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
Kurt Geiger London
Tiered Lace Blouse
Oscar de la Renta
Lapels Wool Coat
Cle De Cartier 18K Pink Gold Watch
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.
Ballon Bleu de Cartier Watch
Carvela Kurt Geiger
Roll Neck Sweater
The Elder Statesman
Edita Leather Legging
Biker Sheepskin Coat
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.
Fringed Tweed Cape
Henri Washed-Silk Shirt
Wool and Cashmere-Blend Wide-Leg Pants
Double-Breasted Houndstooth Wool Coat
A coat offers a great opportunity to add print and color to an otherwise neutral wardrobe. A luxe jacquard is guaranteed to turn heads.
Small Suede Bag
Beline Over The Knee Mid Heel Boots
Patchwork Jacquard Long Coat
Small Bar Earrings
Lader Black Watch
Larsson & Jennings
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.
Pictured: The Row coat and dress.
Racquel Silk-Charmeuse Maxi Dress
Mose Satin Coat
Long Cylinder Choker
Mia Crystal Earring