What you wear says a lot about you, from where you're going and what you're doing to who might be blasting in your headphones. Your winter coat-of-choice is no exception to this rule, especially when it's the first thing people see while you're out and about in this Winter Wonderland. Will you take after Miley in an all-eyes-on-me shaggy coat, or play up that model-off-duty look à la Cara Delevingne in a form-fitting leather jacket? Read on to see what your coat says about you!
Style: Military Coat
Outfit: A preppy, oft-nautical option, this coat looks perfect over a sophisticated sundress, colored tights and lace-up boots.
Tune: "All My Loving" – The Beatles
Celeb Spokesperson: Emma Watson
What It Says: A polished look will always win in your book, and outfits that err on the side of prep are your go-to when the temperatures start to drop. Whether off to the local theater to take in a play or out to dinner with friends uptown, your military coat is the perfect partner for an evening of cultural refinement.
Style: Leather Jacket
Outfit: Layer it over a soft, well-worn band shirt, black skinny jeans and comfy kicks. Beanie recommended.
Tune: "I Hate Myself for Loving Your" – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Celeb Spokesperson: Cara Delevingne
What It Says: You're not fussy about your outfits, but you know what looks good. You nailed cool-girl style years ago, and you've got the staple, fits-you-perfectly jacket to prove it. Your leather layer instantly upgrades any look you pair it with, but you're usually throwing it over that lived-in concert T-shirt from last summer before dashing off to a show.
H M short sleeve top, $19 / JDY ripped skinny jeans, $27 / Adidas shoes / Betsey Johnson white handbag
Style: Shearling Coat
Outfit: Paired with a '70s-style striped T-shirt, a set of faded rock 'n' roll cords and your best beat-up pair of moto boots
Tune: "California Dreamin'" – The Mamas And The Papas
Celeb Spokesperson: Harry Styles
What It Says: A shearling coat is the laidback dresser's answer to the fitted leather jacket. Just as cool but with a greater emphasis on comfort, the street-smart look shows you're in touch with fashion's past but are well aware that this coat (and you in it) will look good for many seasons to come.
Jane Norman long sleeve sweater, $45 / Beige coat, $56 / River Island corduroy pants / Forever 21 short boots / Glamorous fringe purse, $40
Style: Satin Bomber Jacket
Outfit: Body-skimming leggings, moto boots and a matching streamlined baseball hat.
Tune: "I Am a God" – Kanye West
Celeb Spokesperson: Kylie Jenner
What It Says: You're glam above all else, but you hit that style sweet spot at the intersection between laidback dressing and luxe sportswear. Your chameleon-esque look is always unexpected, but wearing the latest and looking the greatest is a constant.
Black t shirt / Topshop green jacket, $82 / High-waisted jeans, $34 / Black shoes, $21 / Leather purse / Quay cat eye sunglasses, $40 / Abercrombie Fitch baseball hat
Style: Shaggy Coat
Outfit: Overalls, bodycon dresses, boyfriend jeans, miniskirts — all bets are off when your textured game is this strong!
Tune: "Hello" – Adele
Galaxy print dress / Purple coat / Keds polka dot shoes / Chain purse, $28
Celeb Spokesperson: Miley Cyrus
What It Says: A shag coat is the ultimate outer layer because of its versatility. Whether you're feeling like a glamorous '80s rocker or an elegant, sepia-toned songstress calling from a phone booth, the shaggy coat is the on-point piece for statement dressing in the cold. Bonus points: The shaggy coat always earns major style points without sacrificing warmth.