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Outerwear report: What's your outerwear style?

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Find your perfect winter coat

If you’re still searching for that perfect piece of outerwear to keep you warm and looking fabulous (despite the deep freeze) we’re here to help. No matter your personal style – from modern to classic to retro – we have a coat for you. Read on for our top picks for staying warm this winter.

Boho babe

Laid back, relaxed but still totally stylish, boho babes like to look good – without trying too hard.

Cold weather cape - cape coat

Cold weather cape

If you're looking for something a little less structured, we suggest this Betsey Johnson wool blend tie waist cape coat (bluefly.com, $178) that offers both comfort and warmth. The design might be minimal, but the overall effect is all drama. We love the high neck with jeweled snap closure and the fact that this chic piece can easily go from day to night.
Totally toggle

Totally toggle

Worried about the cold? Now you don't have to be. You're sure to stay toasty in this simple but stylish Esprit toggle front navy coat with this winter's must-have – faux fur – trimming the cozy hood (overstock.com, $71). We're particularly in love with the oversize pockets for added warmth.
Delicately draped - drape front puffer coat

Delicately draped

Even boho babes need to stay warm and this DKNY drape front puffer coat is the ideal choice for anyone who wants to look good while keeping the chill at bay (dkny.com, $445). Soft with a relaxed fit, we love the loose but flattering fit of this cool coat.

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Wild style

Feel like taking a walk on the wild side? We have some great coats for the girl who wants to get noticed!

Stylish stripes - Tracy Reese coat

Stylish stripes

Winter coats need not be boring. You'll be sure to turn heads in this gray Tracy Reese coat with wide color block stripes in red, blue, burgundy and black (lordandtaylor.com, $395). The get-noticed coat features a stand collar, long, wide sleeves and tab hook closures in front.
Hilary Radley faux fur coat

Fabulous faux fur

Show off your wild side in this gorgeously glam Hilary Radley faux fur coat featuring a rounded, oversize collar, turn back cuffs and sateen lining (bluefly.com, $268). We love the plush feel and luxe look of this eye-catching coat. Perfect for any time, this plush piece is a particularly fashionable choice for evening.
Artfully edgy - Betsey Johnson coat

Artfully edgy

You can count on Betsey Johnson to create a coat that really gets noticed. If you're ready to turn more than a few heads this winter, take a look at this fabulous coat accented with butterfly graphics and faux fur (betseyjohnson.com, $378).

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Modern chic

The modern chic woman needs to look good on the go and isn't afraid to make fashion forward choices.

Asymmetrical elegance - Rachel Zoe asymmetrical wool coat

Asymmetrical elegance

We've developed a serious coat crush on this stylishly structured Rachel Zoe button detail wool coat in on-trend winter white (intermixonline.com, $575). Pretty and posh, this collarless coat features an asymmetrical overlap adorned with black leather buttons and a detachable black leather tie belt.
Subtle sparkle - Alice + Olivia pea coat

Subtle sparkle

Take your cold weather look to the next level with this eye-catching Alice + Olivia pea coat featuring a smattering of sparkly sequins that pop against black tweed (bergdorfgoodman.com, $495). We love the long flared sleeves, swing silhouette and the fact that this piece can easily dress up any winter outfit.
Going green - double breasted coat

Going green

Add a dose of color to your winter wardrobe this year with this gorgeous green double breasted coat (Topshop.com, $150). Elegant yet practical, this stylish coat is modern with a timeless quality we love. The military buttons and grosgrain ribbon tie add to the appeal.

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Classic style

Elegant, simple and sophisticated, if you favor timeless pieces over chasing trends, classic style is for you.

Stylish simplicity

Stylish simplicity

Wear this simple but stylish gray coat with anything and feel good knowing it won't be going out of style any time soon (espritshop.com, $175). The classic cut and color make it a perfect piece of outerwear for many seasons to come and we particularly like the coarse finish of the fabric which gives the coat some added interest.
Chic camel - Steve Madden

Chic camel

Take your winter wardrobe to new heights with this chic Steve Madden coat in a sumptuous shade of camel (modcloth.com, $135). Large black buttons, an elegant high collar and a belted waist add to the classic silhouette and feminine vibe of this stylish coat.
Barneys New York wool blend double breasted coat

Basic black

If sleek and stylish is what you're looking for, consider your search over. You're sure to love this CO-OP Barneys New York metallic speckled, wool blend double breasted coat (barneys.com, $359). The fully lined coat features a fitted silhouette and detachable fur collar.

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Retro look

For anyone who looks to the past for style inspiration, we have some vintage-inspired coats to add to your retro collection.

Lady in red

Lady in red

We were instantly enamored with this bold red coat in a retro silhouette (neimanmarcus.com, $209). The vintage-inspired piece features a rounded neckline right out of the 1960s and a brown leather placket down the front to give it a more modern spin.
Grey glamour

Gray glamour

It's not every day a coat this charming comes along, and when it does, we suggest snapping it up. This cute charcoal gray coat (modcloth.com, $175) features a Peter Pan collar, pleated swing shape and eye-catching cut-out detail at the hem.
Retro ruffles

Retro ruffles

You won't have to worry about winter standing in the way of style when you wear this chic vintage-inspired coat with a ruffle collar (shopruche.com, $92). We love the deep teal hue, feminine details and how great this piece will look with snowy white or bold red accessories.

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Sporty style

Choose fashion and function with this set of cute coats with a stylishly sporty vibe.

Laundry's cozy down filled parka

Cute and quilted

Sometimes the best coats are the ones that boast both fashion and function. Stay warm and toasty in style wearing Laundry's cozy down filled parka with a cinched waist and a removable faux fur collar (macys.com, $130). This practical piece makes a great everyday coat for everything from running errands to chasing kids around a snowy yard.
White shawl collar Buffalo puffer jacket

Puffer jacket

When you're on the go a lot, sometimes a shorter jacket can be better than a longer coat. We love this white shawl collar Buffalo puffer jacket with a quilted, insulated interior and large hood for added warmth (djpremium.com, $135). Cable knit sweater detail on the sleeves and a top front portion add to the overall appeal of this cute coat.
Streamlined style

Streamlined style

When we think of quilted coats, we often think bulky. Not so with this sleek belted Nautica coat that has a much more feminine feel than your average winter warmer (nautical.com, $100). The sophisticated navy coat offers maximum warmth without having to compromise on style.

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