Coat season is officially here, and if a puffer jacket is too sporty, or this season’s wool wrap coat too minimalistic, there’s sure to be a shearling coat to suit your cold-weather style needs. Shearling coats have been a winter wardrobe staple since, well, forever, and these cozy coats are as cool as they come. They’re sturdy and durable, which makes them as practical as winter parkas, while their timeless look suits all styles and ensures they will hold their own no matter what the current seasonal trends may be. Plus, their reputation for timeless style makes them the perfect investment piece—an important fact to consider at a time when shopping for items that you can love and own for years, and perhaps even pass down one day, has never been more important. Better yet, investing in a shearling coat doesn’t have to cost a month’s rent—here, 24 shearling coats and jackets to buy now and bundle up in forever, all for $500 or less.
Better With Age
Timeless silhouettes like the aviator or biker jacket are the perfect starter for a shearling coat investment. Bundle up in a classic brown or black version this winter and for many more to come: These are styles that will only look better with time. Even Kim Kardashian West was spotted wearing one last week in New York.
$349.00, PIXIE MARKET
Two for the Price of One
What’s a better investment than a coat you can wear two different ways? These reversible jackets are the heavyweight champs of shearling coats. Wear them with their shearling lining exposed, or switch it up for a teddy-jacket look.
$595.00, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
Trench coat enthusiasts rejoice—this classic style gets a cold-weather update in the form of shearling-lined beauties. Buckle up in one this season for a sleek take on the sherpa jacket.
For a lighter jacket that still brings the heat, shearling-lined or trimmed truckers are the perfect balance of casual and comfortable, and warm enough for the winter months.
$995.00, THE OUTNET
$396.00, THE OUTNET
For the ultimate warmth, snuggle up in a teddy coat this season. Their elongated hem will keep your legs warm too, while their oversize fit makes layering sweaters underneath easier and more comfortable than ever.
$375.00, MODA OPERNADI
$398.00, Club Monaco
From shiny patents to blushed suedes, these boxy zip-ups are the ultimate shearling jackets for the urban jungle—a modern take on the cozy staple that looks good with everything from jeans and boots to warm winter dresses.
$149.00, & OTHER STORIES
$495.00, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
$850.00, THE OUTNET
Originally Appeared on Vogue