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I’m so excited that it’s coat season!! In my opinion, you can never own too many coats. There are as many different types of coats as we can dream of however I have noticed some distinct trends emerging. So here are five Fall and Winter coat trends I’m loving.
Wrap coats (also sometimes called shawl collar coats) are terrific because they can be worn with pretty much any outfit. They dress up a casual look like this one beautifully. They add the ideal finishing touch to a dressier outfit (see an example on me here). They add polish to a work outfit.
When choosing a wrap coat, the most important things are to make sure the tie hits you across your natural waist and that the collar does not overwhelm you. Of all the five Fall and Winter coat trends I’m loving, this one is the newest and most likely to remain trendy for years to come.
I also want to give a shout-out to the long cardigan! Long cardigans bring a tailored, preppy vibe when paired with pants. They can also make a dress more work-appropriate! I work in a casual, fashion-forward office these days where I feel fine in a mini dress. Add a long cardigan and tights for Winter and I feel downright preppy chic!! You can see this cardigan in another color on me here.
2. The Leopard Coat.
Leopard is clearly a trend that isn’t going anywhere! While retailers are mixing in zebra and snake prints more this year, I believe leopard endures because it has such a luxurious vibe. I’m partial to small, distinct spots like on my faux Dalmation coat seen here. (Also on me here.) However any kind of leopard adds style to an outfit when you choose the right shape. I’m partial to dusters, peacoats and blazers for this second of five Fall and Winter coat trends I’m loving.
3. The Plaid Coat.
While I would not recommend going oversized with leopard, plaid can totally be rocked with volume!! Because many plaid patterns have a menswear vibe volume gives them a rustic chic feeling. To balance things out towards my more feminine leanings, I like to pair plaid with skirts and dresses. For this outfit, I picked the colors of the plaid out for my other elements. I also wore this coat here, and will have a third styling with it soon! (Sneak a peek on my Instagram.)
Plaid is very easy to wear and that’s why it’s one of the five Fall and Winter coat trends I’m loving. It’s hard to go wrong with plaid!! You can pick a plaid pattern that contains the colors you wear most, whether it’s brown and green like my coat or pink and grey or blue and black. The combinations of plaid are literally endless!!
4. The Moto Jacket.
I think it’s safe to say the moto jacket is the jacket of our generation! This style is so omni-present and I love it! Moto jackets are a fantastic shape that allows much of what you’re wearing underneath to be seen. This is the material-agnostic trend of the five Fall and Winter coat trends I’m loving. Moto jackets come in suede like mine above (also on me here and without the belt 1, 2), leather or cotton. I’ve got so many moto jacket stylings that I think it’s best to visit my OOTD page to see them all! And you can see even more moto jacket outfit ideas on my Street Style Pinterest board.
5. The Trench Coat.
No closet is complete with a trench coat! It’s the most enduring of the five Fall and Winter coat trends I’m loving, probably because it has so much purpose. It stops rain and wind. The trench coat acts as an outfit protector, and it just so happens to be ultra-chic!
You may recognize this sweater tank top from another recent post and I’ve got another look at this trench up on my liketoknow.it profile! Of all the available trenches, I picked this one to buy because I love popping the collar and showing off the pop of navy underneath! Such a chic little styling note.
So, what is your favorite of the five Fall and Winter coat trends I’m loving? Or is there another style I haven’t covered that you like even more than these?
my favorite is the motorcycle jacket. You can dress it up and down. The color is pretty neutral as well.
Love all of your picks!!! It's slowly getting cooler here in the south which has been so nice! I'm a huge fan of wearing cardigans in the Fall/Winter.
I really like the fall get up you have in this post. Very fashionable and trendy. Great looks.
OBSESSED with all of these coats omg so perfect for fall!!!
Yes to all of these! I basically live in my moto jacket and trench all fall!
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The first set of wool coats is my fav! You can never have too many coats in my opinion… but maybe that's just because I live in the Midwest 🙂 At the moment I'm on the lookout for a more stylish parka/serious winter coat than the sporty one I have right now!
I love all of your picks! I've been looking for a good Moto jacket (I love them but haven't been able to find one that I personally love) but I love the ones you linked here.
LOVING that leopard coat! Such a beautiful pattern!
Such great looks for this season! I am loving the leopard print coat- so cute.
Moto jackets are my fave!!! I have a few because they are my go to jacket in the fall and winter! Also loving leopard coats but still on the hunt for the perfect one!
I have coats from all the genres except shawl collar. I live in a part of the country where I seldom truly need a coat, but I cannot resist them.
So many good coats for fall! Love the colors.
So, the only things I *don't* have out of this list are the leopard coat and the duster cardigan. I think that means I'm doing pretty well as far as my coat collection goes, but it also tells me that I need to add a few to my shopping cart 😉 These looks are so cozy and make me so happy that it's finally AUTUMN!
i love wrap coats! cozy and so flattering!
Wrap coats and cardis are my fave part of fall and winter. They’re such simple yet perfect statement pieces to finish a look. I love the ones you’ve styled here.
So many adorable items! I loooove your red purse, and you look great in your Banana sweater tank! I live in Phoenix where you only need a coat for like, 2 weeks, but all I want to do this time of year is buy coats and jackets! LOL!
Great picks! I'm all about leopard and was considering a wrap coat because they're so easy to dress up or down. I think this post made my decision for me!
I loveeeee coats!! You choose some really great ones! Love the leopard and wrap!
The long cardigan for the win for sure! I've always loved the classic trench coat as well. But, that wrap coat looks amazing. I wonder if it would puff me out though since I'm more round in the belly. Rofl.
These are some lovely styles. Thank you for suggesting them. I totally need to up my coats. Currently I have sweaters and 1 puffy coat. 😉 GASP!
Cute styles! I very rarely wear a coat but I love a cardigan or jacket that I can layer over tops.
I'm loving all the long coats and sweaters I've seen lately, but that plaid one is super cute too!
Coats are a necessity in fall/winter – That's all one remembers from the outfit, isn't it? 🙂 Great looks!
such a fan of all of these. i'm not sure I could pick a favorite!
A great variety of fall coats! There is so that is heavy, and some that are light. There are also some that are short and long. A perfect list for different occasions!
I love all of these coats. It's always good to have a variety since the weather isn't a steady temperature right now.
You have SUCH a cute collection of outerwear – I love it all! I usually wear the same coat all season, but this post has inspired me to diversify!
So many cute outfits all in one post! I love the wrap coat and have the same one from last year! It’s so chic!
The leopard spotted coat is my fave!! So cute!
I still need to add a plaid and leopard print coat to my collection!