Fashion: Top Coats: The 9 Jackets You Need This Season

After a long, hot summer that never seemed to end, it’s finally starting to feel like fall. The leaves have changed, fall decor is out, all your favorite drinks start with the word “pumpkin” again, and there’s a definite chill in the air. Which means it’s time to start thinking about the jackets that’ll keep you toasty when temps begin to dip. That’s why we’ve rounded up nine of our favorite must-own styles for staying warm and stylish all season long. Check out the list below, then order one of our Style Edits and ask your personal stylist to send over all your favorites.

The Trench Coat 

Not only is this belted jacket a classic that literally every woman should own, but it’s also ideal for transitional weather (meaning it’s the one you need when it’s not quite freezing out, but just the thought of going sans-jacket gives you the shivers). Stick with a neutral shade like khaki or black for a timeless look that’ll never go out of style, or choose a bold hue to make a major statement for a few seasons.

The Puffer Jacket

This downy style is known for being extra warm, while adding a dose of playfulness to any outfit. Choose a full-length shape if you’re expecting super-cold winters, or go for a waist-length bomber silhouette for a jacket that works any day, anywhere. Just want a little layer? Toss a puffer vest over a plaid shirt or long-sleeved tee for a quintessential fall style.

The Wrap Coat

Luxurious, feminine, and ultra-cozy, this pretty little layer is the one to toss on when you want to tie together even the simplest of outfits. Try it with a silky tank and skinny jeans for a night out, or pair it with a lightweight sweater, cropped denim, and ankle boots for a more casual ensemble.

The Duster Coat 

This floor-sweeping style adds effortless drama to any ensemble, but looks especially chic when paired with a tee, jeans, and pointy-toe pumps. Choose a knit version to feel extra snuggly, or opt for wool or a wool blend for a little more luxury.

The Leather Jacket

Whether you pick real leather or a faux-leather alternative, having one of these edgy-chic styles in your closet is an absolute must. Toss it over a dress, tights, and heels to give it a feminine vibe, or layer it over a silky button down and ankle pants for an office-friendly style.

The Coatigan

What happens when you combine your favorite jacket with a cozy cardigan? You get the laid-back-but-put-together style known as the Coatigan. We’re currently crushing on this ombre version with a waterfall lapel (hint: it works both on duty and off), but also love super-textured styles in thick knits with front pockets.

The Cape Coat

This swingy style is made to toss on over pretty much anything and gives every outfit an extra touch of femininity. Try it with a tweed skirt, cashmere sweater, and flats for a charming cold-weather style, or with skinny jeans and heeled booties for all your fall adventures.

The Fuzzy Coat 

Be it shearling, faux fur, or something in between, a super-fluffy, sooo-snuggly jacket is the one to grab when you want to feel your warmest (and most glamorous). Pair it with ankle jeans, a tee, and slip-on sneakers for high-low style, or with leather leggings and heels for a sophisticated date-night ensemble.

The Utility Jacket 

This does-it-all jacket is the perfect weekend piece to lend a casual-cool vibe to any outfit you’re wearing. Plus, it’s lightweight enough to wear solo on unseasonably warm days or underneath another jacket when you need an extra layer.