Colder weather has settled in and is here to stay at least for the next few months. While this may not seem like good news, it does mean you have an excuse to show off ultra-stylish coats. Puffers and shearling are excellent at protecting against the chill, while patterned and color-blocked coats will stand out in a crowd. Want to go against type and fight winter gloom? Choose a light-colored (or even white) jacket. With the wide variety of toppers available, you’ll look forward to bad weather.

plaid

The classic plaid jacket gets updated with warmer, bolder hues that will add much-needed spice to cold-weather wardrobes.

MOTO SHEARLING

Stay warm and look cool in a shearling moto. The combination of a cozy feel and a tough-chic shape make it a must-have piece.

WHITE

The days are shorter, so create your own light in a crisp white coat. Surprisingly versatile, it will lend a clean feel to any outfit.

PINK

If you can’t wait for spring, break out the pastels. In a sea of dark jackets, blush- and peach-toned coats are unexpected statement-makers.

The investment

Fortunately or unfortunately, winter is an annual occurrence, so it’s important to invest in coat styles that will last for many years.

Neutral

A structured jacket with a higher collar offers drama that stands the test of time, while a slouchy, oversized neutral coat is classically chic.

PUFFER JACKET

Puffers are a necessity in cold weather, and their shape’s been modified to combat their bulk. Cinched waists create a flattering silhouette.

COLOR BLOCK

Introduce a mod look to your closet with a color-blocked coat. It’s graphic and modern, yet still exudes groovy retro style.