While I am not a huge fan of winter in general (so. cold. all. the. time), I am, however, a big fan of great coats. Coat shopping is always fun for me, and you can use a great coat season after season to keep you warm and cozy.
Here are the best 20 coats we love this season (in different styles and budgets!).
Orolay Thickened Down Jacket
Has 6 pockets and side zipper so you can sit down in it!
This jacket has almost 20k reviews on Amazon (yes, 20,000!!) where buyers rave about the quality and warmth.
It comes in nine colors and has different hood styles as well, so you can choose a furry or plain hood. It even has side zippers so you can loosen the fit while you’re in the car!
Amazon Essentials Heavy-Weight Hooded Puffer Coat
Comes in 16 colors
This coat is water-resistant with a fleece lined hood, has almost 4k good reviews, and has a bonus of openings in the lining to stick your thumbs through to keep your wrists warm—genius!!
Old Navy Water-Resistant Packable Jacket
Packable jacket folds into its own attached drawstring pouch pocket for easy carrying.
This lightweight puffer is water-resistant and the narrow channel chevron design makes it less bulky and perfect for packing in a suitcase for your fall and winter trips.
It comes in four colors with inclusive sizing and tall and petite options as well.
Orolay Fleece Down Coat
Combines the best features of a puffer and a shearling-style coat!
This jacket comes in six colors and gives you the warmth of a puffer with the look of a shearling coat. It also has side zippers to sit more comfortably, has six big pockets for keeping your goods, and a special side zipper pockets.
They’re plush-lined to keep your hands warm and allow you to carry your keys, phone, wallet or any other essentials.
A New Day Teddy Overcoat
Made from recycled polyester, and comes in inclusive sizing!
Whether you like your teddy coats in a classic bear brown or a creamy white, this teddy overcoat is easy on the eyes and the budget.
Go up a size for an oversized look and that will also give you a little more room to layer different thicknesses of clothing underneath.
Amazon Essentials Midweight Relaxed Fit Cocoon Puffer Coat
Water-resistant and machine washable.
This water-resistant cocoon coat has an interior pocket for keeping items closet and lined pockets for hand warmth.
The relaxed fit also leaves room for layers and you can throw it in the was with the rest of your laundry as needed (and it comes in four colors!).
Nasty Gal Faux Fur Oversized Coat
Machine washable, vibrant color, and cozy AF!
If you are a faux fur gal, this Surfin’ Bird coat comes in an oversized silhouette with snap closures and two side pockets (and may be the coat of your dreams).
It’s thick enough to keep you warm in the cool temps and has a bright sunny color to brighten the dullest winter day.
ModCloth Crazy For Daisy Faux Fur Coat
1960s-influenced daisy motifs make this vintage-inspired coat a forever favorite!
This coat is fully lined and made from a super soft and plush brown-hued faux fur that has rose pink-hued, 1960s-influenced daisy motifs scattered all over.
This vintage-inspired coat is designed to be a forever favorite in a quirky-loving wardrobe where statement pieces take center stage. A curved collar, shortened cut, and a hidden, full snap button-up closure at the front keep the vibes chic. The coat is dry clean only.
Gap 100% Recycled Polyester Midi Puffer Coat
Comes in four colors in tall, regular, and petite sizes!
This jacket is made with 100% recycled polyester (yay!), has a hooded neckline and fleece lined pockets to keep your hands extra warm in cold temperatures.
It also contains water-resistant Primaloft® insulation which looks, feels, and has all the warmth of down. All achieved using recycled materials!
Old Navy Cropped Plaid Puffer
Inclusive sizing with tall and petite options as well!
This cropped cutie comes in three colors, won’t break the bank, and has three colors to choose from.
It’s also water-resistant, has a Frost-Free wide-channel shell with a warm Micro Performance Fleece lining and plush fill (to keep you warm all winter long).
Gap 100% Recycled Polyester Oversized Sherpa Puffer Jacket
Uses recycled materials and has tall and petite sizing.
This jacket combines puffer jacket warmth (made with 100% recycled polyester) with sherpa softness to make possibly the perfect winter coat.
Front slant pockets keep your hands warm and you can throw it in your washing machine for easy care.
Madewell Lightspun Dumont Quilted Jacket
A Madewell best seller!
This best-selling jacket is made of supersoft Lightspun double gauze. Cozy and quilted, it’s a stylish jacket that feels like being snuggled up in a comforter.
It’s machine washable, and they partner with the Better Cotton Initiative to improve cotton farming globally. It comes in two color choices and sizes from XXS-XXL.
Girlfriend Material Faux Fur Checkerboard Coat
The perfect statement coat for your winter wardrobe!
Want something a little different? This faux fur coat takes the checkerboard trend head on and gives you a statement coat that will be a showstopper year after year.
Notch lapels and satin inner lining will keep you on trend in comfort. Here’s a similar look in a slightly different cut.
Chic Attitude Mauve Suede Cropped Double-Breasted Coat
Fully lined and made with vegan suede!
This jacket is made of vegan suede with a cropped silhouette featuring double-breasted closures, dual welt pockets, and adjustable buckle tabs at the hem for fit.
An oversized notched collared neckline gives it an aviator look that’s a classic and the mauve color adds a modern twist (also comes in camel).
Forever 21 Plaid Double-Breasted Coat
We are mad for plaid when it comes to this lightweight coat!
A double-breasted design is one of the top classics in the coat world, and this lightweight black and taupe plaid coat can be worn season after season and still be in style.
The longline design will also give extra protection from the cold and it features chest welt pockets. This coat is hand wash only.
BB Dakota What’s The Fuzz About Faux Fur Coat
A caramel-colored faux fur dream!
This coat has a relaxed fit and side pockets with oversized notch lapels and snap closures.
The camel color is a rich brown that is the perfect fall and winter neutral to go with everything. This coat is hand wash only.
Universal Thread Arctic Parka Jacket
Comes in four colors with inclusive size options!
This parka jacket features a faux fur edged hood to keep your face warm during the coldest months, is water resistant, and is made of partially recycled material (the fill is 100% recycled material).
With a longline falling at the thigh for ample coverage, this dobby rain jacket is designed with two front pockets to carry your small essentials. This jacket is machine washable.
Vintage Etsy Coat
$ Price Will Vary
Add some vintage fun to your wardrobe with a pre-loved coat!
This vintage coat is a great example of the fun finds you can discover in Etsy’s treasure trove of vintage coats.
Whether you are into a ’60s mod style, a ’70s boho chic, or a colorful ’80s number, you are sure to find a one-of-a-kind piece to add to your winter wardrobe.
AE Reversible Puffer Jacket
Two looks for the price of one!
This reversible coat gives you two looks for the price of one! It features a high neck and a nylon shell keeps you safe from cooler temps, while the soft sherpa lining and quilted design keeps you extra warm and cozy.
It’s machine washable and comes in an olive and plaid option.
Bernardo NY Faux Sherling Jacket
The ’70s are calling to be added to your coat collection!
Plush faux shearling will keep you warm this winter and we love the rugged look of this oversized coat with on-trend appeal.
The oversized look gives you lots of room for layering underneath, and the large pockets in front will be handy for keeping items close as well as decorative.
How to choose the best coat for you:
Consider your climate for warmth level: Are you usually buried in five feet of snow each winter and in need of some serious warmth or are your winters more mild so a heavy jacket will do?
Choosing a coat that will either keep up with your snowfall (hoods are a good idea for inclement weather) or allow you to layer to vary your warmth as needed will be helpful in finding the best coat for you.
Keep moisture in mind: Typical weather and activity level will also determine how waterproof you want a coat to be.
Lots of snow (or skiing and snowboarding trips) will mean a higher level of waterproofing while an occasional rain or light snow won’t need much protection against water.
Choose the care level for washing: Are you OK with taking a special coat to the dry cleaners now and then? Won’t do dry cleaning but will hand wash something you love? Or do you want it all to go in the washer with your regular clothes?
Make sure to notice the care instructions on a coat before you buy so you aren’t committing to a level of care that you won’t really keep up with.
Size up according to typical layering: If you like to wear bulky sweaters or lots of layers in the winter, consider sizing up to accommodate the extra fabric.
Since the oversized look is trendy right now, you can totally get away with a little extra room for whatever layering you want and still not feel overstuffed.
As you can see, there are so many cute options for every budget to keep you warm this winter. Are you more of a puffer or a faux fur kind of coat lover? Which is your fave? xo. Laura