The Top Outerwear Trends For Fall 2014

Outerwear is a wildly overworked piece of clothing. It has to keep you warm, fend off wind, snow and other inclement weather and look fabulous. That’s a lot to ask of one piece! That’s why this winter it’s best to make sure you’re outfitted with several coats and jackets so you’re prepared no matter what fashion or weather emergency comes your way. With the array of beautiful trends happening in outerwear this year, there are endless options for giving your hard-working go-to coat a break and investing in a few new scene-stealing toppers. Herewith, a roundup of the coolest trends of the season. They’re so amazing, you may even find yourself praying for snow. Well, maybe.

A coat that marries unexpected, fashion-forward fabrications is the ultimate way to step up your outerwear game—we’re talking traditional wool paired with everything from sleek leather to faux fur to pillow-y down.

Down And Out

Pretty In Pink

Would You Leather?

A rounded, ladylike neckline begs to be layered over a curve-hugging turtleneck. Throw a knee-grazing pencil skirt and ankle bootie into the mix and you’ve got yourself a perfectly modern take on a classic silhouette.

Gray Matter

The Perfect Plaid

Lady In Red

The main purpose of what many refer to as "fun fur" is, you guessed it, fun! Just try and not have a good time when rocking a retro-tinged, rainbow-colored topper.

Faux Real

Rainbow Bright

Patch It Up

These no-nonsense overcoats are the epitome of his-for-her dressing. Severe lines, wide lapels and muted hues make them the ideal mates for slim trousers and crisp shirts. Or, dare to drape one over your prettiest evening gown for a killer contrast. Annie Hall would be proud.

Strictly Business

Lovely In Lapels

Teacher's Pet