A good coat is the very core of any fashion girl's cold-weather wardrobe—it'll hold elevated outfits together with chic mastery and make jeans and a tee look like a cool combo. Get the right coat, and fashion success in the cooler months will be yours. That sounds like a pressurising task, but when you have our edit on hand, there's no excuse for a less-than-stellar outerwear situation.
We've cut through to the most poignant breakout coat trends as seen on the catwalks and shopped the styles so that you can nail the look before everyone else. From smart checked coats to faux-fur jackets, there are so many styles to choose from, and we guarantee you'll find your new favourite. There's no rule that one coat style alone provides nowness—the outerwear world is your oyster right now. So go forth, find the style that feels most suited to your natural tastes, and be cosy, cool and the source of many covetous glares. Click through to shop the 20 best coats for winter.
You can wear this anywhere.
Recharge your 9-5 wardrobe with this chic belted number.
The perfect puffer, courtesy of H&M.
You won't want to take this off.
Not a fan of the traditional trench? Try this oversized option from Isa Arfen.
We reckon this will sell out fast.
A simple and elegant coat to last you through many a season.
Just add jeans, a chunky roll-neck and suede ankle boots.
Perfect for work, this tailored coat will look every bit as chic styled with white jeans and a neutral knit on the weekend.
Looking for a new camel coat? Try this robe style from Joseph.
There'll be no grey days in this cheery faux-fur coat.
This is a street style favourite.
Super-sized sleeves topped with faux pearls in a punchy red hue? We're obsessed.
This will only get better with age.
This rich shade of green will go with everything.
We love this military-inspired tailoring.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.