Kelly Ripa Wore *This* Chic Coat Style 15 Years Ago. Here's How to Copy Her Look Right Now

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While casually surfing the internet for a new coat, we remembered a chic plaid number Kelly Ripa wore 15 years ago. (Our Ripa knowledge runs deep.) Needless to say, we immediately began searching for something similar.

After all, we loved everything about the glamourous coat, from the classic yet bold red plaid print to the burgundy button and belt buckle details and how it effortlessly elevated any look.

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And luckily, 15 years later, there are tons of new and improved versions of it for every kind of style and every kind of budget. In other words, it looks like we just found our new coat for the season, and we have the actress and talk show host to thank for that. Here are five plaid coats that are as chic, if not chicer, as the one Ripa wore ages ago.

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1. A New Day Women's Relaxed Fit Top Overcoat

This brown and pink plaid coat gives is so sophisticated. The fabric is soft and stretchy, so you can move in it without feeling confined. And since it's neutral-colored and hits below the knee, you can wear it with almost anything, from turtle necks and jeans to sweater dresses.

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2. Bernardo Plaid Double Breasted Wool Blend Coat

The green plaid print is super eye-catching, and the wool texture makes this piece even more stylish. Basically, you'll turn heads in this coat.

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3. Belrose Shirt-jacket In Maran Plaid

In case you haven't caught on to this, plaid shirt jackets (shackets) are all the rage right now. This one is made of fuzzy brushed bouclé, so it has a very vintage feel. Plus, it has an oversize fit for when you want to bury yourself in your clothes but still look cute. (BTW, you can score 30 percent off when you use promo code 'GOSPREE' at checkout.)

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4. Max Mara Plaid Wrap Jacket

If you're looking for an effortless option, consider this plaid wrap style. It ties in the front so you can control how tight or loose it fits, but either way, you'll have tons of bomb movement.

apparis plaid coat
Saks Fifth Avenue

5. Apparis Josh Plaid Faux Wool Puffer

Who knew a puffer coat could look so elegant? This one passes the cozy test with flying colors, especially thanks to the stand collar that can be zipped all the way up to your ears.