Footwear aside, the most important wardrobe decision you will make this winter is your choice of outerwear. Your winter coat not only protects you from the elements, it also helps you make your best first impression every time you leave the house. These five women’s winter outerwear trends will not only help you stay warm, they’ll keep you feeling confident and stylish on the coldest winter days.
Turn the Volume Up
The coldest winter day is no match for this season’s oversize coat trend. Stay warm under layers of extra fabric. The length provides additional coverage from wind and rain. Pair a cozy double-breasted cape coat with your favorite skinny jeans and ankle boots to balance the proportions and avoid feeling frumpy.
Puffers and Parkas
When the weather forecast calls for the coldest winter on record, puffer coats are not only stylish, they’re practical. A down and feather filling provides great insulation, which is what will help you stay warm for hours on end. To avoid looking bulky, choose a jacket that hits below the hip and has a belted waist, which will accent your figure.
Investing in a high-quality wool winter coat is a smart choice because this classic will never go out of fashion. The focus of this outerwear style is on clean lines and tailoring, making this the go-to jacket for professionals every winter. This season, keep your eye out for trendy wool coats featuring unique accents such as leather trim.
Bold and Beautiful
Stay warm and stand out in the sea of dark colors this winter by choosing a coat with a funky pattern or print. If you’re feeling bold, seek a coat with a bright, multicolored graphic print—or even a couple different ones. A more subtle way to embrace this trend is to choose a traditional pattern, like tartan plaid.
Fabulous (Faux) Fur
Add a bit of luxury to your winter wardrobe with a faux fur coat. Whether paired with a gown and heels for the opera, or jeans and loafers for Saturday morning’s errands, a black faux mink coat is an incredibly versatile piece of outerwear. Though they have the look and feel of real fur, these coats provide the added peace of mind that no animals were hurt in making them.