It’s just about that time of year once again –– we’re swapping out linen dresses for fall’s biggest trends, planning New Year’s Eve getaways (even if we just got back in town), and curating the perfect shopping list for fashion’s favorite time of year. Admittedly, colder temperatures and greyer days aren’t exactly known for sparking excitement per se, but there never fails to be plenty to look forward to in terms of style –– and the one item that’s guaranteed to top your list? A stylish new coat.
This year, for coat trends, we’re taking a nod from the runways of Chloé and Khaite for newness in bomber jackets and all-leather looks, Prada for puffer jackets reimagined in cozy knits, and Etro for the latest in shearling. Plus, nixing the idea that neutrals must rule your winter wardrobe — welcome colorblocked pieces and less traditional hues like icy lavender, steel blue, and winter white for a refresh on your rotation. In terms of aesthetics, whether you’re looking to lean into punk or test out a retro-inspired ski look, there’s plenty to play with this season.
Below, discover the 6 coat trends that are sure to heat up your outerwear rotation for the colder months ahead.
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Not ready to commit to a head-to-hoe bright hue or all-over print? Then the color-block trend is for you. Keep it simple with blocked neutrals or dare to try a style with an array of shades for a patchwork-feeling look that adheres to fashion’s affinity for nostalgia.
If you can only try one outerwear trend this season, look no further. The bomber jacket was a runway favorite and is an ideal trans-seasonal staple. Plus, with the right material like leather or teddy, it can be just as warm as it is stylish.
Shearling has been a cult favorite for the past winter or two, but, this year, we’ve seen exciting updates in the market that are breathing new life back into this trend (that is also available in faux versions). Nix the all-over shearling styles for a carefully trimmed option that feels fresh and elevated
Leather Trench Coats
Channeling the edgier energy of the season, the longline leather trench is a chic addition to anyone’s arsenal. Keep it classic with a butter-leather black option or test out a trend-forward croc print in an alternate colorway for a fashion girl-approved twist.
Knit Puffer Jacket
The puffer jacket went from practical to statement this season. This year, the newest update to the style is the knit puffer. The cozy fabrication feels fresh yet aligned as a natural evolution to the cold-weather style.
Ever regret leaving a scarf at home? This year, there's no chance you will, thanks to this scarf jacket trend, which features the built-in winter accessory that doubles as both embellishments and actual protection from the cold.