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How To Style A Statement Coat: 16 Cool Outfit Ideas That Aren’t Overwhelming

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You may be dreaming of spring already, but we’ve still got plenty of winter ahead, which means a coat is a non-negotiable part of your daily dress code for the foreseeable future. Practical benefits aside you know, warmth and all the right coat can be a game-changer when it comes to looking chic through the big chill. Find one thats truly exquisite, and it has the power to completely transform your cold-weather wardrobe. Fortunately, there are so many options out there right now nailing how to style a statement coat is your next trend challenge to tackle.

Let’s start with your myriad of options. You have Saks Potts signature fur-cuffed patent leather trench (several other SP styles are quickly becoming ubiquitous as well), graphic faux furs by Shrimps, Stand, and Staud, plus so many super-stylized, super-puffy puffers from Moncler and Ienki Ienki (to name a small few). Now is the time to ditch the dull threads in favor of outerwear thats fun, bold, and eye-catching.

A pop of color is a welcome respite from winters sea of blacks and grays and beiges. If you dont typically wear a lot of bright hues, a vibrant coat is an easy way to try out a more chromatic look without committing to color all day. Just toss a prismatic topper or color-blocked cloak over your usual uniform of basics and muted neutrals, that way you can remove it once you get where youre going and return to your color-free comfort zone (though I bet you wont want to).

And while you’re on the subject of layering a bold topcoat over a plain look… lazy girls, take note: When you put on an incredible coat, you can get away with wearing practically anything underneath (yes, even sweatpants) and still appear put-together and chic. Just look to such influential fashion idols as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who both routinely pair ultra-casual basics, like leggings, joggers, and sneakers, with the most luxurious topcoats and vintage outerwear. And who could forget the time Carrie Bradshaw sprinted down the steps of her NYC apartment on New Years Eve wearing her pajamas and a long fur coat? Iconic.

From daring color-play and attention-grabbing prints to ornate embellishments and unique silhouettes, scroll on for 16 inspiring examples of statement coats taking center stage.


Feathers are having a moment and they’re especially lovely in fresh shades of lavender. Try with bold booties for a trendy look.


Anais Pop Mohair Coat

Fuzzy Details

If you haven’t yet noticed, coat with fur cuffs and fuzzy trim are everywhere right now. Keep the rest of your look simple with this one.


Petrol Cord x Zabor Coat
La Llama

Floral Appliqus

Breathe a bit of spring into your winter look with floral appliqus and girlish puff sleeves. Pair with tall white boots for a bold ensemble.


Embellished Floral Jacket
Moncler Genius 4 Simone Rocha

Metallic Puffer

A futuristic metallic puffer will make even the most neutral ensemble look edgy and modern. Layer it with a longer coat for a bit of balance.


Michelin Hooded Down Puffer
Ienki Ienki

Colorful Shearling

Shaggy shearlings in saccharine shades are the next best thing to wrapping up in a cozy blanket on the couch. Try with a sleek button-down for an unexpected pairing.


Patch Shearling Coat
Sandy Liang

Saks Potts Trench

The famous Saks Potts Foxy trench the coat that literally everyone on Instagram is wearing, from your favorite bloggers to Kendall Jenner and Cardi B.


Fur-Trimmed Foxy Coat
Saks Potts

Bright Plaid

Plaid is an obvious choice for fall and winter, but do it in rainbow hues and it suddenly makes a statement.


Tartan Cashmere Overcoat
The Elder Statesman

Statement Florals

A floral car coat with ruffled sleeves is sweet, but styled with cold weather staples like utilitarian black boots makes for a cool contrast.


Dua Jacquard Coat
Sachin & Babi


For those less color-inclined, go for a graphic black-and-white number styled with a sleek turtleneck underneath.


Graphic Striped Coat


Another Saks Potts style on the rise this one in a bold ombr colorway and retro swing silhouette. Try wearing it with sportier pieces to tone down the inherently feminine silhouette.


Yvonne Ombr A-Line Coat
Saks Potts

Oversized Puffer

Puffers go from sporty to stylish when you start playing with proportions. Try a belted version to create a sharper shape, or go ultra oversized for maximum impact.


Feather Nylon Puffer Jacket


Take a walk on the wild side in a leopard print cloak. Since leopard is basically a neutral these days, feel free to style with your bold hue of choice.


Toni Long Leopard Coat

Abstract Florals

Large-scale florals border on the abstract, and in bold black-and-white it’s even more impactful.


Palm Intarsia Tasseled Coat
Marit Ilison

Slick Vinyl

Slick PVC and vinyl jackets are not just for when it rains. Try one in a powerful color like red or royal blue if you really want a head-turning look.


Vinyl Trench Coat

Faux Fur

Faux furs, like this style by the Scandinavian label Stand, are getting the color-block and graphic treatment. Look for high-contrast color schemes and bold geometric details.


Irna Checked Faux Fur Coat


For the modern Penny Lane, an embroidered tapestry shearling style with a bohemian essence and city-girl edge.


Suzani Embroidered Coat
Zazi Vintage

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