Published on November 6, 2017—  Leave a comment

Take Cover: 7 Types of Coats You Need to Know About

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The warm weather and long summer days are by now a distant memory (buh-bye, daylight savings). That means——>>>> it’s time to grab the most important purchase of the season. The one piece of clothing everyone is going to see. The Coat. Your new best fashion friend. A coat doesn’t have to be the bad guy that covers up all your cute outfits all winter long. With thredUP’s secondhand savings, you can buy that classic black pea coat PLUS a few cute statement options. Take a look and get inspired by all the dreamy outerwear.

Duster Coat

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A duster coat is similar to a trench coat but with less structure. It’s usually lightweight and open-flowing with few hardware details. It’s designed to be worn in moderate temps (the type of weather you’d typically grab your jean jacket) when you want to add a bit more polish to your look. We love it over a structured dress or layered over a blouse and jeans. BCBGMAXAZRIA, Zara, Vince, Elizabeth and James are good places to start.

Trench Coat

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Our love for the trench coat runs deep. The classic yet still totally modern silhouette provides the inimitable style while the cotton-gabardine fabric protects you from the wind and rain. We love a slightly longer length over a mini (just add tights in winter!). Try Burberry, Club Monaco, Forever 21, and Theory.

Bomber Jacket

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Not as ubiquitous as the denim jacket and the leather jacket, but just as effortless and cool. Get the layered look with minimal effort—bombers are a throw-on-and-go option for everyday and beyond. Wear it open over a tee and distressed jeans or use it to dress down a date-night ensemble.

Double-Breasted Pea Coat

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A classic pea coat is a must-have wardrobe staple. With its never-goes-out-of-style silhouette and warm insulation from the cold, it will see you through endless winters. It’s roomy enough to layer a sweater underneath and it’s a great option for commutes that involve outdoor walking time. Pick one in trusty black or go bold and choose a color to brighten dreary winter days.

Shearling Coat

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Let’s call it what it is—a shearling coat is like a big winter hug. Want to feel extra cozy this winter? Here’s your best bet. From all-over fuzzies to a plush shearling liner, these teddy bear-like coats take comfort to the next level. Stylish and warm, this double-duty style is a clear winner.

Puffer Coat

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No longer confined to the ski slopes or artic temps, the puffer is the perfect companion to casual weekend days. When the elements hit, there’s nothing like a down puffy jacket to keep you warm and cozy. No longer relegated to the function first category, modern takes include cute cropped versions, enveloping near-sleeping bag styles, and cool pop colors. Look to North Face, Zara, and Uniqlo.

Wool Coat

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This is probably one of the first real coats you every purchased. A grown-up buy that said, “I am now fully adulting and looking profesh at work.” Luckily this style has evolved from the rows and rows of black-blue-gray sameness on Macy’s coat floor. Today, there are long wool coats, short wool coats, plaid, tweed, patchwork, oversized, cropped. You name it. In all colors of the rainbow. Layer up! Check out J.Crew, Banana Republic, and Gap.

Tell us about your favorite coat styles in the comments. Do you prefer a coat that goes with everything or something that makes a bit more of a statement? Let us know!