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Because that parka you got in 2011 just won't cut it anymore.
Your coat is a key part of your outfit, and possibly the most-viewed item you'll wear all winter. So shouldn't you love it? We found six perfect toppers that you'll be happy donning today and all the way through the spring thaw. OK, chilly temps. Let's do this.
A swingy plaid coat in a classic palette feels luxe and timeless. See how it even winterizes a favorite pair of white skinnies?
Miu Miu Coat, $4,585, miumiu.com; Old Navy Plaid Wool-Blend Bomber Jacket, $64.94, oldnavy.com; Old Navy Mid-Rise Rockstar Skinny Jeans, $22, oldnavy.com; Maison Kitsuné Extrafine Wool Pullover Turtleneck, $495, Maison Kitsune (212-481-6010); Miu Miu Swarovski Crystal Flower Clip-On Earrings, $360, saksfifthavenue.com
A cape-style coat instantly makes any outfit more elegant. Paired with of-the-moment accessories, like oversize sunglasses and a skinny belt, the outerwear manages to look both retro-glam and completely fresh.
Creatures of Comfort Black Loro Check Murphy Coat, $1,265, shop.creaturesofcomfort.us; Miu Miu Shirt, $1,185, miumiu.com; Old Navy Faux-Suede Mini Skirt, $36.94, oldnavy.com; Old Navy Herringbone Tights, $8, oldnavy.com; Old Navy Skinny Faux-Leather Belt, $8, oldnavy.com; Old Navy Shoes, oldnavy.com; Karen Walker Hothouse Sunglasses, $349, sunglasshut.com
Dig the spotlight? Then you'll shine in an attention-grabbing statement coat. This one's rich indigo hue and modern cut look sharp, not showy.
Old Navy Striped Collarless Jacket, $70, oldnavy.com; Orla Kiely Jacket, orlakiely.com; Old Navy Calf-Length Pencil Skirt, $17, oldnavy.com; Old Navy Sueded D'Orsay Pumps, $34.94, oldnavy.com; Karen Walker Blue Liberty Print Sunglasses, $373.04, karenwalker.com
Reasons you should really own a wrap coat: 1. The waist-cinching design is insanely flattering. 2. The style is having such a moment, especially in cool colors, like this wintry blush. And 3. You'll look insanely chic while sorta feeling like you're snuggled up inside a bathrobe. Win-win-win.
Tomorrowland Alpaca Shaggy Belted Overcoat, $995, barneys.com; Old Navy Wool-Blend Shaker-Stitch Sweater, $42.94, oldnavy.com; Ulla Johnson Rie Overalls, $414, madewell.com; Old Navy Moto Ankle Boots, $42.94, oldnavy.com; Steven Alan Fur Beanie, $175, stevenalan.com
There's a reason the double-breasted style is a go-to for royals and real girls alike: It looks just as good atop jeans and snow boots as it does over chic heels and a textured mini. Instead of the usual black, navy, or gray, consider a pretty pastel.
Old Navy Wool-Blend Peacoat, $59.94, oldnavy.com; Karen Walker Cropped Aviator Cardigan, $180, [link href="https://www.karenwalker.com/products/knits/cropped-aviator-cardigan-8519/brown-multi" target="_blank" link_updater_label="external"]karenwalker.com; Karen Walker Quantum Skirt, $229, karenwalker.com; Old Navy Ribbed Tights, $10.50, oldnavy.com; Old Navy Faux-Suede Platform Pumps, $32.94, oldnavy.com; Gucci Swiss Horsebit Camel Watch, $790, macys.com
A puffer coat doesn't need to make you look, well, like the Michelin man. Witness this body-con style in a sunny hue. Proof that you can be both snug and stylish.
Old Navy Lightweight Quilted Jacket, $64.94, oldnavy.com; Old Navy Boyfriend Flannel Popover, $17, oldnavy.com; Jil Sander Cashmere/Silk Crew Long Sleeve Sweater, $780, jilsander.com; Trademark Denim Trouser, $288, trade-mark.com; Old Navy Sueded D'Orsay Pumps, $34.94, oldnavy.com; Robert Lee Morris Gold Needle Drop Earrings, $150, robertleemorris.com
Stylist: Shibon Kennedy; Stylist assistant: Tatum Pia; Hairstylist: Shinya Nakagawa; Makeup Artist: Asami Matsuda