Few things are as honestly “essential” as a coat. A silk blouse? Not essential. Wide-leg trousers? No. A statement choker? Definitely not. But if you live in a place that gets even remotely cold, you need outerwear.
And it doesn’t get much more practical than a wool coat. Depending on the composition, they can be quite warm; they’re suitable for both work and the weekend; and they don’t cost nearly as much as some other fabrics, like down. Above and below, ten of the best this season in a range of colors and styles, all ordered by price.
Uniqlo Wool Cashmere Chester Coat, $129.90
Zara Sky Blue Coat, $169
Gap Wool Blend Car Coat, $228
Lands End Wool Car Coat, $238
Horses Italian Wool Herringbone Duster Coat, $595
M.I.H. Richards Double-Breasted Wool-Blend Coat, $695
Harris Wharf London Belted Wool-Felt Coat, $755
Carven Felted Wool Oversize Coat, $790
Theory Oaklane Wool and Cashmere-Blend Trench Coat, $795