Perhaps the only redeeming quality of the extremely cold, winter weather, is that we can layer on the cute clothes. But sometimes, cute and warm aren't overlapping qualities. And as someone who is only used to seeing snow once every other year, the fact that nights are already below freezing (and it's still technically fall!) is a confusing and unbearable thought. Those cute jackets without the extra insulation just won't cut it anymore. But I've rounded up seven that will. Whether you love your parkas or your pea coats, here are some of the warmest jackets to battle the early-onset (but hopefully not long) winter.
For the Outdoorsy
This parka is wind and water resistant on the outside, while being fully lined and padded on the inside (even in the hood!). Made specifically for those who enjoy the outdoors even in the coldest of temperatures, this jacket will keep you warm even when winter brings its worst.
Fjallraven Greenland Winter Parker W, $400, fjallraven.us
For the Sophisticated
This Italian lambswool coat is insulated with Thinsulate for warmth without the extra bulkiness. The long length will help keep even your legs warm when the weather gets brutal.
L.L.Bean Classic Lambswool Polo Coat Long, $249, llbean.com
For the Tough
If you love the biker-chick look, try this faux-leather number with sherpa lining. Because it’s easy to look tough when you’re warm as hell.
Nasty Gal Desert Rider Sherpa Moto Jacket, $148, nastygal.com
For the Sporty
This jacket is insulated with 550 fill goose down for optimal warmth. The high collar and elastic-bound cuffs help make sure you can keep all your warmth for yourself.
The North Face Aconcagua Jacket, $160, thenorthface.com
For the High-Fashioned
This extra-long, wool-blend, houndstooth coat will keep you warm — all of you. And it will go with anything.
H&M Wool-Blend Coat, $199, hm.com
For the Playful
Cute meets cozy in this mustang-adorned wrap jacket. You won’t even need a scarf with this one — the collar can be buttoned up around the neck. Between that and the heavier material, you’ll be sittin’ pretty and warm.
Anthropologie Mustang Wrap Jacket, $266, anthropologie.com
For the Luxe
Luxury meets warmth with this faux-fur number. The longer, streamlined cut makes this coat sleek while still being cozy.
Express Faux Fur Collarless Long Coat, $298, express.com