Has anyone else been in denial that coat season has arrived? The yo-yoing temperatures have hardly helped (sandals one day, knee-high boots the next), but there’s no doubt we’re now in the throes of fall. Both my mind and my inbox say it’s time to get my fall coat game into gear—stat. To get started, this week I headed to some of my favorite retailers—Zara, H&M, and Bloomingdales—to seek out some chic coats to get me through the crisp season and into winter.
Fall lends itself beautifully to sumptuous beige, brown, and neutral hues, but I’m also gravitating to trending pops of color (a fuchsia pink Zara overcoat undeniably stopped me in my tracks). I tried on 21 coats, but these 11 made the final cut. From this season’s trending quilted jackets to capes and trenches, scroll below to get you inspired for jacket and coat season ahead.