One of the most frequent questions I get every year in my DMs around this time is “What coat should I buy??” So in order to help that, I decided to do a coat guide just like my reader favorite shoe guides! I thought this would help you weed through the different outerwear options this year from timeless to trendy. I  have gone through pages and pages of coats across the web to find the best options for each trend as well as my top suggestion for each style of coat.

You can take this guide as a way to find your everyday coat — one that goes with everything or to help you navigate a few different options for your different outfits or moods. We all have different ways of dealing with that dank winter weather. Some of us run, some of us drink, some of us switch outfits multiple times a day. There’s no wrong way to cope.

Either way, I hope this breakdown  helps you find your favorite coat for the season!



Topshop Camel Coat / AF Trench Coat / Lauren Wool Trench / J.Crew Tailored Coat
HM Teddy Coat / Madewell Elmcourt Coat / HM Wrap Coat / Sam Edelman Plaid Coat
J.Crew Stadium Coat / AF Fleece Jacket / All Saints Leather Jacket / AF Sherpa Lined Parka
The Amazon Coat / Wantdo Puffer Jacket / AF Faux Leather Puffer / Patagonia Mid Length Puffer


 1/ Essential Camel Coat

“If you are looking for one coat, the camel coat easy to wear with everything from dressy to casual; the ultimate neutral coat for winter.”

my suggestion: topshop camel coat

2 / Classic Trench

“For warmer days, you can’t go wrong with a classic, khaki trench. Pair it with your denim for a timeless but casual look.”

my suggestion: abercrombie and fitch drapey trench

3 / Black Wool Trench

“If your wardrobe leans towards cooler neutrals like grey and black, a classic black day coat is your best bet for the most everyday wear. A timeless coat that will be in style for years to come.”

my suggestion: lauren ralph lauren wool trench

4 / Classic Coat

“Another ‘everyday’ option if you are looking for a timeless, classic look that never goes out of style. Stick with a neutral color — black or ivory — to have a coat for many seasons to come.”

my suggestion: J. Crew Double-Breasted Coat 

5 / Teddy Coat

“This coat leans ‘more trendy’ but it is still in season this year. I like the longer look of this season as compared to the cropped version of years past. Going with a lighter hue gives this look an updated and fresh take on this comfy trend.”

my suggestion: H&M Faux Shearling Coat

6 / The Dad Coat

“This trend is straight out of the 90s. Our dads have never felt more seen. This slightly oversized coat with a mens-wear inspired lapel and look that reads effortless and classic but trend-forward. Look for relaxed shoulders and a more open, roomy fit in this of-the-moment coat.”

my suggestion: Madewell Elmcourt Coat

7 / Wrap Coat

“Consider this coat a ‘classic with a twist’ — clean lines and a bow-like wrap gives this style of coat a feminine touch. This coat lends to a more traditional look, so if you prefer a classic style but you want something a bit different this year, consider a wrap coat.”

my suggestion: H&M Tie Belt Coat

8 / Plaid Coat

“The wild card. Try a plaid coat if you are wanting to add some boldness to your outerwear this winter. Stick with neutral hues that match the majority of your wardrobe and this bold look will work with most of your winter looks.”

my suggestion: Sam Edelman Double Breasted Tweed Coat

9 / Hooded Wool Parka

“This jacket is a J.Crew classic — they’ve perfected this casual look. I love the faux fur hood and the casual vibes this parka style coat gives. This coat is perfect for an everyday, casual option. The bonus? It’s wool, so it will keep you extra warm.”

my suggestion: J. Crew Chateau Parka

10 / Fleece Jacket

“For those of us in warmer climates, a nice fleece option is enough to get us through a lot of winter. I love this casual option to pair with my leggings, an easy weekend option all winter long.”

my suggestion: Abercrombie Sherpa Faux Leather Trim Jacket

11 / Leather Jacket

“I love the idea of a leather jacket — it’s just so tough and confident. You can’t go wrong with a black leather jacket; this look will last a lifetime. Don’t love a leather option? Find a matte faux leather option without the sheen for the most realistic looking leather.”

my suggestion: Madewell Washed Leather Motorcycle Jacket

12 / Utility Parka

“An easy choice if your main wardrobe staple is denim. This jacket is the winter equivalent to the field jacket or a springtime anorak. This jacket works well with denim and ankle booties — the ultimate trio.”

my suggestion: Abercrombie Sherpa Lined Military Parka

13 / The Amazon Coat

“I would be absolutely remiss if I didn’t include the iconic Amazon Coat. This coat is WARM, my friends. I’m sweating just thinking about it. This option is perfect for needing a budget friendly option that gives you warmth.”

my suggestion: Orolay Women’s Down Jacket (The Amazon Coat)

14 / Puffer Jacket

“I love a puffer jacket and I find that I typically grab this jacket when I’m running out the door and need a warm option. This look works best with casual style; think yoga pants and sneakers and a puffer. Or my winter uniform.”

my suggestion: Amazon Wantdo Lightweight Down Jacket

15 / Faux Leather Puffer

“This one is a wild card for those who want something different for winter. I love this look — the faux leather puffer. A MOOD. Or if you really want to shine, I’ve included a metallic puffer. Bold and ready for the cold.”

my suggestion: Abercrombie Vegan Leather Mini Puffer

16 / Puffer Coat

“For those who love the idea of the puffer but need a bit more length, a puffer coat is made for you. This coat can work easily as an everyday coat, as it’s a bit more traditional than it’s shorter counterpart. Keep it black or ivory for a coat you’ll reach for year over year.”


my suggestion:Patagonia Radalie Insulated Parka



I hope this guide helped you find your best coat this winter!

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