After a Week in *the* Coat Trend of the Season, Trust My Honest Reviews

A few seasons ago, Saint Laurent took coats to a whole new length and fashion people are still talking about it. While most fashion people had been wearing wool coats that grazed our calves for a decades, Saint Laurent suggested floor-sweeping coats in all shapes and sizes. Whether it was a trench coat or a bold shade of berry, suddenly everyone’s eye was on the wool coat. While I love a floor-sweeper, practicality is key and a New York City winter is no friend to long hemlines. To avoid dragging every drop of snow and dirt on the streets, the NYC fashion crowd has settled on owning a broad range of wool coats in many lengths, but upon many failed online orders, I decided to put the best options within this coat trend to the test.

Are wool coats absolutely in? Yes. Are they warm enough for a New York City winter…? Now, that’s highly debatable. Regardless of warmth, I still spent a week in them and was surprised not only at how warm they were but how stylish they looked amongst my wardrobe. Below, find my reviews and thoughts on the coats of the season.

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Cos is one of those brands that every fashion girl just so happens to have in her closet. I remember one day, bopping into the Who What Wear office and asking everyone where they got their coats, a resounding answer was Cos. For this reason, their coats sell out fast so if you’re interested in one, don’t hesitate. Their coats are naturally oversized meaning if you’re looking to wear multiple layers, you should try their offerings. 

While this coat was amazing for layering, I gave it a 3/5 in the warmth category because it doesn't have any sort of lining. It's perfect for less frigid days or when worn with lots of layers.

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This was the most complimented coat that I wore. I had multiple people ask me where I got it from and the answer is Reformation. Reformation is another brand that I know to go-to for elevated staples and yes that of course includes wool coats. 

Most of my coats are to my calves and beyond but having a cropped option in my closet is perfect for a night out but I must warn you that it also means there's less warmth.

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I first saw this wool coat during a fashion week preview and I fell in love at first sight. While looking for a designer coat that actually matches the hefty price tag, I discovered this one and I’ve been wearing it to almost every occasion ever since. The navy color looks cooler than ever when styled with black and every detail on this coat screams luxury. Exquisite buttons, striped lining, and hella warmth.

This coat is perfection but I must note that it is pretty fitted which doesn't leave much room for many layers.

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If you’re looking for a budget friendly option, you’ll want to get lost amongst the shelves at Abercrombie. They have, quite literally, it all and a wool coat for $200 is an amazing deal. This ended up being one of the warmest brands that I tried and I’m telling all of my friends to shop here instead of wherever they were shopping before.

This is the perfect every day coat and got one of the highest ratings so I have nothing bad to say about it.

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The voluminous belted wool coat from & Other Stories caught my eye immediately and it’s the coat that I wish I could buy in multiple colors. It’s quite roomy within, leaving lots of space for layering up. This coat has quickly become my go-to for day to day.