7 trending women's jackets and coats we’re coveting right now
On the hunt for a fresh winter jacket or coat to carry you through the winter chill? You’re in the right place. From trench coats and puffer jackets to faux fur outerwear and ‘the shacket’ (more on that below), all you need to do is scroll and shop.
No matter your style and budget, we’ve pulled together 7 must-know styles to make brisk mornings snug and bearable!
The trench coat
Always chic, the trench coat is one of the few fashion items we can confidently say will never fall out of favour. A style you can feel safe about splashing out on, it’s been going strong for decades. This season, you’ll find the trench in traditional fabrics like gabardine, as well as cuddlier, more playful options with faux fur accents on the collar and cuffs. Cropped styles are fun for transeasonal dressing, but the classic below-the-knee length works best in winter.
Image source: @Aje, also available at David Jones and Aje
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The faux fur/teddy jacket
Faux fur used to be considered a fashion faux pas, but in recent years it’s come a long way. Today’s versions either look and feel real, or wholly embrace their ‘fakeness’ via unnaturally vivid colours and prints. The fastest way to inject fun into your wardrobe, this fashion girl favourite delivers on drama and cosiness. Embrace fluffy faux fur this winter in neutral shades like beige, camel, and chocolate, or go for a chic animal print.
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The quilted coat
A contemporary classic, this style is all about feeling snug as a bug. (It’s basically a blanket you can wear.) Simple quilting details mean it makes a statement without you having to do much – it’s the easiest way to dress up your favourite tee and jeans. A word of warning: quilting can add unwanted bulk. If you’re worried about being overwhelmed by volume, choose a cropped style and wear it open, with fitted layers underneath.
Image source: Countryroad.co.nz, also avaliable at David Jones.
The puffer jacket
Over the years, puffer jackets have transformed from practical pieces you’d probably only pack for a snow trip to a modern classic. This season, you’ll find extra-puffy styles in beautiful fabrics like leather and vegan leather, as well as fun prints. They look great layered up with fine knits and dresses in autumn, but truly come into their own when temperatures plummet. Wear yours with jeans and sneakers for a cool but casual vibe.
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Image source: www.Huffer.co.nz, available at Huffer, Flo & Frankie or Stirling Sports
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The oversized wool coat
Slouchy styles have always been around, and we don’t think they’re going anywhere anytime soon. Especially given our new, post-lockdown appreciation for comfortable pieces that also look good! For maximum wear, look for an oversized fit with minimal details in a practical colourway like black, navy or camel – it’ll go with everything you own. If you’re petite, go for a coat with a belt so you can cinch in your waist for definition.
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Image source: @sportscraft available at David Jones.
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The leather jacket
If you’re after a piece of outerwear that will last you (just about) forever, a leather jacket could be it. A true wardrobe staple, it levels up even the simplest of outfits with zero effort. Opt for a timeless fit – cropped moto and bomber styles always feel current – and then wear it with everything. Splurge on leather, or if you prefer an animal-friendly version, you’re in luck – cute vegan options are everywhere.
Image source: www.maje.com.au
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Also known as the ‘shirt-meets-jacket’, this modern style is perfect for those who live in temperate climates or for use on warmer winter days. A versatile layering piece, they’re thicker than a shirt but not as heavy as a winter coat. Bonus: They look equally good unbuttoned or buttoned up, which means you’ll likely get lots of wear through autumn, winter and spring. Find them in chunky flannels, leather and wool, and pair them with everything from a cotton tee to a knit.
Image source: www.forevernew.com
Image source: @witcheryfashion
Image source: www.lornajane.nz
Image source: www.farmers.co.nz
Image source: www.seedheritage.com