Temperatures will drop before you know it, and you’ll be left out in the cold with only last year’s coat to keep you warm. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Your timeless trench and never-trendy-but-always-loved down jacket are serviceable and, I’m sure, will take you from work to stadium to class with classic style. The day is coming, however, when you’ll want to add a little something extra to your coat wardrobe. Chances are good that you’ll make a significant investment. Outerwear doesn’t come cheap, even when you find a real steal.
You’ll want a coat that’s chic as well as toasty, stylin’ as well as durable. Snap up a still-hot fashion such as the teddy bear jacket before the trend cools. Look for the latest asymmetrical design in puffers for a modern touch. Get on board with the textured trend for fall with a faux fur. Have fun with the return of looks such as jean jackets from the early years of the decade.
Don’t let the season go by without finding that perfect oversized coat, whether it’s a trench, denim jacket or leather bomber. Here are coats that will make you feel good about splurging.
Oversized Buttoned Trench Coat, $140, zara.com
Oversized is a big trend in coats this season, and this voluminous trench hits the mark and adds a high collar and full long sleeves. The no-belt look is the latest in trench coats.
Houndstooth Coat, $169, zara.com
Houndstooth is a pattern that always stands out in a field crowded with plaids and checks. This oversized coat in ecru and black features long sleeves and lapel collar.
Faux Fur Coat, $89.90, zara.com
The color is mink, but the faux fur certainly is not. You’ll want to run your fingers through the cozy plushness of this outwear as you swaddle yourself against the cold.
Teddy or Not Bomber Jacket, $98, revolve.com
With teddy bear coats still going strong on the fashion scene, you can live in this bomber until colder weather calls for a down jacket.
Down Jacket, $139.99, amazon.com
This is the down jacket that was the No. 1 Best Seller on Amazon last year and has more than 7,000 reviews to prove its popularity. One reason could be the length that flatters every figure. Another could be the way the polyester material that’s 60 percent denser than most to shelter you from bone-chilling winds and keep you snug.
Michael Kors Asymmetrical Down Puffer Coat, $190, macys.com
Check out this packable puffer with exposed asymmetrical zipper at the front that lends a modern look to this MICHAEL Michael Kors down coat. The removable hood and cozy stand collar will to keep your ears warm.
Oversized Cotton Coat, $119, zara.com
This best seller at Zara will see you through the variable temperatures of early fall on through to chillier days. There’s plenty of room to layer this over a lightweight sweater for additional warmth.
Sideline Oversized Denim Jacket, $300, net-a-porter.com
KSUBI + Kendall Jenner teamed to bring back the denim jacket so popular in the early days of the decade. The oversized cut meant to be worn very loose is tempered by the darted waist. This sturdy denim comes in a faded charcoal wash.