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I usually get eye rolls when I bring up astrology. And I get it; I’m not here to convince you that planetary placements determine human affairs.
But when my horoscope reads me for filth weekly — and I find out astrology predicted the events of 2020 nearly exactly as they would unfold — it’s hard for me to deny that there might be some correlation with the cosmos and what goes on here earthside.
So, based on my rudimentary understanding of astrology, allow me to look to the stars and predict which kind of affordable, under-$300 coat style you’ll love most for 2021. You can roll your eyes at me now or later — but at least check out what I picked for you first! (And FWIW, the below applies to your sun sign, but you may relate to your moon, rising or Venus sign more.)
Aries (March 21–April 19)
Shop: Apparis Goldie Coat, $230
As the first sign in the zodiac, you’re an innate leader and never afraid to stand out from the crowd. (Sometimes that’s not always a good thing — I know from personal experience as an Aries — but alas.) Either way, if there’s any sign that’s bold enough to pull off a hot-pink, faux-fur hooded jacket, it’s definitely us. *Adds to cart.*
Taurus (April 20–May 20)
Shop: BB Dakota Quilt for Speed Coat, $119
You are, deservedly, known as one of the most pragmatic and down-to-earth signs in the zodiac. Rather than something impractical, you’ll appreciate a durable essential you’ll wear again and again. Quilted coats are one of the hottest trends of the season — but more importantly, they’re comfortable, classic and versatile.
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
Shop: BCBGeneration Colorblock Teddy Coat, $160.98 (orig. $228)
Geminis are known for being multifaceted — your symbol is “twins,” after all. A color-block teddy coat feels perfect for you: The quirky design fits your playful, fun aesthetic, and the comfy silhouette will keep you cozy and warm all season long, which you know — as a super-smart air sign — is absolutely imperative.
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
Shop: Blank NYC Faux Sherpa Belted Coat, $86.25
You have a rap for being a big softie, which is something you might resent. But the real reason an ultra-snuggly teddy coat is perfect for you is that Cancers covet feeling secure, comfortable and protective of their space and possessions — and a cozy cocoon-like this one will be your new “safe” space.
Leo (July 23–August 22)
Shop: Show Me Your Mumu Stay Warm Jacket, $238
Ah, Leo. You likely already know your title of “attention seeker” of the zodiac, which isn’t really fair. You’re just comfortable being yourself in front of a crowd — which is a good thing! (Signed, a fellow “attention-seeking” fire sign.) A cinched coat with faux-fur and feather trim will have all eyes on you. Don’t act like that doesn’t sound fun.
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
Shop: Line & Dot Linda Fringe Coat, $189
As a Virgo, you don’t like to overcomplicate things. You’re a no-nonsense straight shooter when it comes to clothes. A simple, camel wool coat will be the perfect wear-everywhere layer you won’t have to think about — and the fun fringe details tap into your cool, laidback side, too. Yeehaw.
Libra (September 23–October 22)
Shop: Universal Standard Kanda Puffer, $88 (Orig. $248)
You’re a firm believer in attracting what you want in life — and as an alluring Libra, you’re used to getting compliments on your style and vibes. (No need to be humble here.) You’ll love something edgy, fresh and unique, like an asymmetrical, on-trend puffer.
Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
Shop: Max Studio Faux Leather Double-Breasted Belted Trench Coat, $79.97 (Orig. $248)
Okay, so it may feel a little cliché picking a black faux-leather trench coat for the Scorpios. But can you blame me? You’re often intense, sometimes-dramatic and not afraid to take fashion risks. The coolest coat silhouette of the season is just so you.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
Shop: Reformation Ainslie Jacket, $268
You famously never take yourself too seriously — but a grown-up, “serious” coat could be just what you need in the new year to take on 2021. This Reformation style feels classic but fresh in on-trend plaid. (Aka, the print you’ll be seeing everywhere this season.)
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
Shop: Mango Woolen Coat With Belt, $139.99 (Orig. $229)
Capricorns are the sophisticate of the zodiac, and I’m not afraid to admit it. As a Capricorn, you’re likely on top of the trends, go crazy for minimalism and generally have a refined, enviable palate. The “dad coat” look is perfect for you — chic, effortless and cool.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
Shop: Levi’s Sherpa Bomber Jacket, $138
Always known for being eclectic and offbeat with your sense of style, you never like to label yourself. A funky, cozy throwback fleece is a quintessential Aquarius statement piece: bold, colorful and — most importantly — extra, extra comfortable.
Pisces (February 19–March 20)
Shop: Farm Rio Cosmic Floral Puffer, $295
Ah, the resident artiste of the zodiac. You have an innate sense of style and an eye for aesthetics — hello, fellow Pisces, Rihanna! — so something bold and vibrant feels totally on-brand for you. Try a mixed-print, floral puffer from cool-girl brand Farm Rio.
If you enjoyed this article, check out Sophie Ross’ rundown of the 7 winter coat trends that you’ll see in 2021!
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