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Was it just us or were we wishing it would get a bit colder this fall? Any excuse to get our favorite outerwear out from the dark abyss of our wardrobes. A coat completes an outfit, and can take it from drab to fab. It can dress up or even dress down an outfit – either way, it’s cozy, warm and stylish!

You don’t need to blow your budget to get an on-trend outfit. A simple and timeless coat can elevate your looks and make them look more expensive. The key to a stylish and luxurious-looking wardrobe is key minimal pieces that can work with most of your outfits. Though that’s not to say we don’t love a print now and again!

That’s where we come in – we’re going to guide you on how to style some of the most stylish coats out there to ensure your wardrobe is looking on-point 24/7! You can thank us later!

Cozy And Cute

Women wearing winter long beige coat with skinny jeans, oversized jumper and knitted hat

Via Society19

Teddy bear coats have been “in” for several winters now, and though at first we were skeptical, we have admittedly jumped on the bandwagon! This look is the perfect example of when cozy meets cute – the oversized teddy bear coat is the ideal winter warmer that can be styled over your favorite knits.

The neutral color palette makes it versatile and timeless year after year. The faux leather leggings and fake croco ankle boots dress it up and add texture. Warmth doesn’t have to compromise style this season!

Parisian Grunge

Women wearing checked coat with black tights, black ankle boots and sweater dress

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A check coat can instantly elevate your outfit, and will go with absolutely everything! The darker the colors, the grungier it will look. We love this combo with a simple jumper dress and ankle combat-style boots for an edgier feel.

The slicked back hair and red lip vamp up the outfit, and we’re all here for it! The jumper dress in a lighter color allows the key piece, the printed coat, to do the talking. The perfect balance!

Natural In Neutrals

Women wearing beige long winter coat with white sneakers and cream leggings with tan handbag

Via Fashion Activation

Incorporating neutral tones in your wardrobe will allow it to be worn throughout most of the year and will allow you to adopt a more timeless approach. Neutrals add elegance to your wardrobe, and will allow you to compliment your skin tone.

Shopping for your next wardrobe must-have will also become a lot less of a chore! We have our eye on an oversized wool coat in this rye-like tone to layer over our winter outfits. Its oversized fit but relaxed sleeves give a nonchalant feel to your look!

Military Must-Have

Women wearing long winter dark green coat, with leather boots, black sweater dress and black handbag

Via Glaminati

One of the most timeless coat shapes is the military coat. In a long wool trench with buttons and a striking collar, it will compliment all your outfits. It will add an androgynous vibe to your feminine floral or dress up your favorite sweater and jeans combo.

Here, this khaki coat is teamed with an all-black outfit, making it dressy and sophisticated. Simple outfits are always the most effective, and we can’t wait to rock this outfit ourselves!

Bold Beauty

If “low-key” isn’t in your vocabulary when it comes to your outerwear, then rock a statement coat over a minimalist outfit. It will allow your striking coat to be the focus of your outfit. This coat with fringe detailing may be reminiscent of fall picnic blankets, but hey, is that a bad thing?

The bold check print in autumnal tones is the stuff dreams are made of. For the rest of the outfit – keep it simple. A rich brown handbag and black jumper and jeans are the perfect finishing touches!

Preppy Parisian

Via Margo & Me

If there was an outfit which combined Jeanne Damas’ cool Parisian chic with Blair Waldorf’s preppy and high maintenance vibe, this would be it. Forest green is the shade for winter – not only does it have a Christmassy feel, but it suits brunettes beautifully!

Throw a coat in the epic shade over a black jumper dress, tights and heeled boots for an elegant silhouette. To embrace the Parisian inspiration, throw on a beret to keep you cozy and cool!

Over shirt Overhaul

Via Love Cloth

This season, one of the biggest coat trends is the fleece overshirt. Inspired by Scandi styling, its oversized fit and elegant light tones make it the perfect layering piece. Style it with a pair of white straight fit jeans and camel toned accessories for a minimalist chic vibe.

This kind of outerwear is perfect for teaming with oversized knits thanks to its loose fit, and over figure-hugging outfits to keep you warm during the winter chills.

Leopard Lover

What was once deemed as a trashy print is now stylish, timeless and elegant. Leopard print has made quite the comeback, and we can’t get enough of it!

A leopard print coat layered over a black or neutral toned outfit combines sophistication with a rock’n’roll edge. You can’t go wrong by teaming it with a black roll neck, black skinny jeans and black ankle boots to elongate your frame!

Faux Fur Fab

Women wearing a pink faux fur coat with knee high boots and mini skirt

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If you are feminine but bold, then a pink faux fur coat is the way to go! We love layering extra pieces over girly outfits for maximum impact. The pink beret and light pink handbag bring the outfit together.

And of course, knee-high boots allow you to show just a flash of leg in an elegant manner. A neutral makeup palette is necessary for this look to allow your favourite coat to turn heads.

Aviator Awe

Women wearing long winter fur coat with black skinny jeans and black handbag

Via Spotern

A shorter Aviator style coat is perfect for those of you with a smaller frame. It balances out your proportions and adds a vintage vibe to your outfit. We particularly have a fondness for those in lighter tones to add a splash of color to our looks.

With a shearling interior, the piece will keep you warm all through winter. Get yourself one in an off-white or light beige shade to make your skin pop!

Cream Cool

Women wearing beige long winter coat with retro sunglasses and tan handbag

Via Song of Style

There’s something so cool and effortless about an all white or all cream look in winter. A cream coat has to be one of your winter essentials. It elevates your outfits, and brightens up those dark, dingy winter mornings.

Teaming whites with creams may sound like a major wardrobe faux pas, but trust us, it isn’t! It is sophisticated, modern and refreshing. Prepare to turn heads this season!

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On-Point Puffer

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Puffer jackets may have been shunned in the late Noughties but is back and better than ever. It’s ideal for adding a sportswear-inspired twist to your outfits. On top of that, it’s super warm and perfect for layering – what else do you need from your winter coat?

We love the oversized fit of this one with high waist wide leg trousers for a mix of elegance and urban vibes. The cream knit is cozy but stylish!

Candy Crush

You know it has to be stylish if Hailey Bieber is wearing it! The thought of pink coats may make you shudder, you may fear those “Barbie” comments, but a softer toned pink is perfect for layering over all your cream and neutral knits.

This oversized men’s style coat in pink has androgynous vibes but of course, the color adds femininity. You can rock this shade all through winter well into spring – now that’s versatility!

Luxe Leather

Faux leather everything is big this season – leather shirts, leather skirts, leather trousers, and leather coats. Think The Matrix – a black leather trench adds texture and a luxurious feel to your outfits. Keep the rest simple to avoid looking trashy!

Mom jeans, chunky ankle boots and a black knit… a dreamy concoction we can’t get enough of! We also recommend layering this coat over a jumper dress for a cozy but feminine outfit.

Grey Days

Women wearing long light grey winter coat with faded grey jeans, sneakers and chunky scarf with light pink handbag.

Via Trendy U

A monochrome outfit can look sophisticated, even when it’s a casual one! We love the mix of different shades of grey – from the darker grey in the scarf to the lighter grey coat. The addition of light pink accessories adds a subtle splash of color to the outfits.

These Ted Baker sneakers are definitely on our wishlist! Grey cropped jeans allow you to show a bit of ankle and elongate your frame even through those chillier months. 

Little Bit Of Red

Women wearing long red winter coat with black skinny jeans and red ankle boots with black handbag

Via ShopStyle

If there is a bold shade that lasts through the ages, it’s bright red. It can go with so many colors in your wardrobe – creams, whites, blacks, navys and even anything pink!

We love how the rest of the outfit is subtle and black to allow the focus to remain on the coat and matching boots. The collar of the coat makes the look all the more dramatic!

Houndstooth Heaven

Women wearing a long winter coat

Via Woah Style

A timeless print that can be mixed beautifully with your wardrobe is houndstooth. Originally a retro print, it’s become a statement print that suits a monochrome outfit. This oversized number is dramatic thanks to its volume and movement.

Layer it over an all black outfit, with a fitted knit and skinny jeans, to not swamp yourself in fabric. Strappy heels can still work for dressier occasions, or if you are on the go, you can never go wrong with a white sneaker!

Two In One

Via Dr Martens

A modern way to wear your outerwear is by wearing two coats or jackets – yes, you read that right! For a 90s’-inspired look, teaming a waterproof jacket with a dressier coat allows you to add a little edge to your look.

The apparent zips and hood creates a sporty twist. Finish the look with a trusty pair of Doc Martens to really embrace that iconic 90s look!

Casual Chic

Your most relaxed and low-key outfits can still be dressed up with a change of a coat! Without this little camel number, the outfit is on-trend, but sporty, with figure-hugging faux leather leggings and a simple grey hoodie.

With the camel coat, the look has been transformed into something worthy of the Street Style section of your favorite fashion magazine! For a rebellious vibe, roll up your coat sleeves to show a hint of hoodie underneath.

Naughty But Nice

Women wearing retro sunglasses, black lace up ankle boots and blue pale scarf

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We love the rebellious side to this outfit – think preppy plaid with a sporty hoodie and figure-hugging khaki skirt. The PVC leather pointed sock boots add a bit of glamour.

This look will have you feeling badass and empowered! Cat eye sunglasses compliment the shoes perfectly, and the small and dainty cross body bag is the perfect example of how less is more.

Autumnal Dreams

Via Comer Blogar e Amar

This street style is a delight to the eyes! You can’t escape the fact that check print is timeless and oozes sophistication, but the oversized wool jacket with matching accessories really modernizes the look.

We love the saddle bag and its studded detailing, and the sock boots really elongate your frame. The simple color palette is really what makes this outfit – we can’t wait to replicate it in real life!

Patent Perfection

Via Harper’s Bazaar

Patent trench coats are the perfect way of adding texture to your outfits. Its shiny texture and retro feel is perfect for layering over a simple black dress. The key to acing the look is keeping the rest simple – black, grey or navy color palettes will compliment brighter shades.

If you want to stick to a neutral color scheme, then a beige patent trench coat layered over a crème knit will be your idea of heaven!

Faux Fur Fashion

Via Pinterest

Faux fur is so cozy and cuddly, but stylish. It adds edge to your outfits all whilst remaining stylish. We love this combination with a cropped faux fur jacket which will highlight your waist and hips, and a simple black outfit with black stomper-style boots. The chunky platform will make your winter walks fashionable and comfy!

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About The Author

May can usually be found reading a magazine and that will be more than likely a fashion or environmental magazine. When not absorbed in the latest gripping articles on fashion or eco living, May is a fashion writer who is passionate about two things fashion (especially 80s) and the environment. May believes in looking and feeling good whilst living an eco friendly lifestyle. In her spare time she loves cooking, playing her guitar and going for country walks. May lives in the UK and enjoys spending time with friends, family and her two adorable cats.

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