9 Coat Styles You Should Definitely Try This Winter
Since Australia is always slightly behind the rest of the fashion world, I've been eyeing winter street style images for at least six months now. Gilda Ambrosio and Giorgia Tordini have been right at the forefront of my Pinterest boards and have almost taken over my French style pins with their bold Italian looks. And since I grew up in Queensland, I may be more used to winters spent at the beach wearing shorts, but I'm a cold-weather girl at heart. Mainly for three reasons:
1. Layering is super stylish (and it's easier to be creative when putting outfits together).
3. My favourite wardrobe items are coats, in particular the humble trench.
So if you can't tell by now I'm just a little bit excited about the current drop in temperature. Now's my chance to rug up in all the beautiful coats I've been spying on the runways. While a Sydney winter is still warm compared to other cities in the world, it does get its fair share of chilly days with bouts of miserable rain. For that reason, a good coat always comes in handy and I've rounded up nine of the best styles (some trending and some classics) that are timeless pieces you can wear year after year.
Keep scrolling to see the nine trends that have been on my radar and to shop similar styles.
The classic, utilitarian treat coat is a wardrobe staple for women of all ages.
Burberry The Kensington Mid Cotton-Gabardine Trench Coat ($2186)
This is a cult classic and ticks all the boxes. Wear this everywhere with everything.
Denim is a comfortable and wearable versatile fabric that is suitable for warmer states (looking at you fellow Queenslanders).
Balenciaga Stonewashed Denim Coat ( $1660 ) ($681)
Make it your own by rolling up the sleeves and cinching the waist belt.
For an adventurous style, you can depend on a printed coat to dress-up any simple outfit.
Zimmermann Bowerbird Duster Trench ( $1500 ) ($1050)
The beauty of this coat is that the sizing doesn't need to be perfect.
Another bold choice is to go metallic. Look for parker styles that are more relaxed and slouchy instead of structured.
The brighter the better! Go all-out with this fun trend (you know you want to).
The collarless coat is a minimal and chic option for layering over quality staples.
As the '80s are making comeback on the runway (and on the streets), it only makes sense to embrace the plaid print.
Cue Princess Of Wales Check Double Breasted Jacket ( $529 ) ($370)
This double-breasted wool coat is chic indeed. A suitable choice for the colder, southern states.
Another '80s trend we're seeing on the street is vinyl. (Giorgia Tordini wears this crocodile version effortlessly.)
Acne Studios Grey Blanky Varnish Coat ( $1802 ) ($920)
Try a muted colour to tone down the sleek vinyl.
Take cues from the street style crowd and wear an oversized coat off the shoulders, or slouched to the side.
Finders Keepers Carlos Coat ($260)
The exaggerated lapels and collar, plus the wide sleeves and cuffs, make this navy coat a winner.