Whether you like it or not, it's almost October, and you're going to need a coat soon. To soften the blow of that reality, there's an abundance of incredible options to choose from this year. And to soften the blow even more, let us remind you that cool outerwear makes whatever outfit you're wearing instantly more stylish (sans effort).
To ensure that you're fully prepared for coat season, we scoured the Autumn Winter 2016 runways and recent street style looks to narrow it down to the seven most important outerwear trends of the season, along with our favourite examples to shop of each, naturally. Depending on your climate, you may want to choose one of the more practical options like a puffer or one of the more mild-weather-appropriate options like a cape. The options abound, so pick your poison.
Keep reading to check out the biggest coat trends of the year and shop our picks for each.
We love the touch of sunny shearling on this eye-catching option.
Wear this with everything from denim to slip dresses.
Prediction: Tibi fan Olivia Palermo will wear this.
Dreary winter days call for this crimson coat.
Bonus: This chic option is water-resistant.
Throw it back to the '70s via Isabel Marant.
Gigi Hadid would approve.
The coolest way to wear this menswear-inspired style? Over a feminine dress.
Topshop is a duster seeker's dream.
Fashion girls will surely covet this Sandy Liang beauty.
We're patiently waiting for Reiss fan Kate Middleton to wear this feminine coat.
Gucci is largely to thank for the pink trend.
We'd happily resemble a teddy bear in this.
Short and sweet.
So so warm.
It's not surprising that this cozy coat is quickly selling out.
Yes, zebra print is back.
Easy on the eyes and the wallet.
You can't go wrong with camel.
This is perfect for transitional weather.
This feels much more elegant than a traditional coat.
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