SWING CLASS: Year in and year out, wool blend coats look rich in style and tradition. Take this option for a whirl with DKNYC's Tweed Coat at Bloomingdale's ($249), with a stand collar, swingy straight cut and timeless black and white tweed.
PUFF UP: Puffer style is adorning the fall and winter lines of high end designers. You won't find a warmer style than quilted, thigh-length coats like the Steve Madden Quilted Puffer at Nordstrom ($98). The pretty olive color makes it modern, and the stand collar, hood and oversized pockets make it stylishly functional.
TURNED TRENCH: The classic trench is always an option, but they look especially smart in new colors and details. The Green With Envy Coat at Macy's ($123) carries on that trench-y tradition with extra military-like details, a slouch collar and a gorgeous shade of dark, rich teal.
COZY & COOL: Does anything sound cozier than a cocoon? For a fresh, new shape in outerwear, check out the long, oversized cuts and wrapping collars of cocoon coats, like the Silence & Noise Double Breasted Cocoon Coat at Urban Outfitters ($138).