Winter Coats That Will Make You Want to Embrace the Cold

These 6 Captivating Winter Coat Trends That Will Make You Bid Adieu to Your Black Parka

6 Winter Coat Trends to Bid Farewell to Your Black Parka

In a perfect world, a winter coat is two things: protective and stylish. It has to keep you warm and shielded from the elements (looking at you, January sleet), but ideally will also be something you actually want to put on. Lucky for us, 2023’s top coat trends check both boxes—so much so that we actually don’t mind that it’s coat season.

This year’s winter coat trends have heavy influence from old-school styles, but with modern twists that leave a timeless result. Detachable scarves, sustainable materials, and on-trend colors are just a few characteristics of what are about to be the hottest coats of 2023. And don’t worry—from wool to faux fur, the cozy options are abundant.

If you’re in the market for a new winter coat, these six styles are the ones to watch this year. Give that old black parka a break, she deserves some rest.

1. Sherpa Coats – Cozy Cuddles with a Side of Cool

Is it the year 2000 or 2023? A sherpa coat is a timeless addition to your wardrobe that you’ll be able to turn to for years to come. With sherpa details lining your jacket’s inside, collar, and cuffs, there’s hardly a cold day that the sherpa jacket can’t handle. We’d be remiss to not also mention how versatile they are. Dress up your errand-day outfit with a sherpa coat or pair it with a dress and tights for more formal wear during the holiday season.

Sherpa-Coated Recommendations: – & Other Stories’ Sherpa Lined Jacket – available in 2 colors – Madewell’s Shearling Zip Jacket – Eloquii’s Sherpa Moto Jacket – Lauren Ralph Lauren’s Faux Shearling Moto Jacket – Reformation’s Faux Shearling Coat – available in 2 colors – Abercrombie’s Cropped Suede Jacket

2. Updated Wool Coats – Classic with a Twist

A wool coat is the definition of timeless, but this year we’re seeing them shape shift a bit, taking on forms like long trenches, cropped peacoats, and collared dusters with detachable scarves. Whether your winters are mild or tundra-level, there’s a wool coat that’ll work for you, and complete every single one of your winter outfits.

Wool Recommendations: – Abercrombie’s Double Cloth Wool Blend Jacket – MANGO’s Jeweled Button Coat – Reformation’s Cropped Wool Jacket – available in 2 colors – & Other Stories’ Cropped Peacoat – & Other Stories’ Oversized Wool Coat – Bernardo’s Wool Blend Coat

3. Oversized Leather Jackets – Rocker Vibes, Cozy Feels

This year, we’re swapping out our fitted leather jackets for more oversized ones. Honestly, the more oversized the better. When layered over a sweater or sweatshirt, a leather jacket will provide enough insulation for more mild winter days, and will give your outfits an edge you didn’t know you needed.

Oversized Leather Recommendations: – MANGO’s Distressed Leather Jacket – MANGO’s Oversized Leather Effect Coat – Eloquii’s Belted Faux Leather Coat – Reformation’s Oversized Bomber Jacket – available in 2 colors – MANGO’s Lapel Leather Coat – Madewell’s Oversized Motorcycle Jacket

4. Quilted Puffers – Big, Bold, and Oh-So-Cozy

A puffer jacket is always going to deliver in the winter, but a quilted puffer jacket adds extra oomph to your outfit that you need on dreary winter days. The exaggerated puffiness of the jacket gives a “I’m staying warm, but in a chic way” look to winter wear, especially when combined with a pair of UGGs or snow boots. It’s the antithesis to the middle school canon event of thinking you’re too cool to wear a coat—the bigger the puffer, the better.

Quilted Puffer Recommendations: – J.Crew’s Cropped Puffer Jacket – available in 4 colors – MANGO’s Quilted Coat – MANGO’s Short Quilted Anorak – MANGO’s Bomber Anorak – Barbour’s Quilted Jacket – ASOS’s Longline Quilted Jacket

5. Trench Coats – Timeless Elegance with a Twist

Birthday cakes, haircuts, trench coats—some of our favorite things are even better when layered. Trench coats are totally wearable in the chillier months when layered with scarves, beanies, sweaters, and the like. You can also opt for one in a more weather-proof material, like leather or wool, to capture the Parisian chicness a trench coat gives all winter long.

Trench Coat Recommendations: – LBLC The Label’s Single Button Trench Coat – available in 2 colors – Banana Republic’s Cotton Trench Coat – available in 2 colors – River Island’s Embellished Trench Coat – DKNY’s Double Breasted Coat – Bernardo’s Belted Trench Coat – available in 2 colors – Eloquii’s Tweed Jacket

6. Statement Coats – Embrace Your Inner Fashion Daredevil

Why wear a plain black parka every day when you can wear a pink one? Or a metallic one? Or one that’s embellished with rhinestones? A statement coat can lift your spirits on the dreariest of days, which is much needed once January and February roll around. Lean into playfulness and opt for a coat that’ll turn heads and spark joy every time you put it on.

Statement Coat Recommendations: – J.Crew’s Wool Topcoat – available in 4 colors – Eloquii’s Fringed Jacket – J.Crew’s Metallic Puffer Jacket – Aritzia’s Shiny Puffer Jacket – available in 12 colors – OW Collection’s Faux Fur Jacket – ASOS’s Animal Print Coat

Winter is the perfect time to experiment with your style and have some fun with your wardrobe. Don’t let the cold weather dampen your fashion spirit. Embrace these trendy winter coats and make a statement wherever you go!

Which winter coat style caught your attention the most? Would you go for a cozy sherpa coat or a bold statement coat? Let us know in the comments below!