From fashion-forward silhouettes and cool color palettes to luxe leathers and ultra soft faux furs, the season’s best winter coats will leave you longing for a cold snap

Still looking for the best winter coat to add to your closet? Plummeting temperatures and inclement weather are no excuse for letting your sartorial standards slip. This season, designers across the board have upped their winter coat game, presenting standout pieces that strike the perfect balance between timely and timeless.

Looking to imbue your closet with a little old-world glamour? Heritage designs are back in a big way, but not as you know them. The perennially chic beige trench, though not a cold-weather stalwart, cements its status as a wardrobe staple thanks to Seoul-based brand Andersson Bell. Espousing Korean street-style with a minimalist Scandinavian attitude, this is a trench that exhibits the label’s quirky approach to tailoring. Mixing panels of tonal cotton-twill and wool, it looks like a blazer-trench hybrid, allowing you to subtly stand out from the crowd.

If you’re looking for a real statement-maker, Bottega Veneta’s glossy, bubble-gum-pink trench is unrivalled. Best of all, it converts into a cropped jacket or sleeveless vest, giving you ample styling potential and boosting its investment-worthy status. For something a little more understated, The Row’s ‘Mintra’ coat is a no-brainer. Left unlined, it can be worn year-round. On the brand’s SS20 runway, this winter coat was layered over a loose T-shirt and tailored pants with the sleeves pushed up just so, but it will work equally well over a chunky knit, cargo pants and combat boots come fall. Discover our Fashion Team’s pick of the best winter coats for 2021.