If ever there was a designer label that knows coats, it's Burberry. The wonderfully British brand has been delivering all sorts of sophisticated and sassy winter styles, like this Burberry Minstead Hooded Duffle Coat, available in black or camel for $695 here. I love the way it takes a very classic pea coat shape and gives it a bit of edge with the toggle closures and cozy hood. But if paying nearly $700 for a coat seems too rich for your blood, I've found a version that's $500 cheaper and, in my opinion, cuter. To see what it is, read more
It's this Banana Republic Wool Toggle Coat, which costs just $198 here. It's got very similar flap pockets with prominent seams, as well as the same playful toggle fasteners. But I actually like the high-contrast white closures better than the muted black on the Burberry. The only thing this version is missing is the hood, but that just gives you an excuse to wear a cute knit hat. Either way, these classic coats are likely to be in style for years to come.