I Always Style My Outfits Around Coats—and So Do These 6 Influencers

A good coat is at the core of any strong winter wardrobe. However, if you’re anything like me, chances are you’ll have more than one at your disposal. Try five. Then add another nine. What can I say? I have a thing for outerwear.

I attribute my obsession to the fact I grew up in (and recently relocated back to) Scotland. If you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting my homeland, let me tell you—it is chill-you-to-the-bone cold. Which is why I heavily rely on coats to keep me cosy and to chicly layer over my thermals. As such, I tend to plan much of my autumn outfits around them.

Turns out, though, that I’m not the only person who is that way inclined. Plenty of my favourite influencers also put their coat choices above the rest of their ensembles. From puffer styles paired with minimal attire to bright checks resting upon neutral tones, there are so many ways to make your outerwear your outfit focal point. Keep scrolling to see the most stylish coat outfit ideas going and then shop the pieces you need to re-create them for yourself. 

Leopard Print + Denim + Basics

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@erika_boldrin

Erika knows that jeans are basically a neutral. As such, they present the perfect backdrop for statement prints—animal being her own motif of choice. 

Cream Coat + Off-White Everything

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@wethepeoplestyle

Top-to-toe neutral dressing was big news at Copenhagen Fashion Week, with Jessie bringing the vibe back to London with her. Style a long coat with simple separates for a cool-girl spin. 

Plain Trench + Bold Dress

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@monikh

In Monikh we trust to breathe a new lease of life into the timeless trench. By opting for a bright hue and wearing it with a statement floral dress, she manages to make the wardrobe staple feel fresh and exciting again. 

Checked Coat + Tailoring in Matching Colours

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@tineandreaa

Checked coats were all the rage in 2018, and the look is set to be just as prevalent in 2019, too. Choose a bright hue and wear it with a monochrome ensemble underneath to let your outerwear really shine. 

Big Puffa + Knit + Heels

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@handinfire

Indeed, puffer jackets can look sleek. Simply follow Vanessa's lead and wear a dark-hued iteration with black leather trousers, a simple cream roll-neck jumper and quintessential black ankle boots. 

VInyl Trench + Mix 'n' Match Separates

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@ada_oguntodu

Ada knows how to up the outfit ante. Note how she pairs her high-shine vinyl coat with a simple slip skirt in subtle stain and a gingham blouse? Eclectic, yes, but also extremely polished.