There is nothing more elegant than a long, cloth coat. The right coat is elegant, sophisticated, and timeless. It not only pulls your outfit together, it becomes your outfit. And when winter comes, and we’re all buried underneath layers of knitwear and long johns, a coat is the piece of your wardrobe that you can still count on to express your style.
This season, the fashion industry is throwing it back to old-glamour with longer lengths and wool in classic neutrals and plaid patterns. It can make you feel like Barbra Streisand at the end of The Way We Were, head held high. It can make you feel like Anne Hathaway in Devil Wears Prada, walking the streets of New York. Or pretty much any character in a Nancy Meyers movie that takes place during the winter. In case you couldn’t tell, we really love coats around here. Here are a few of our favorites.
Let’s start with the classics. Mango is a treasure trove of affordable coats right now. This extra-long belted black number is perfect for running around town with the perfect pair of statement boots peeking out underneath. This camel colored one is a must-have. Boden’s color-blocked number is perfect for the neutral-averse.
This melange coat from Acne Studios is oversized, which means you’ll comfortably fit even your chunkiest sweaters underneath it. It’s the kind of investment piece that has just enough personality to set you apart from the crowd, but will still last you for years. On the more formal side, it’s no surprise that Ralph Lauren has the best possible version of a tuxedo coat. It will look just as good dressed up as it would with your favorite jeans and t-shirt.
When we talk about a lot of look for less, the gold standard is this plaid hourglass coat from Other Stories. With that fitted waist and dramatic silhouette, the brand delivers on a look reminiscent of Balenciaga two seasons ago without the sticker shock.
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