On the coldest days of the year, nothing will keep you warmer than a good coat, 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 $400 or less. The key is to focus on the fabric percentages. If it’s a wool-blend coat, aim for the composition to be 50 percent wool or more, so you can get the bang for your buck without sacrificing your limbs to the cold.
Whether you want a subtle pattern, a slouchy robelike option, or something with personality, click ahead to shop our favorites.
The Surprise Favorite
When a wool coat costs $200, it’s fair to be skeptical, but if reviews are any indication, this coat is a surprise winner. It has a timeless silhouette that’s perfect to wear for any occasion.
Available in sizes 0 - 18.
The Oversized One
If you like a coat that gives you chic Parisian edge, this is the one for you. Made from 76 percent wool, this is a coat you’ll use for years to come.
Available in sizes XS- L.
The Under-$200 Find
This 37 percent wool-blend coat is a balance of luxury and comfort. It would look just as good with a sheath dress and heels for work as it would with a pair of jeans and sneakers for running weekend errands.
Available in sizes M - XXL.
The Sale Find
If you’re looking for a wool coat in an oversize fit at a decent price, you’ve found it. The Outnet is one of our favorite sites to snag designer pieces for less.
Available in sizes 2-12.
Another Discounted Option
If You Love Camel Coats But Want Something New
Why not try camel’s lighter cousin, beige? Sleek lapels and a dropped shoulder make this one look like it should cost twice as much.
Available in sizes 4XS - 4XL.
If You’re Sick of Black
Do a 180 and opt for a blue coat instead. If you chicken out the last minute, don’t worry, this 100 percent wool coat also comes in camel, ivory, and black.
Available in sizes 00-24.
If All You Want Is a Good Black Coat
Sometimes the simplest coat is the hardest to find, but this one ticks all the requirements: Clean lines, quality fabric, and sharp shoulders for a tailored-looking fit.
Available in sizes XXS - XXL.
If You Love Bold Details
The bright-orange color and the fur trims at the hemlines make this classic oversized 61 percent wool coat a great bold option.
Available in sizes XS - XL.
If You Love Being Cozy
Being cozy can’t also mean looking put-together. This understated fuzzy coat is made from 73 percent wool will make even the oldest sweatpants look great.
Available in sizes 0-12.
Because You’re a J.Crew Fanatic
You know what you like. And it definitely includes this cheerful green coat made from wool and polyamide.
Available in sizes 00 - 24.
The One With Buttons
Made with 47 percent wool, this buttoned coat is ideal if you’re aiming for a preppy look.
Available in sizes XXS – 4XL.
If You’re a Minimalist
You won’t find crazy stitching or flashy buttons here, but you can extend the lapels to keep your neck warm when there’s a breeze.
Available in sizes XS-XL.
If You Love a Dramatic Detail
Made from a blend of wool and polyester, the colorway on this elegant coat will make any outfit more interesting.
Available in sizes XS - XL.
If You Favor Classics
A classic black coat is necessary for every wardrobe. Its slouchy silhouette is also perfect for layering.
Available in sizes 1-3.