New Year's Eve is the one night of the year where you're encouraged to throw caution to the wind and don your most outrageous, glamorous outfit. But, while we're all for slinky slip dresses and metallic mini skirts, the cold weather presents its obvious sartorial challenges. Coupled with the fact that we're not exactly looking to shell out for an expensive piece right after the indulgent holiday season, we'd argue that a stylish yet affordable coat is a NYE essential.
With both style and practicality in mind, we've rounded up the best affordable and chic New Year's Eve coats on the internet. Whether you're looking to stay warm throughout the night or simply layer a festive piece over your going out outfit, we've found the perfect coat to complete your New Year's ensemble. Ranging from $60 to $395, find 15 budget-friendly New Year's Eve coats that look surprisingly expensive below.
This list wouldn't be complete without the style of the season: the trench coat. While the term may conjure up a Matrix-esque mental image for some, the look has come a long way since the 1990s. The latest iterations don't skimp on versatility—trenches now come in every print, material, and length imaginable. Your search for a wild print, a vinyl number, or a style with pockets ends here.
Mango Leather Trench With Pockets ($250)
Meet the affordable New Year's Eve coat that you'll wear all season long.
Blank Denim Anaconduh Coat ($148)
The perfect vibrant topper to an all-black New Year's Eve outfit.
The Frankie Shop Ilenia Belted Vinyl Jacket ($260)
Cinch this oxblood number at the waist and pair with a midi skirt and boots.
Who What Wear for Target Long Sleeve Front Button-Down Jacket ($60)
What's New Year's Eve without a vinyl trench?
MUNTHE Handsome checked vinyl trench coat ($395)
A vinyl sheen combined with a classic checked print makes for a slightly elevated essential.
There's nothing quite as luxurious as a fur coat, and this season's faux fur counterparts offer the same opulence at a fraction of the price. Not only are these coats the perfect topper to a New Year's Eve-worthy look, they'll actually keep you warm throughout the night. Shop our affordable and stylish faux fur picks below.
Apparis Margot Faux Fur Coat ($320)
In 2019, you can't go wrong with faux fur in an animal print.
Reformation Hampton Coat ($248)
Leave it to Reformation to nail this season's collared faux fur style.
Urban Outfitters Glam Faux-Fur Trim Coat ($199)
We love a Saks Potts-inspired look at a fraction of the price.
& Other Stories Oversized Shaggy Faux Fur Coat ($219)
Pair this shaggy style with a silky slip dress and you've officially nailed New Year's Eve.
Who What Wear for Target Long Sleeve Sherpa Trim Jacket ($65)
You can't go wrong with this Who What Wear office favorite.
Nothing says chic like a well-tailored blazer. A hallmark of a timeless, well-appointed wardrobe, the blazer is a 2019 staple, thanks to the suiting trend that's taken the fashion world by storm. Layer this refined topper over your flashy New Year's Eve ensemble for a touch of sophistication and polish. Shop our chic-yet-inexpensive favorites below.
H&M Brown Patterned Blazer ($80)
Reformation Veda Bowery Leather Blazer ($348)
This is high on our wish list for New Year's Eve and beyond.
ASOS Leather Suit Blazer ($87)
Power suiting: New Year's Eve edition.
H&M+ Jacquard-Weave Blazer ($50)
Opt for a satin option to add a touch of luxury to your look.
BB Dakota Belted Blazer ($118)
Pair this cinched piece with leather trousers or a skirt and tights.
Cropped Biker Jackets
A biker jacket is a staple in any fashion girl's closet, and now this essential come in every print, color, and cut imaginable. Not only does a biker jacket effortlessly elevate a simple t-shirt and jeans, it also adds the perfect edgy touch to an otherwise elegant New Year's Eve ensemble. Drape it over a silk slip dress or pair it with disco-inspired metallic pants to balance out your look.
Zara Leather Biker Jacket ($169)
Leave it to Zara to design an incredibly affordable real leather jacket.
Mango Snake Biker Jacket ($80)
We've already added this snakeskin Mango number to our carts
Kendall + Kylie Bianca Jacket ($129)
Spice up an all-black outfit with this textured ruby jacket.
Blank Denim Essentials Moto Jacket ($98)
This classic biker jacket goes with everything.
Mango Red Leather Biker Jacket ($200)
It's New Year's Eve—wear the red leather biker jacket.
Next, check out the winter outfits to wear when you're bored with your clothes.
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