If you’re also on the East Coast, you know that this September had some seriously wacky, 85-degree days. But it seems fall (or should we say winter?) has finally caught up with us — and with a chilly, blustery vengeance at that. Now, after months of trying to keep cool whilst looking hot, we must focus on staying hot whilst still looking cool.
In other words, it’s time to invest in a new, truly great fall-to-winter coat: A coat that’ll instantly brighten up your sensible seasonal separates. A coat that’ll hold your attention every day for the next three to four months. A coat that’ll do all that and keep you from freezing your butt off.
Fortunately, finding said winter wonder-coat won’t be much of a struggle. Outside the Spring 2019 shows, we spied a ton of outerwear trends that prioritize fun and functionality: think cocoon-like, double-breasted Sherlock coats; (leopard print) faux-fur coats; inventively tailored puffer coats.
Click through the slideshow above to shop these styles and more (at every price point) — and for some styling tips inspired by our favorite bundling/layering professionals.