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5 Coat Trends Taking Over Instagram This Winter

As we take our pandemic uniform — matching sweatsuits, tie-dye, Nap Dresses, and more — firmly into 2021, outerwear is getting a seasonal makeover, with a number of new winter coat trends taking over Instagram’s fashion feeds.

While monochrome, minimal dressing has been trending for the past year, coats and jackets are anything but classic in 2021, with printed, can’t-miss styles dominating this cold-weather dressing season. Textured quilted and leather-like fabrics are also getting more popular with shoppers looking to upgrade their outerwear without making too much of a style statement. And, as the pandemic’s hold continues, prompting many to spend more time outdoors in the winter, designers are responding with longer and more winter-proof silhouettes that are as fashion-forward as they are practical.

Ahead, five coat trends that will be everywhere this winter season.

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Checkerboard Print Jacket

Blame it on Queen’s Gambit and our newly reinvigorated obsession with chess, but this mod fashion trend is back. While the Stand Studio Nino faux fur coat, the style that has been all over Instagram (pictured here), is currently mostly sold out — at the time of publishing, Bergdorf Goodman has one size left— there are other outerwear iterations of the trend.

If a full-length, faux fur checkerboard coat is too much of a style commitment for you, the print also comes in more casual fleece and short jacket options.

Stand Studio Marcella Jacket, $, available at Lisa Says Gah

Current Mood Checkered Faux Fur Coat, $, available at Dolls Kill

Kule The Checkered Puffer, $, available at Shopbop

Vans Embers Jacket, $, available at Vans

Printed Puffer

The biggest outerwear winter trend, the printed puffer, is also one of the most fun.  With prints ranging from floral to tropical and animal, these jackets instantly add a statement — not to mention warmth — to any cold-weather look.

Puffers from Farm Rio (pictured here) — an abashedly happy and print-heavy brand from Brazil — are especially beloved by Instagram’s most stylish. Styles from the much-anticipated The North Face x Gucci collaboration will likely pop up on street style’s finest in the next month, too.

Farm Rio Mixed Macaw Puffer Jacket, $, available at Shopbop

Gap Upcycled Lightweight Puffer Jacket, $, available at Gap

Coldesina Nylon Puffer With Hood, $, available at CoEdition

Tory Burch Down Reversible Printed Puffer Jacket, $, available at Saks Fifth Avenue

Shearling Coat

The warmest coat on this list, shearling options now come in vegan and affordable styles. This season, the ever-popular shearling biker jacket silhouette has been traded in for a longer, knee-length hemline. Bonus if you can find one with oversized statement pockets, like the popular Stand Studio Aubrey faux patent shearling coat, of which Nordstrom currently has a few sizes left.

ASOS DESIGN Curve Shearling Parka, $, available at ASOS

Stand Studio Adele Coat, $, available at Bandier

Frontrow Reversible Eco Coat, $, available at W Concept

Whistles Ultimate Faux Shearling Biker Coat, $, available at Bloomingdale’s

Quilted Coat

Quilted jackets have also gotten longer and baggier this season (to fit all the bundling we’re doing underneath). Danish export Ganni’s Recycled Ripstop Quilted Coat (pictured here), in particular, made internet rounds thanks to its matching detachable collar (sold separately and currently sold out) — another one of fall and winter’s big trends — and dress-like silhouette.

For colder temperatures, choose a quilted coat with some down fill.

Ganni Recycled Ripstop Quilt Coat, $, available at Ganni

COS Mid-Length Reversible Quilted Padded Jacket, $, available at COS

Zara Down Puffer Coat, $, available at Zara

H&M Quilted Jacket, $, available at H&M

Leather Trench Coat

Thanks to celebrities like Katie Holmes and Zendaya, classic tan trench coats have gotten a winter upgrade. Instead of opting for a black leather trench a la Matrix, try one in an unexpected color, like a yellow, burgundy, or blue, that could transition well into spring, or one featuring interesting detailing.

Mango Leather-Effect Trench Coat, $, available at Mango

BLANKNYC Sonya Faux Leather Trench Coat, $, available at Anthropologie

Apparis Lucia Faux Leather Trench Coat, $, available at Bloomingdale’s

New York & Company Faux Leather Flyaway Trenchcoat, $, available at New York & Company

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