6 Lightweight Fall Coats

Cozy up to autumn with warm wools and flattering (faux) furs.


Zara Short Coat


This fuzzy number is full of retro, 70s style (upgraded to the current era thanks to a long, slimming cut). Throw it on over dark corduroys and a thick turtleneck for a country-chic look. Available in two colors.

To buy: $50, zara.com.

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H&M Coat


On hectic mornings that demand too many decisions, this coat is a lifesaving no-brainer. A simple yet sharp silhouette adds flair to work ensembles, and neutral navy makes it an easy daily wear. Available in two colors.

To buy: $60, hm.com.

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New York & Company Wool Blend Faux Fur-Trim Hooded Coat


Fend off chilly gusts in this remixed anorak. Traditional nylon construction is replaced with a rich, wool blend that elevates this wrapper from sporty to smart (and adds an extra level of warmth). Available in four colors.

To buy: $89, nyandcompany.com.

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Loft Cozy Coatigan


A rare combination of clean-cut overcoat and comfy, cozy sweater. An open front and long hem make it easy to dress up and down: Try it with leggings and an oversized knit for dress-down days, or a midi dress and opaque tights for a more refined vibe. Available in three colors.

To buy: $128, loft.com.

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Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Volume Collar Coat


A luxury ski jacket for less than half the price, this featherweight coat’s compactly woven (and waterproof) material will keep you dry, while the foil-enhanced lining takes insulation to new levels. Traveling? Fold it into the teeny carrying pouch it comes with—talk about packing light! Available in five colors.

To buy: $130, uniqlo.com.

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Madewell Herringbone Wrap Jacket


Investing in a slightly more expensive topper? Make your two biggest priorities warmth and versatility to get the most bang for your buck. This striking combo of cool blues and bold black work just as well over your office basics as it will with your weekend wardrobe. Tie it all together with its slimming sash.

To buy: $168, madewell.com.

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