by Jennifer Smith August 06, 2018 4 min read

People who’re fashion forward know that they have to start prepping for winter 2018 and that’s precisely what’s happening this fall. If you want to up your game and step out of the house looking like a diva, you have to invest in pieces that are comfortable to wear and exude style. Fortunately, there’s no need for you to spend thousands of dollars to achieve that look.

Among the many fabulous trends hitting the runway this fall is the long leather coat. Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen, and many others featured these coats were featured as the ‘it’ clothing item you need in your wardrobe this year.

While trench coats have always been a necessity no man or woman can do without, luxe leather jackets and others have claimed their rightful place in the world too. Today, you can see both the sexes trotting around in a wide range of these coats because they’re convenient, affordable, and chic - all at the same time.

Long leather jackets and coats have a timeless elegance and glam to them that will never go out of fashion. So, if you’ve still not invested in a long leather jacket this season, it’s time you do so because this trend isn’t going anywhere.

Here are a couple of reasons why everyone’s going gaga over this trend this fall.

It’s perfect for layering

Do you face the perpetual dilemma of how to put outfits together? Then the long leather jacket will be just what you need.

It doesn’t matter if you have a thing for slouchy or fitted coats because these jackets are ideal when you want to keep warm and look like a goddess all at the same time.  

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The look featured above is perfect as an office attire and will make a statement when you step into the room. The mustard cardigan and long burgundy coat look like a match made in heaven, and it all comes together with black skinny jeans and leopards.

Mix and match your pieces for essential winter layering, and you’re sure to hit a winner combination in no time.

It looks expensive

The trench coat’s history dates back to the 1850s. Though these coats were a simple clothing item meant to keep you warm and safe from the rain, they’re anything but dull and boring now.

Both long jackets and coats have been reinvented to suit the needs of the modern man and woman. So, while the essence of the actual piece is already there, these coats are meant to look a lot more expensive.

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In the image above, Blake Lively proves that you don’t have to go overboard to make a Burberry trench coat pop. Instead, she has styled herself in an all-white outfit that doesn’t just make a statement but looks uber chic too. Paired with a black tote bag and bang-on heels, she looks like a million bucks.

It lets you have fun

If you have been keeping yourself abreast with the fashion world, then you know that the runway was all about vintage and glam and the minimalistic look.

Contrary to common belief, long jackets can make even the dullest outfits come to life. A trendy and colorful coat will make your entire outfit pop.

Whether you are in love with a super long hemline or have your heart set on a wrapped-up look, all that matters is that the look should be coherent.

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Both Katie Holmes and Kate Middleton look like aristocrats in the images above. Their plaid coats are statement pieces with just the right amount of color to make them look sophisticated.

When using such coats, be careful not to over-accessorize because the natural patterns of the jacket already have a lot going on.

It’s available in varying designs

One of the greatest things about long coats is that you can never run out of options. With military, funky, feminine, long, midi, and many more hitting the stores, you can easily find something to your liking. While these aren’t the only ones available, the following list features some of the most popular long coat designs of 2018.

The 70s: If you’ve always wanted to feel like a 70’s actress with details like large buttons and color fur insets, the 70s coat style is just what you need. These velvet and checked jackets with lapels will make you look like a diva effortlessly.

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The luxe fur coat: This particular fur coat makes you look like royalty no matter what you’re wearing underneath. Pair it with a few accessories such as sunglasses and stilettoes, and you’ll turn heads where ever you go.

The oversized coat: Celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Rihanna, Hailey Baldwin, and Jennifer Lopez have all rocked great oversized jackets. Throw this essential over literally any outfit, and you’re bound to look like you just attended a fashion show.

What’s all the fuss about?

Long leather jackets and coats have always been a favorite for celebrities. But now it’s time for you to use these coats to amp up your look.

There are many reasons why these jackets are a trend in fall 2018 and why they’ll continue to dominate the runway in winter as well.

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