If you do a lot of driving, you’ll appreciate the thin-yet-warm fabric and the midthigh length. Navy-and-green plaid gives it that riding-in-the-countryside feel even when you’re bumper to bumper on the thruway.
To buy: A.P.C. wool coat, $530, 212-966-0069.
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Shield yourself from the gloom of winter with a cozy poppy pick. The bold shade works with jewel tones and prints just as well as it does with neutrals.
To buy: Max&Co. wool-and-polyester coat, $695, 323-606-4440.
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Easy Ladylike Polish
Even when you skip the scarf, this high-necked tweed style helps keep the elements from sneaking in. The to-the-knee length and the clean vertical lines create a slimming, elongating effect.
To buy: DKNY tweed coat, $400, dkny.com for stores.
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Chic 1950s Style
Get the look of a vintage find (minus that musty smell) with this retro-inspired coat in rich hunter green. It has a surprisingly flattering silhouette, thanks to a draped neckline and a body-grazing, columnlike cut.
To buy: J. Crew wool-and-cashmere coat, $298, jcrew.com.
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A New Twist on Menswear
Sharp lapels, precise seams, and well-defined shoulders get a dash of femininity with a pleated bottom half. This gray last-a-lifetime staple can go casual or formal.
The dramatic fur collar of this wool-blend trench detaches when you want a more low-key style. Stash all your essentials—like phone, keys, gloves, lip balm—in the four roomy pockets (two are even zippered).