The Top 10 Winter Coat Trends for 2017

Winter coats are a highly-functional wardrobe staple — you've got to stay warm — so it's worth buying a winter coat that you're going to love wearing all season. We round up the top 10 women's winter coat fashion trends of the year, from wallpaper prints to shearling and everything in between, so you can look your very best all season long.

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Tapestry Prints

Street style in tapestry print winter coat and jeans
Layer a beautiful tapestry print coat over casual jeans. Edward Berthelot/Getty Images

Jacquard print coats often contain so many colors, they can go with just about anything. Here, a navy winter coat fashioned in a wallpaper style fabric with bursts of embroidered flowers is used to dress up a utilitarian preppy-chic outfit, making it ready for going straight from work to cocktails or dinner.

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Tapestry Prints

Sienna Miller in a tapestry print winter coat
Sienna Miller in a tapestry print winter coat. Christian Vierig/Getty Images

Tapestry prints and textures are a huge winter coat trend this year. From intricate embroidery to needlepoint prints and thick jacquard fabrics, these wallpaper-inspired winter coats were the biggest story of the season on the fall/winter fashion runways. Pick up a winter coat in a tapestry print and throw it on over all your winter outfits, for an instantly fashion-forward look. Here, actress Sienna Miller layers a beautifully embroidered, heavy winter coat in a tapestry design over a printed dress, to create a stylish clash of patterns that works surprisingly well.

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Faux Fur

Faux fur winter coat street style photo
Street style in a multi-color winter coat in faux fur. Claudio Lavenia/Getty Images

Faux fur is a major winter coat fashion trend this year and a favorite of many street style bloggers and fashion editors. When shopping the many fashionable options, keep your eyes open for faux fur winter coats that feature special details, or use color blocking in their design, a trend that takes this winter style staple to the next level. The multi-color faux fur coat pictured here is a beautiful example of how choosing a top layer with tons of colors is a great fashion investment, as it actually will be an easier match for all your outfits than a one-note, solid color version.

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Faux Fur

Street style blue winter coat
A color blocked faux fur is fun this winter. Edward Berthelot/Getty Images

Faux fur is sometimes called "fun fur"— and fashion designers sometimes like to play up the whimsy of this winter fabric. Check out how much fashion whimsy a cookie monster-colored winter coat, pictured here, adds to a casually-proportioned outfit of an over-sized button-down and vinyl slacks. The color blocked stripes on the hem and sleeves of the coat are a special detail that makes this coat feel current for the season.

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Faux Fur

Street style woman in fur coat
A printed faux fur coat makes a style statement this winter. Timur Emek/Getty Images

A really special winter coat makes your whole outfit, no matter what you wear under it. We're crazy about this gorgeous white faux fur coat in an animal print that combines spots and stripes. Wear a winter coat like this one with jeans and ankle boots to look fabulous for weekend brunches and days out, or with a leather skirt outfit or a mini-dress and high heels for special date nights and other dressed up evenings out.

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Leopard Print

Street style woman in leopard print coat
A long leopard print coat is glamorous for winter. Christian Vierig/Getty Images

Animal prints are a major fashion trend in street style now — and no animal-inspired fabric is more stylish than the classic leopard print. Strut your stuff this winter in a glamorous, faux fur leopard print coat, whether you're layering over a work outfit, or more casual looks. We like the style pictured here for its cozy length, and for its pop-of-color red lining.

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Leopard Print

Street style woman in leopard print coat
Wear a leopard print coat over casual separates this winter. Christian Vierig/Getty Images

A three-quarter length, leopard print winter coat is super versatile for layering over all your outfits this season. Here, it dresses up a basic jeans and sweater outfit, giving you polish for meeting your girlfriends for brunch or shopping. A cross body purse in a bold color is a beautiful complement to this classic print.

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Leopard Print

Street style in jeans and leopard print coat
Pair a leopard print coat with jeans and ankle boots. Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images

If you live in a cold climate, look for a plush leopard coat in a thicker, more luxurious faux fur fabric, as pictured here. You could easily wear this coat over your little black dresses, but we love how cool it looks when worn with more casual separates and footwear, too.

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Generous Cuts

Street style in winter coat
A boyfriend style overcoat looks chic this winter. Edward Berthelot/Getty Images

Roomy, boyfriend-inspired outerwear is a big trend in women's fashion now. A winter coat that's cut in generous proportions, as pictured here, makes a style statement and is easy to layer over all your outfits.

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Generous Cuts

Street style in pink coat and jeans
Street style in a boyfriend-cut pink coat and jeans. Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images

Just because your winter coat has borrowed-from-the-boys proportions, that doesn't mean looking masculine. Play against type in a boyfriend style winter coat in fashioned in candy pink.

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Shearling

Street style in shearling coat
Wear a cozy shearling coat for great winter style. Christian Vierig/Getty Images

Designers are embracing shearling this season, and you'll find plenty of heavy winter coat options in this material to keep you cozy this winter. Made from the skin and wool of a sheep, shearling fabric has a suede surface on one side, and a clipped fur surface on the other. Here, a car-length sheepskin coat is embellished with a beautiful shearling trim on the collar and sleeves, creating a stylish, color blocked effect.

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Shearling

Shearling coat street style
A white shearling winter coat layers beautifully over everything. Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images

Nubby white shearling is a beautiful alternative to fur when winter temperatures take a dive. We love this white winter coat fashioned in milky shearling fabric, with a fluffy sheep's wool collar.

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Ski Jackets

Street style in puffer jacket and ripped jeans
Street style in a ski jacket and ripped jeans. Christian Vierig/Getty Images

Ski jackets have left the slopes and made their way to street style. This year, make your casual winter coat a puffy ski jacket, which matches well with jeans, pajama pants, hoodies and other casual separates. A fur-trimmed hood is a nice detail that makes your overall look more expensive.

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Ski Jackets

Pink ski jacket and track pants
Wear a pink puffer jacket over casual bottoms for laid back winter style. Christian Vierig/Getty Images

Want to embrace the sportswear trend this winter, without sacrificing femininity? Pair casual track pants and jeans with puffy ski jacket in a pretty pastel color, such as the dusky pink version pictured here.

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Long Wool Coat

Street style in long camel winter coat
Wear a long camel wool coat over everything this winter. Christian Vierig/Getty Images

The classic, menswear-inspired, long wool coat makes a comeback this season, adding a chic, classy element to winter wardrobes. While there are plenty of affordable versions of this coat out there, we recommend investing money in a timeless piece that will stand the test of time and last you multiple seasons. When shopping for a good wool coat, you'll want to look for high-quality fabrics, a classic color (think camel, navy, black or red), and a slim silhouette that fits you well, but still allows room for layering sweaters or hoodies underneath.

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Long Wool Coat

Street style woman in red coat
A red winter coat stands out from the crowd. Claudio Lavenia/Getty Images

A double-breasted, long wool coat in poppy red is a great choice for creating polished, non-boring winter outfits. Wear this coat easily from the office to evening—it works for every occasion.

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Long Wool Coat

Olivia Palermo in a long coat and skirt
Wear a classic navy wool coat over a long skirt and sweater outfit. Edward Berthelot/Getty Images

Invest in a high-quality long navy winter coat that's cut with military precision, such as the one pictured here on Olivia Palermo, to wear for multiple seasons. A classic navy winter coat can be layered easily over skirts and pants to look polished for your workday commute, or on your way out to dinner.

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Plaid Coat

Street style in a plaid coat and red purse
We're mad about plaid this winter. Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images

Plaid was all over the fall and winter designer fashion runways this year. From hounds tooth plaids and gingham, to Tartan and windowpane checks, you'll look of the moment in a long, plaid winter coat this season.

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Plaid Coat

Street style in plaid coat and pink pants
A colorful plaid winter coat is an attention getter. Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images

If you think of gingham as a summer pattern, we're here to inspire you to think differently. Here, a cheery gingham print in bright blue elevates a classic, collared winter coat style, making it look special.

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Patterns and Prints

Street style in a printed winter coat and jeans
Fun patterns make a winter coat feel special this year. Claudio Lavenia/Getty Images

Prints and patterns are popping up all over street style, breathing new fashion life into old standbys. Here, a whimsical flower print turns a basic robe-style coat design into an eye-catching, wearable art piece.

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Patterns and Prints

Street style in a multicolored winter coat
Street style in a multicolored winter coat. Edward Berthelot/Getty Images

Want to make a style statement every time you step outdoors this winter? Try a coat of many colors, and layer it over everything.

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Patterns and Prints

Street style in a graphic black and white winter coat
Wear a graphic black and white winter coat over white denim this winter. Timur Emek/Getty Images

Graphic black and white patterns help you stand out among the winter crush. This is a great way to wear a trendy, patterned winter coat this season, if you're not all about bright colors.

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Trench Coat

Trench coat street style woman
An oversized trench coat can be belted to highlight your shape. Christian Vierig/Getty Images

Trench coats are a huge fashion story this year. Making your winter coat a classic trench coat means you will always be appropriately dressed, whether you're going to work or stepping out for the evening. We love the way a voluminous trench coat is styled in this street style photo, with a belted waist and casually rolled sleeves.

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Winter Coat Trend: Trench Coat

Street style in trench coat scarf and jeans
A trench coat can be layered with a big wool scarf for extra warmth. Edward Berthelot/Getty Images

Here's a look at how a basic trench coat can be worn through the winter months. A big wool scarf and warm boots add cozy warmth and style, taking you fashionably to the office, or helping you look polished on weekends and casual days.