This season's must-have winter coats

By: Julia McEwen

Author: Canadian Living


This season's must-have winter coats

By: Julia McEwen
Looking for a sophisticated coat to add to your wardrobe this season? These warm finds will take your cold-weather outfit to a whole new level. Pick your favourites and you'll be turning heads this winter.

Bohemian Rhapsody
The utilitarian cold-weather staple isn't just a weekend essential; wear it with flowing fabric and satin finishes for a night out.

Jacket, $99, and hat, Sweater, $60, Skirt, $35,

Fringe Theory
When the temperature drops, it's what's on the outside that counts. If you don't want to invest in a new coat, try updating an existing outerwear piece by layering a blanket scarf or a fringed shawl over top.

Shawl, $350, Jacket, $425, Sweater, $365,

White Hot
Practical? Not entirely. Impeccably chic? Absolutely! A white coat may not be your everyday winter warmer, but bundling up in a luxurious snowy robe-style coat for special occasions is the ultimate in winter elegance.

Left: Wool coat, $619, Top, $70, Leggings, $138, Gloves, Shoes, Right: Baby-alpaca coat, $1,800, Dress, $275, Gloves, Bag, Boots,

Touchable Texture
Want to add texture to your topper without looking like a Muppet? Embrace the chill in a touchable way with the slightest bit of a fuzzy finish. We love a fluffy wool-blend coat in a balmacaan or classic menswear style.

Left: Plaid coat, $196, Sweater, $114, Skirt, $40, and shoes, Tuque, Gloves, Right: Coat, $595, Sweater, $295, Skirt, $70, Bag, Booties,

Camel Lot
Shades of camel make any topper—from trench to parka—look luxe, no matter the price point. Bonus: It's a colour that plays nice with just about every other shade, finish and pattern.

Coat, $350, Shirt, $60, Skirt, $80, Gloves,

Subzero Style
The best antidote to bone-chilling temperatures? An extremely warm coat. Thankfully, designers have recognized that form and function don't have to be enemies. We're smitten with this classic lumberjack check and the icy-grey puffer coat with flattering chevron detailing.

Left: Coat, $148, Jeans, $150, Marc Jacobs sunglasses, Tuque and gloves, Right: Freed buffalo-plaid coat, $845, Leggings, $138, Boots,

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This article was originally published in the November 2015 issue of Canadian Living magazine.

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This season's must-have winter coats