You may think your winter wardrobe is complete with a snow-proof parka and an affordable, trendy topper, but no, read on. Every woman needs a classic statement coat they’ll wear forever. The right one will elevate everything from a turtleneck and jeans to a black-tie ensemble. Thankfully this fall, the biggest outerwear trends are chic enough to stand the test of time, from luxe robe coats to plush shearlings and beyond. Here, the key styles you should invest in immediately.
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The Robe Coat
Ever wish you could leave your house wrapped in your plush dressing gown? The fashion powers that be have answered your call. Opt for a slightly oversize style in a dreamy hue.
Pictured: Acne Coat
For those who like a little edge, the leather-trimmed shearling is where it's at. Since the statement is in the texture, stick to a basic color.
If you can't stand feeling restricted by hefty sleeves, the cape trend is for you. This versatile piece looks sharp over a silk blouse or cashmere turtleneck and wide-leg pants. Extra points for a menswear tweed.
Pictured: Michael Kors cape.
A coat offers a great opportunity to add print and color to an otherwise neutral wardrobe. A luxe jacquard is guaranteed to turn heads.
How to make a sweeping statement, literally. The dramatic silhouette of the ankle-grazing duster speaks volumes about your style prowess, so keep the rest of your ensemble simple.