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Don’t shoot the messenger, but…winter is coming. Thankfully, that phrase has its perks. Namely, the excuse to buy a fresh new topper.

Take a look at these five coat trends (shearling-trimmed suede, swoon), then click over to see our shopping picks, including some seriously budget-friendly options that will leave you with a little extra cash for those knockout ankle booties.

The Cloak

The Cloak

Somewhat of a cape-meets-poncho hybrid, the versatile cloak is great for layering. For lingering fall temps, sport the cloak with a T-shirt and jeans, then once the weather turns downright chilly, team it with a chunky sweater so it acts as a personal cocoon. The version above from Chloé is more of a structured coat, but you can also pull off this look with more a transitional, lightweight style.

Get the look: Miss Selfridge ($114), Mango ($150), Zara ($189)


The Shearling Bomber

Bringing a spirited ?70s feel, the shearling bomber is winter?s trendiest cover. Featured on the fall ?15 runways from Michael Kors to Lanvin, the fuzzy shearling fabric appeared in a variety of ways (vests, car coats, even on dresses) but the simplicity and tomboy appeal of the bomber makes it our favorite.

Get the look: Forever 21 ($60), Joe Fresh ($90), MinkPink ($139)


The Wrap (or Robe)

It’s not exactly new, but it’s not going anywhere either. Like your actual bathrobe, the wrap coat has a loose silhouette and is often (but not always) cinched with a belt of the same fabric. In other words, it’s so comfortable you’ll feel like you’re cheating. Word to the wise: This style looks best with heeled boots or booties. (Flats tend to make it seem like you actually just rolled out of bed.)

Get the look: Express ($228), Mango ($230), Vince Camuto ($275)

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The Duster

Named it's long and lean shape, a duster is a menswear-inspired coat that usually has deep pockets and buttons down the center (although it’s also popular in double-breasted styles, like the one featured above). You’ll want to wear this coat with everything you own, from flared jeans to your holiday frocks.

Get the look: The Fifth Label ($143), Topshop ($170), Banana Republic ($298)

The Pattern Coat

The Patterned Statement

Who ever said a winter coat has to blend in? Take it from us and sport a graphic print like this version from Paul Smith. The look is best suited to people who tend to shy away from color in their daily outfits so the pattern of the coat doesn?t clash with the clothes.

Get the look: H&M ($149), BB Dakota ($160), Madewell ($280)

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