The candy colored coat trend on this season’s runways was definitely a standout trend, and one that I firmly stand behind! During the dark, dreary days of winter, there is nothing more refreshing that unexpected bursts of colors and with these new styles, you get to be the transmitter of such joy to the world.
Coats in general are definitely worthy investments for winter because they basically serve as our daily ensembles. As Kate Middleton, or rather, Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge, demonstrates time and time again, a good coat (or dozens of them, in her case) is a wardrobe essentials that can create a sleek, polished, sophisticated style like nothing else.
In addition to being on-trend, bringing a bright coat into your wardrobe can lift your mood and make you more attractive to others. The link between color and mood has been tested and proven time and time again, it’s why actors go into a green room before an appearance and the reason doctors where pale blue scrubs (both green and blue are known to be calming shades). Then there are intense shades like red and orange which can make you feel bold, confident and incredibly sexy. Anyone who has ever experimented with bold colors has undoubtedly experienced this phenomenon for themselves.
Whether your wardrobe is bursting with color or crammed with dreary shades to match the weather outside, a bright coat is definitely a worthy investment that will make a welcome addition to any wardrobe.
Nanette Lepore Napa Valley Coat, $498. A touch of ruffle gives this fun style a dose of flirty femininity. bop
BB Dakota Melton Coat, $120. A classic military-inspired style in an unexpected shade.
Milly Avignon Coat, $675. A tour de force style that is a regal as it is sexy.
Kenneth Cole New York Hooded Buckle Tab Coat, $129. From the buckles to the belt to the shade, I love everything about this style.
Paul & Joe Double Breasted Wool Coat, $805. I could easily see this one on the Queen of Coats herself, Kate Middleton.
Love Moschino Jacquard Coat, $368. Classic and simple with a bit of an unexpected twist.
French Connection Lark Pleated Coat, $170. Its unique shape and couture-like tailoring make this piece a timeless investment.
Cooperative Toggle Coat, $129. Toggles, electric blue and a hood? Just call this the coolest coat on the block!
ASOS Fit and Flare Coat, $129. A gorgeous shade and shape at an affordable price, what more can you ask for?
Marni Ribbed Wool Coat, $1,260; NOW: $504. A Parisian-chic style with a sweet, yet feisty side.