Temperatures are dropping all over this great nation of ours, but just because you need to start bundling up doesn't mean you can't be the fiercest gal in town at the same time. New York host Jessica Stam is back with six of the hottest (and most budget-friendly) coats for winter. From the practical-yet-unexpected toggle coat to the extravagant faux fur jacket of your dreams, The Thread has the best picks of the season!
Toggle coat, Calvin Klein, $178 - For the preppy-yet-practical girl, it's classic, cozy, and versatile. Take the collegiate look to the next level in textured tights and a plaid scarf.
Oversized boxy, H&M, $99 - Back from the '80s, these boxy, oversized jackets are a blast from the past and look great paired with sneakers and a fun, sequined sweater.
Cinched puffer, Guess, $158 - No doubt the warmest of the bunch, this coat provides protection from the elements while remaining flattering. Try it with patterned pants and sleek black boots.
Patent trench, Via Spiga, $168 - It's a playful spin on the classic trench. With the patent leather update, this silhouette looks best with a turtleneck dress and sky-high booties.
Standout sleeve, Zara, $199 - A favorite among bloggers and fashion editors, the embellished sleeve--in leather, prints or studs--lends personality to your outwear look. Try it with distressed denim and cap-toed heels.
Faux fur, Sam Edelman, $200 - If fur is your thing (well, faux fur), you can stay warm and snuggly in a collarless, A-line coat. Pair with a oxblood, lace strapless dress, sheer tights, and opera-length leather gloves for a can't-be-beat evening outfit.