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Her Campus’s 20 Favorite Winter Coats

Day by day, we’re creeping closer and closer to snow, hot chocolate, fireplaces, and winter sports. Unfortunately, that light fall jacket you purchased a few months ago isn’t going to keep you warm during those chilly winter days. But don’t worry, we’ll make winter exciting this year! HC has got your back with the 20 best winter coats that will be sure to keep you warm and toasty, not to mention stylish.

Beautiful Bomber The military trend lives on! With its faux fur lining and leather strap details, this bomber-style jacket with a pair of gorgeous aviators will make you the flyest girl on campus. Not to mention, it will protect you from the wintry cold.

Free People, $298

Simple and Sweet– Cold weather doesn’t mean you have to wear a frumpy jacket! This Urban Outfitters jacket is fashionable and trendy with its buttons and details in the back. Wear it with a skirt, a beautiful pair of boots, and a funky pair of tights and you will be fashionably ready for class.

Urban Outfitters, $79

Faux Fur Frenzy– We see Rachel Zoe rocking fur and designers like Derek Lam and Chris Benz featuring bona fide fur in their recent collections. Although fur is in, there’s no pressure to wear the real deal. This faux fur jacket is affordable and will keep you warm during those tough winter days.

Forever 21, $44.80


Belted Beauty– This belted Tulle coat is simple and chic in a nice beige color with large gold buttons. It’s fashionable and warm. What more could a girl want?

Tulle, $98

Oh So Cozy– At first glance, this coat may seem simple, but the fur collar, sleeves, and lining add a little spice to this coat to keep you stylish, warm, and cozy.

Anthropologie, $198

Slick and Shiny- Want a coat that’s going to stand out in the crowd? This slick and shiny American Apparel jacket with its cinched waist and hood will definitely answer your prayers.

American Apparel, $157

Preppy Plaid For the college prepsters out there, this Abercrombie plaid jacket with fur trimming has a laidback look. It will work perfectly with a pair of dark wash jeans and an off-white long sleeved shirt.

Abercrombie, $200

Snow Ready– The North Face is a winter staple for many college girls. However, I wanted to find a ski jacket that wasn’t going to follow that over-worn style. The splatter white and black pattern makes this jacket unique compared to a regular old North Face.

North Face, $229


Leather and Studs Nothing is better than leather and a few studs. You have the option of dressing it down with a pair of jeans and motorcycle boots, or dressing it up with a pair of patent leather heels and a formal dress.

Via Spiga, $125.25

The Winter Trench Ladies, I have good news! The trench isn’t just designated for the fall season. This Elie Tahari trench will keep you as warm as a puffer jacket while still maintaining the classic trench look.

Elie Tahari, $446.25

Perfect Pea Coat Finding the perfect, simple-but-edgy pea coat can be tricky. Help is on the way! Although this Andrew Marc jacket may be a little pricey, I couldn’t be more obsessed with the buttons, sleeve detail, and light grey color that will look good with a hat, scarf, and a pair of mittens.

Andrew Marc, $371.25

Comfy Capella Coat Not a fan of the winter? Are you sick and tired of the same old boring coat? This J.Crew jacket makes entering winter a little bit more exciting with a one-button cape-like silhouette, large pockets, and a beautiful camel color that will go with every outfit.

J.Crew, $248


Desperate For Denim Finding a denim winter coat is very unusual, but with a careful eye I successfully spotted one. I adore this Roxy denim jacket. It’s perfect for your going to class outfits, but also as a night jacket. With the warm inner lining it will definitely keep you warm.

Roxy, $69.50

Add A Little Color Winter days don’t have to be dreary and cold. Add a little bit of color to your wardrobe, like this purple jacket from Delia’s. If you’re not a fan of purple, this coat also comes in green, light blue, navy, and crème.

Delia’s, $69.50

Cozy With Khaki This short bomber jacket may not seem like a layer that will keep you warm during the chilly winter days. On the contrary! This jacket is perfect for college girls who don’t want a long heavy puffer jacket. It’s short and sweet!

Black Poppy, $34.50

2 in 1 Coat This high fashion-looking ASOS jacket has to be one of my favorites on the list.  I love this interesting invention of the 2 in 1 coat: a cropped coat and a longer cape-like coat.

ASOS, $172.40


Perfect Parka A parka is a surefire way to stay toasty during those snowy, cold, and wet days. With its large pockets you can carry anything from a cell phone to a large wallet to a pair of gloves, making this coat very practical.

Sanctuary, $216

Classic Puffer The puffer jacket is one of this year’s trickiest trends to wear. To make this coat more high fashion, belt it! This coat that looks like it’s stuffed with large marshmallows will keep you warm and protect you from the harsh winter conditions.

Banana Republic, $175

Sophisticated And Sweet Looking for a coat that will go perfectly with a formal dress? This Madewell coat is perfect with any dress, a pair of cool tights, and heels. It’s sophisticated and will last you a long time.

Madewell, $268

Princess Coat- Out of all twenty coats, this is my personal favorite. With its fur collar, gold buttons, and defined waist, this coat made me feel like a princess when I tried it on. It does its job keeping you warm and making you feel like the chicest girl on campus.

Marc by Marc Jacobs, $758

Sophie Jasinski is a sophomore English major and Arts and Society minor at Mount Holyoke College. Originally from North Jersey, she spends most of her time in New York City. When Sophie isn’t studying in the library she loves to dance ballet, drink chai lattes, dig through vintage clothes, hang out with friends, and play tennis. Sophie is also a staff writer for the Mount Holyoke News. Last summer, Sophie interned with Donna Karan and hopes to intern for a fashion magazine in New York this summer. Sophie aspires to be the next Anna Wintour. Watch out world!!