Coats played a pivotal role in the Fall 2012 collections, and we can't think of a better way to give your wardrobe a boost. After all, your coat is the first thing people see everyday, so why not make a great first impression? Here are 10 investment-worthy picks that are practical, functional, comfortable — and of course, chic.
Not Your Boyfriend's Coat
Give your outerwear a fashion forward upgrade with this tweed boyfriend coat from Topshop. Crafted from tweed and a matching charcoal wool bottom, this thigh length coat is downtown cool yet maintains a structured, chic appearance. Zipped pockets give this minimal piece an edgy feel. Great over frocks and pants alike, this fall jacket pairs with most anything.
The Baroque Jacket
Channel fall's opulent mood with this embroidered wool-blend felt coat from MICHAEL Michael Kors. Done with a luxe palette of jet black and antique gold, this shearling-trimmed topper will instantly upgrade your everyday look. A buckle fastening waist belt is meant to show off your ladylike silhouette in the most empowering manner.
Brighten up your mood and winter apparel with this sunny yellow wool coat from Lauren Moffatt. Speckled with a touch of color, this fun and cute coat features red snaps at the epaulets and bust. Detailed stitching, hidden snap enclosures and a satiny lining give this coat a sophisticated feel that works in both casual and professional settings. Wear this coat and you will become the ray of sunlight on those dreary winter days.
Break your winter rut in this artful and stylish patterned coat from BB Dakota. The tonal Southwest pattern is playfully chic while the oversized hood makes this thigh-grazing coat cozy and casually cool. Another great feature? Its wallet-friendly price tag.
Your Everyday Coat
Let's discuss the everyday coat, you know the one you put on without thinking, that works for every occasion? If you don't have one or are thinking of upgrading, then try this gorgeous asymmetrical coat from Mackage. A detachable knit collar will give you an extra layer of warmth when the temperature drops, without resorting to a puffer. This functional coat also boasts luxe features such as leather trim accents and a band that define the waist.
The Feminine Power Coat
Empower your feminine side in this stunning crimson coat from DVF. Crafted from felted wool, this military-inspired coat features a refined silhouette that flatters the feminine shape. A double breasted placket creates a seamless design while a high collar gives off a powerful effect.
Make a chic statement in this military-inspired Rag & Bone coat. Dark leather trim accents the shoulders and sleeves while stand-up collar buttons enhance the front for a strong and sophisticated combination. The gorgeous wine hue is in sync with fall's moody and sultry palette.
The Softer Side
Whoever said you had to sacrifice comfort for fashion never met this incredibly soft Joie jacket. Made from delicious suave felt, this camel coat is actually as comfortable as it looks. However, this time around comfort looks incredibly chic and fashion-forward. Function also plays a role as hidden pockets lie along the side of the jacket and a removable self belt ties at the waist.
The Glam Puffer
Usher in a show-stopping winter season in this dazzling jewel toned down coat from Burberry Brit. Shimmering with a sleek metallic hue and trimmed with sumptuous fur, this luxurious coat is the epitome of casual glam outerwear. Zip off the fur-trimmed hood for a more casual look.
Show Your Spots
There is no better way to top the cheetah print fall trend than by wearing it as your overcoat. Free People's faux fur leopard jacket features an exotic cat print that will be sure to capture everyone's attention. The soft faux fur is cozy and comfortable making this standout coat all the much more amazing.