After J.W. Anderson sent an oversized trench down the runway featuring a contrasting lapel and cuffs, the fashion world went bananas. Influencers and editors everywhere were regramming the look in anticipation for when it would be available to buy. So it's no surprise that now that cooler weather has set in, the coat became one of the top trending buys of the season. And it's not just popular among the insider fashion set—celebs love the look too. Hailey Bieber was among the first to debut the coat, while other celebs have been wearing coats with the same features ever since.
If the look is too on trend for you, there are some surprisingly classic celebrity coat trends happening this season as well. Other Who What Wear favourites like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have been sticking to trenches and camel coats, while newly bona fide fashion hero Katie Holmes has been out in one of our perennial favourites: the checked coat. As the hunt for the perfect winter coats begins, let us turn to the fashion-forward celebs for a few tips on the season's trends and styling tips of old favourites. From classic to statement, keep scrolling to discover our favourite celebrity coat looks so far this winter season.
We love spotting which fashion insider trends become popular amongst celebrities, and contrasting lapels on coats is definitely one of them. Whether you're a minimalist or game to try new pattern mixes this season, this is a fab trend that could ultimately become a classic.
Style Notes: Hailey Bieber debuted the J.W. Anderson coat earlier this month while out and about in L.A. She kept it simple, styling it with jeans, a white tee and trainers.
Style Notes: This coat from Alexa's collab with Barbour continues to sell out online, so snap it up while you can if you do in fact love it as much as we do. It's a buy now, love forever kind of coat.
Style Notes: For those who love a bit more colour, Margot Robbie stepped out in this sold-out R13 coat with red plaid and a leopard-print contrast lapel. This look is easy enough to copy through mixing you printed coats and accessories.
Seeing celebrities wearing perennial favourites is an encouraging sign for the sustainable fashion movement. We love seeing them restyling forever pieces in exciting new ways. From trenches to camel coats, the fashion set and celebs are still loving classic hues of beige this season.
Style Notes: Rosie is consistently our celebrity minimalist style muse, and the new season proves she'll continue to be so all winter long. She pairs her classic trench with the knee-high Jimmy Choo boots we saw all over fashion month.
Style Notes: We keep loving Rochelle Humes's outfits, and this one shows us why. A simple wool blazer-cut coat is a great early autumn purchase you'll wear year after year.
Style Notes: Combat boots are definitely at the top of the trending boots list this year, and they work so well to update a classic camel coat.
MAKE A STATEMENT
If you're looking to add some excitement to your outerwear this season, there are a few celebs already giving us ideas on how to think outside the box. If you want to shake things up, you can do so in subtle ways (like trying new shapes and patterns) to more trend-driven ways like new textures.
Style Notes: While mum Cindy Crawford opts for a classic leather bomber jacket, Kaia Gerber goes for a '90s trend-driven coat shape that's becoming increasingly popular amongst the fashion set. Very Gwyneth Paltrow circa 1998.
Style Notes: We love a monochromatic look in winter—it's a great way to shake up the monotony of winter styling. We love how J.Lo doesn't miss a match; everything—from her bag to her sunnies—is based around the pale hues of her blue coat.
Style Notes: Every look Katie Holmes sets out in these days is enviable, but this statement coat is in a world of its own. So dreamy. The warm orange hues make it a forever classic with a twist.
Style Notes: An oversized denim jacket is a total classic, but leave it to Sienna Miller to make a maxi denim coat look so cool. Paired with matching skinny jeans, it's a statement coat for those just starting to think outside the box when it comes to winter outerwear.
Style Notes: Of course, when Alexa Chung decides to do a statement coat, she still makes it look so easy. We'd try this by layering a sheer piece over a trench and take a cue from her simple jeans and trainers.