Just like their trusty beanies, celebrities are loyal to their favorite outerwear during Winter. And each has been sporting unique styles to reflect their personal styles. Along with her navy Balenciaga coat, Katie Holmes has also been spotted in a double-breasted Isabel Marant coat, while Ashlee Simpson has been covering up in a puffer coat by Sandro and Sophia Bush in classic gray. If you're in need of a fabulous coat to keep you warm, step inside to draw inspiration from seven stylish celebs and their outerwear picks.
Did you buy the wrong coat this season? Contrary to popular belief, it's not just about finding the heaviest coat to stay warm in the Winter, it's about wearing the right one. Each climate has its own peculiarities; some have more rain, others have heavy windchill factor, and some have more snow. Needless to say, it takes a certain kind of coat to battle the forces of Mother Nature, so we're supplying you with some essential coat-guide tips before you make your big investment this season. Just read below for our regional coat-buying guide.
- West: States like California, Oregon, and Washington experience mild to moderately cold Winters with rain and a lot of snow in certain regions. The best coats for this region are water-repellent coats with insulation. Thinner puff coats are a good choice, along with wool coats, and padded anorak jackets.
You'd be doing yourself a disservice if you wrote off puffers as unflattering and uncool. With a sleek makeover, touches of (faux) fur, and some candy-colored hues, these toppers are anything but. As evidenced by Olivia Palermo, who showed off her own iteration, the style crowd has fully embraced the puffers that once put you entirely in Michelin Man territory. Well, not anymore — puffers don't necessarily mean puffy; while some are certainly a bit bulkier than others, these coats and jackets are designed to fit closely to the body, providing the warmth you want with a much more flattering fit. They also make use of belts and drawstrings to cinch the waist, so you never have to fear the illusion of added inches — and they come in just about every length, color, and with luxe details like gold hardware and fur trim. Click on to see and shop your favorite version just in time for the real Winter chill.
There were so many great coats to covet this season, and we featured a bevy of them — from every trend, style, and price point — in our comprehensive shopping guide. As luck (and the seasonal retail shift) would have it, a lot of those amazing pieces have hit the sale rack — and since we're still feeling the chill, it's as good a time as any to invest in a Winter coat. From the perfect parka to a statement-making shearling piece, we've rounded up 20 of them for you to shop right now. Get clicking before it's too late!
There are two types of coats in this world: everyday casual and nighttime dressy. With the holiday party circuit warming up, we're all about the latter right now. Here's a scenario to ponder: it's chilly outside and you've got on your pretty dress and heels, ready to hit the town. The last thing you want to do is finish your fabulous ensemble with a heavy puffer coat, right? That's where the dressy coat comes in. It can be anything from bright red to brocade to tweed to metallic and can include fun details like peplum, a fur collar, capelets, and prints. Check out nine dressy coats we're loving right now to shield yourself from the cold in major style.
Some style equations just add up without a lot of fuss, and this would be one of those times. Today, we have a key investment piece — the Gucci double-breasted jacquard coat — to thank you for it, and five holiday-perfect ways to wear it out the door. First order of business: don't be deterred by the coat's moody floral jacquard finish and romantic-print appeal. We promise you this coat can be worn with and over virtually anything (need proof? stop reading and click through). To give you a starting point, we've mapped out our favorite looks, which include a coat-turned-sexy cocktail dress ensemble and a classic take on prepster polish, to inspire your own whimsy. And our best advice to you? Embrace the power of print on print, the value of textural indulgence, and the infallibility of a cool neutral palette. Listen, if you're going to make a worthy outerwear splurge, you should know the dressing options that lie ahead. Inside, find your first five styling ideas at the ready.
This season, we're looking to ladylike coats to fend off Winter's cold bite. Feminine options from the likes of Jil Sander, Moschino Cheap & Chic, and Chanel were seen all over the runways, and we're bringing our top shopping picks to help you emote the same feminine feeling — without busting your budget. From peplum-embellished coats to fit-and-flare silhouettes, our 11 pretty, ladylike coats are sure to add a polished, soft touch to just about any look, even if you're not the typical "girlie girl."
Among our favorite Fall toppers this year is the classic duffle coat. Whether you call it a duffle or toggle coat, these super-cozy pieces are perfect for bundling up during crisp Fall days. With their thick wool material and trusty toggle fastenings (sometimes known as "walrus teeth") duffle coats made a serious statement on the runways at Altuzarra, Rag & Bone, Alexander Wang, and more — inspiring us to pick up one of these babies for our Fall layering game. We've rounded up 12 toggle coats that were made to be bundled up in — click through to shop them now.
Fall and Winter most definitely mean one thing for our wardrobes: coat shopping. Thanks to Fall runways rife with a range of covetable styles — from your classic peacoats at Tommy Hilfiger to the edgier set of moto-style toppers at Phillip Lim and Proenza Schouler and the blanket stripes at Rag & Bone — bundling up is going to be a lot more fun. But, if you haven't quite figured out what you're looking for — or what's out there to begin with — we're bringing you the season's biggest direct-from-the-runway trends at every price point. So, consider this your road map to the best coats of the season, and start clicking to find your perfect fit at your perfect price point.
— Additional reporting by Noria Morales, Chi Diem Chau, Marisa Tom, and Brittney Stephens
Cold weather is coming, and that means shopping for new coats for your ever-growing kiddos! While wool is sweet, my choice for a Winter coat is one that is super warm, easy to clean, and, of course, stylish — like the always popular puffer. Whether you go for a classic North Face or Patagonia or a fashionable version from Stella McCartney Kids or Little Marc Jacobs, these 18 cozy coats — made for babies, boys, and girls — are sure to be a hit with your little ones. Keep clicking to check out the poshest puffers around.