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Liberty's Edit of the Best Winter Coats 2023

The Best Winter Coats According to Your Style Tribe

Whether you’re a maximalist, minimalist or love to wear the latest must-have, this guide to the best winter coats has something for you and your distinct dress sense
By: George Elliot

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The Best Winter Coats According to Your Style Tribe

The Best Winter Coats According to Your Style Tribe

Whether you’re a maximalist, minimalist or love to wear the latest must-have, this guide to the best winter coats has something for you and your distinct dress sense

By: George Elliot

If you (like so many) have been itching to wear one of this season’s best winter coats, now’s your chance as outerwear season is finally upon us. But before you go ahead on your quest for a new woollen overcoat or weather-defying trench, ensure you invest in the right one (or two) by asking yourself this: which style tribe do I belong to? Whether you’re a maximalist who wears the boldest of the bold, a less-is-more minimalist or consider yourself to be among the most stylish streetwear(ers), the ideal pick should reflect your distinct dress sense and pair perfectly with the current contents of your wardrobe. That’s where this guide comes in. With a hero piece for every style of fashion follower, let your new coat search start and end here…

The Maximalist

FARM Rio Mixed Leopards Fleece Coat, £270

Is your wardrobe awash with vibrant colours and patterns? When putting together an outfit, do you live by the “more-is-more” mantra? If that’s a yes on both counts then firstly, consider yourself a maximalist and secondly, make space in your coat closet for this Mixed Leopards Fleece Coat by Farm Rio, £270. Made from three panels of plush wool-blend fleece, it comes complete with large notched lapels and a detachable waist belt, helping you wrap up snug in colder climes. But the best bit? Its trio of vivid and contrasting leopard prints which are the epitome of bolder-the-better. Underneath, opt for technicolour jewellery and THE UNIFORM'S Cashmere Little Cardigan, £!95.

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The Minimalist

Joseph Fluid Wool Melange Cornwall Coat, £795

Minimalists sit on the opposite side of the sartorial spectrum, so consider your ultimate winter coat to be subtle and slick, all while playing with silhouette, texture and neutral shades. If you’re among the minimally-minded, let Joseph's Fluid Wool Melange Cornwall Coat, £795 make its way into your shopping bag. Svelte, double-breasted and featuring exaggerated 70s-style peak lapels (a returning trend this season), it’s a classic coat with a contemporary edge. Wear it during the week to instantly upgrade your workwear game or, if you’re heading out-out, take our advice and layer it over Horror Vacui's Vestia Moon Flower Liberty Silk Satin Dress, £680.

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The Hype-Head

Totême Embroidered Scarf Jacket, £720

TikTok has spoken once again: Totême’s Embroidered Scarf Jacket, £720 is officially the It coat of the moment, so if you’re the kind of dedicated follower of fashion that has to be seen wearing the most coveted items, this is the coat to get next. While you can, that is. Crafted from soft wool for a relaxed fit, this comfy pick comes complete with dropped shoulders, wide sleeves and an innovative, scarf-like collar that’ll shield your neck against the briskest of chills. It’s the kind of coat you can easily style with just about anything in your wardrobe, too, but for a Liberty-approved look, slip into a chunky jumper like Ganni's Green Wool Jumper, £265 and AGOLDE's 90s Pinch Waist High-Rise Straight Leg Jeans, £240.

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The Retroist

STAND STUDIO Janice Jacket, £530

If you’re drawn to old-school fashion, be it Nineties nostalgia or dresses with all the frills and flounce from bygone centuries, there’s a coat that’s well worth your consideration: STAND STUDIO'S Janice Jacket, £530. A refreshed take on the glamorous fur coats of yesteryear, it’s relaxed in fit and made from glossy faux fur, offering all the retro charm you usually look for. How to style? Stay on theme by first going for the Bette Bohemia Leopard Dress by RIXO, £295 – a bohemian, vintage-inspired pick. Then adorn your ears with Nissa Kermiche's Gold-Plated Grand Fil d’Argent Earrings, £160, a pair of drops that are just as eye-catching.

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The Streetwear(er)

Marni x Carhartt WIP Yellow Oversized Floral Jacket, £530

Fans of streetwear (think branded hoodies, cargo trousers and must-have trainers) love the thrill of getting their hands on an anticipated collaboration. Enter the Marni x Carhartt WIP Yellow Oversized Floral Jacket, £530. A highlight of the newly launched capsule collection and printed in vivid, larger-than-life flowers, this oversized cotton canvas jacket fuses Carhartt WIP'S signature take on workwear with Marni's playful use of colour. But securing this piece before everyone else is only half the battle; next comes the styling, which is an artform in itself. But so you can jump straight to the good bit, we suggest adding Ganni's Smiley Relaxed T-Shirt, £85 and JW Anderson's Knot Leather Top Handle Bag, £650 to your shopping bag while you’re at it.

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