
  • Halogen
Women's fleece white coat, grey sweater, green pants, silver sandals, green hat and brown face protective face mask

Casual Fleece Jacket 

Did someone say cabin getaway? Whether you're actually heading to a lodge or you just want to capture that cozy feeling, there's something about soft, tactile pieces that's perfectly apropos for this time of year. We love to layer on fleece or faux fur with design details like an oversized collar and contrasting trim. We topped this outfit off with a classic leather cap. To up the lounging-by-the-fireside vibe, add chunky knits and a pair of luxuriously lined Birkenstock sandals.

Brands we love:

  • The North Face
  • Barbour
  • BB Dakota
Womens long brown coat, long striped sweater dress, pink beanie, grey boots and gold hoop earrings

Dependable Down Parka

Stylish practicality is the name of the game in colder climates, where you may face a polar vortex one day and nonstop precipitation the next. Durable outer fabric and warm insulation are non-negotiables, as are a hood and deep pockets for stashing the (two) pair(s) of gloves you'll surely be toting around. Contrast the utilitarian look of a parka like this with a slim-fitting dress, then finish with a beanie and lace-up boots for maximum protection from the elements.

Brands we love: 

  • Canada Goose
  • NOIZE
  • Sam Edelman
Womens green puffy jacket, grey boots, blue watch, white sweater, black pants, black hip bag

Colorful Puffer

Here's the bright side to winter weather: an updated puffer in a bold, mood-boosting hue. The sporty silhouette packs a lot of warmth in one lightweight layer, and it's equally suited to ski slopes and city sidewalks. This look starts with basic black and white and then layers on the impact pieces—mainly that gorgeous green. We love how the watch and bag pop against the puffer, and the combat boots add a little edge.

Brands we love: 

  • Nordstrom
  • Save The Duck
  • Bernardo
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