Plus-sized Black woman in pink quilted jacket
Ashley Stewart, women's plus-size, polyester, zip front short puffer coat, stand collar, two welt pockets, drawstring hem;, $63

The temps are dropping fast; you need a coat. We seasoned folks are tempted most of the time to throw style out the window and simply grab the warmest coat in our wardrobe. Well, this year, it’s time to let that old tried-and-true coat gather some dust as you discover that fashion and function can work together.

A nice mix of trendy and classic never hurt anyone, so when you bundle up, you’ll like that reflection in your mirror.

Tam Ware, men’s classic pea coat, wool blend, double breasted front, slanted pockets, notched collar, belted cuffs; Amazon, $65


Mango, women’s classic faux fur leopard coat, unstructured, inner lining, hook fastening, two side pockets;, $169


Patagonia, men’s thigh length parka, waterproof two-layer Gore-Tex lined with a poly-ripstop fabric and insulated with a 700-fill down, all made from recycled materials, toggle-style buttons;, $699



Stella McCartney, women’s zig-zag coat, 100% virgin wool, draped neckline, asymmetric wrap over front, wide cropped sleeves, orange trims, side hem slits; $1,500


Denny & Dora, men’s Military Style Sheepskin coat, Lamb fur shearling material lining, side pockets, classic lapel design; Amazon, $1,399


Diana Ruiming Royalty,  women’s long puffer parka coat with removable faux fur hood, windproof, custom pocket zippers, water resistant; Amazon, $60