On the coldest days of the year, nothing will keep you warmer than a good down puffer, but extra-cozy outerwear sometimes comes off as schlumpy. That’s where a classic wool coat comes in. It’s the smart basic that you can throw over any work outfit. But if yours is starting to look a little worse for the wear, or you’re just in the mood for a new version, there are plenty of options for $250 or less. Whether you want a subtle pattern, a slouchy menswear-inspired option, or a something with personality, click ahead to shop our favorites.
The Surprise Favorite
When a wool coat costs a mere $65, one’s expectations can only be so high. But if reviews are any indication, this coat is a surprise winner for its flattering fit and shape. We also aren’t mad it can arrive at your door next day thanks to Prime shipping.
Available in sizes XS–XXL.
If You Love Bold Details
The Under-$100 Find
If You Want to Stand Out
The One That Looks Vintage
If You Love Being Cozy
Until wearing a snuggly ivory throw in public becomes socially acceptable, this coat is the next best thing.
Available in sizes US 2–14.
The Sale Find
If you’re looking for an amazing wool coat at a decent price, sales are your best friend. It seems like no-brainer, but styles from previous seasons are ripe for the picking this time of year at major discounts. We also love that this coat is available in a wide range of sizes, up to a 24. Good thing plaid never goes out of style!
Available in sizes XS–3X.
Because You’re A J.Crew Fanatic
If You’re a Minimalist
The Festive Option
If You’re Sick of Black
If You Want to Be Slightly Trendy
The subtle brown-and-black plaid is another way to wear a menswear-inspired jacket.
Available in sizes XS–L.
The Elegant, Formal Coat
A fancy outfit deserves a beautiful coat to match. This one cinches at the waist for an exaggerated hourglass shape that looks expensive. You can also use it to re-create this great runway look from this season’s runway.
Available in sizes US 0-12.
If You Favor Sleek Lines
If You Love Camel Coats
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