Unless you’re an avid outdoors enthusiast, the best winter coats are typically not only high-performing but also fit your personal style. A great coat has the power to pull together an entire outfit, no matter what’s underneath.
Winter coats with a down fill are the warmest and are best for people who plan to spend a ton of time outdoors. If, on the other hand, you’re working from home this season and plan on being outside only for essential errands, a down alternative, a classic peacoat, or an oversized teddy coat that can be layered might be more your speed.
Here are some fashionable and warm coats to add to your wardrobe:
Whether filled with down or some type of down alternative, the warmest winter coats for keeping you extra warm are, undeniably, puffy styles with plenty of room underneath to layer. (Think ski jackets gone cute.) Down parkas are the sartorial equivalent of wrapping up in a big, comfy sleeping bag.
For starters, look for puffer jackets with water-repellant outer shells like nylon or ripstop to protect against snow, sleet, and rain. Styles with an elastic drawstring hem are also good for minimizing heat loss, and anything with a higher collar or removable hood provides welcome extra warmth. Best part? You can find best sellers at a variety of price points.
- Box-Quilt Down Puffer Coat by Cole Haan: Freezing weather calls for a powerhouse coat. Filled with down and feathers, and fitted with an extra inner zip layer, this quilted puffer coat will keep you warm without adding bulk, and the cinched waist gives it a stylish feminine touch.
Among the best winter coats out there are classic full-length wool coats that effortlessly pull together outfits, no matter what’s underneath. Whether you cinch it with a belt or opt for a buttoned style, the season’s available styles suit everyone. The only drawback? They’re not as warm as an insulated jacket nor usually weatherproof, so check the temp before you head out.
- Averdon Coat in Insuluxe Fabric by Madewell: Some days you need a tailored coat to pull together your ensemble. Try this menswear-inspired design, which is made from sustainable wool that will keep you toasty. The rich caramel hue is also a nice neutral alternative to the typical black.
Faux Fur Coats:
Bring extra elegance and warmth to your winter days with stylish faux fur winter coats. These supersoft, extra-toasty picks are cold-weather must-haves. Relaxed fits and knee-length styles are having a moment right now, but elegant cropped picks and cinched styles are also on point.
- Faux-Wool Peacoat by Time and Tru: Classic peacoat designs are always in style. This heavyweight version is offered in a handful of goes-with-everything colours, and it’s available in sizes S through 3X.
Teddy styles are among the coziest winter coats for women. Pro tip: Go oversized so you can layer hoodies and chunky sweaters underneath. Since they’re made of incredibly soft, tufted wool, they make for a winter jacket guaranteed to keep you warm through spring. Try out the Double-Breasted Teddy Sherpa Topcoat by J.Crew.
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Published on HOLR Magazine.