Every Coat Trend You Should Be Shopping This Fall

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Few items in your closet get as much mileage —— and get seen by more eyes — than your coat. And with Fall in full swing, the time to pick out your hero piece is now. Sure, it's sad to officially say goodbye to sunny days and all the style staples that came with them (straw bags, anyone?), but scoring a showstopping topper will put the skip back in your step.

A great coat pays serious wardrobe dividends: not only does it add extra oomph to an already-awesome outfit, but it makes lazy-day looks appear that much more intentional (just top off your t-shirt and jeans with a statement outerwear option and you'll see what we mean).

To make sure you get the most bang for your buck this Fall, we've assembled a selection of the top trends we're currently lusting after at every price point. From faux fur to high shine, there's a pick here, or several, that will have you feeling warm all over.

Checks and Plaids

Checks and Plaids

If you've had your eye on street style at all this season, you know how important the menswear checked blazer is. So it's no surprise the trend is extending into outerwear. By trying it in a tailored coat version like this Zara Checked Wool Coat ($129), you'll strike a classic, sophisticated note on the daily.

A grandpa-style overcoat gets a playful makeover when embellished with sequin and 3D add ons. Case in point: the H&M Coat With Appliqués ($149).

Show your girlie streak in heritage checks mixed with frills and a bold shot of cobalt. This MSGM Ruffled Checked Cotton-Blend Coat ($985) is a wow-worthy investment piece.

Faux Fur

Faux Fur

The ultraglamorous texture associated with everyone from Cruella De Vil to the Kardashians is bolder than ever right now. In cost-effective and cruelty-free versions, furry coats look and feel good on you — and your wallet. We're pretty smitten with this head-turning Anthropologie Printed Faux Fur Coat ($248).

Prefer a monochromatic interpretation of the trend? This Babaton Fritz Coat ($275) in an unexpected jewel tone is a solid choice.

Colorblocked and cozy, this Mango Contrast Faux Fur Coat ($130) is pretty much guaranteed to get you stopped on the street.

Take your stripe addiction into the cold-weather season with this Juicy Couture Striped Faux Fur Coat ($398).

If Penny Lane were a girlie girl, we're pretty sure this Golden by Tna Moorhouse Coat ($295) would be her go-to.



Padded outerwear has a decidedly unfashionable history and usually conjures up images of ski wear, the Michelin man, or Ralphie's little brother trapped in a snowsuit in A Christmas Story. How times have changed. The puffer has officially transitioned into a fashion item, with brands now offering chic options like this Mango Quilted Long Coat ($150) in bold colors and prints.

A pumpkin spice puffer like this Bacon Big Blanket 78 Jacket ($394) will look and feel delicious all season long.

Show your feminine side a pretty/puffy mashup like this Sea Floral Printed Puffer Coat ($785).

Get ready to stop traffic in this plush electric MSGM Textured Puffer Jacket ($612).

With a removable hood and a glossy finish, this Michael Michael Kors Quilted Jacket ($138) goes way beyond basic.



Over the last few seasons, shearling has gone from rugged to runway. Now, labels are churning out fun and fashionable faux versions that totally hit the must-have mark. In earthy neutrals like this Mother Sherpa Jacket ($345) as well as surprising hues like pale pink and washed-out denim, options abound for every vibe.

Top off any look with this ASOS Faux Shearling Coat ($111) for an instant luxe vibe.



The street style set has been sporting the high-shine thing en masse this season. In addition to miniskirts and skinny pants, patent and vinyl coats have emerged as the tricky trend no one saw coming. The futuristic vibe is actually easier than it seems, with pieces like this Miss Selfridge Red Vinyl Mac ($115) turning any simple outfit into a super stunner.


Slick gets a pop of sweet with a detachable collar, as per this Topshop Vinyl Pink Fur Collar Coat ($180).


The mixed textures of this Opening Ceremony Reversible Furry Patent Coat ($695) give you all the outerwear options your heart desires.


Trouble committing to one trend at once? Not anymore. This Wanda Nylon Houndstooth Tweed-Paneled Textured-Vinyl Coat ($1,210) lets you mix two simultaneously.



The functional has finally become fashionable. Parkas used to be strictly tundra fare, but they've taken a trendy turn of late, including bright faux fur details and sophisticated colorways. In up-to-date iterations like this Velvet by Graham & Spencer Kanya Faux Fur Lined Parka ($260), you'll feel warm and look cool.


This H&M Padded Parka ($80) is pretty much the Winter version of the ubiquitous It girl army jacket.


This Mango Contrast Hooded Parka ($130) has a detachable hot pink faux fur collar for when you're feeling fancy.