“I definitely think anything embellished with fur is still a big trend, whether it's faux or real,” Bratton said.
Just as appealing are sheared faux fur crop jackets that give the look and feel of sable and other luxurious furs. It's more controlled, elegant and chic-looking than many wild and woolly faux furs.
Those styles also hang with leather motorcycle jackets, peacoats, trench coats, tweed crop jackets and sweater and blanket coats, but most have a little edge or spark that makes you want to reach out and try them on.
And surprise. Many of these coats are so lightweight that you won't be tearing them off as soon as you get in a building or in the car. Thanks to improved fabrics and technology, you stay warm and comfortable without the weight.
And let's not forget the two-for-one advantage of many of this year's coats.
“All styles, whether tweed or faux fur, translate very well from day to evening, so you don't have just a daytime or cocktail coat,” Bratton said. “It offers more of a dressed-up feeling. It's not just your basic wool coat.”