Do you need tips on how to wear bright colored coats in winter? Check out these many creative ideas on adding a pop of color to your winter outfits.
Yesterday we went to a plateau about an hour drive from our city to show this magnificent tourist spot to our guests. In winter, the temperature over there requires a heavy-duty parka or some really warm, wool coats.
The view was amazing despite the dark clouds and freezing temperature. However, because we had a baby with us, who was not feeling comfortable at the top of the mountain and was crying a lot, we couldn´t stay long.
I had warned the parents that it´s terribly freezing over there, but for some reasons, they didn´t wrap their baby enough to withstand the cold. They didn´t even bring a baby blanket! So quickly, we had to leave. To say that I was disappointed is an understatement.
However, the trip gave me an idea for this post. There were so many tourists and watching them hike towards the top of the plateau was like watching a sea of black coats marching, saved a few bright colored coats that I could spot every now and then.
In order to overcome my annoyance towards our guests, I occupied my mind with the idea of wearing bright colored coats in winter amidst the sea of black coats, on our way home. Questions like, when it´s time to bring out the thick, warm coats, how do we inject colors to our winter outfits so that we´re not wearing all black all the time?
In dressing for winter, there´s no reason to match your coverups with the surroundings – gray sky, brown landscape and dried up leaves. It´s time to bring bright colors back to the fore through your coats. Bright colored coats are more versatile than you may think. They pop out against basic colors and they also blend with other bright colors.
They´re not only able to amp up your style, they resuscitate it!
Here are some fabulouse ideas on how to wear bright colored coats in winter.
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1. Prairie Green Coat with All Black
Similar Coat: Aprsfn Trench Coat
Adding a bright colored coat to an all-black outfit can sometimes be painful to the eyes. If you´re the type who´d rather keep your outfit subtle without garnering attention, you can still wear colored coats that aren´t too bright. A good example if this prairie green coat that looks so elegant over an all-black ensemble.
2. Rust Colored Coat with Denim and Leather
Similar Coat: Pendleton Wool Coat
Denim always means casual. However, you can easily create a casual-smart outfit with a denim skirt. Choose a white printed sweater to wear tucked in a denim skirt, then layer over a long, rust-colored coat, and finish the look with a pair of tall black leather boots.
3. Fuchsia Colored Coat mixed with other Bright Colors
Similar Coat: The Drop Coat
This is a cool way to colorblock in winter. If you have a fuschia colored coat, weat it with a light pink sweater, a pair of yellow green trousers, and some leather ankle boots and leather handbag. Of course you can also wear these colors in reverse. If you have a yellow green or leon green coat, you can always wear it over a fuschia dress or skirt.
What´s the better way to embrace femininity than wearing a fuchsia wool blend coat? I am a fan of pink especially of deeper shade. This coat is simply chic. I love that it comes with fewer details which makes it very elegant. You can wear it buttoned or unbuttoned depending on the temperature. Pink blends best with black, so even if you´re wearing your fuschia with other bright or light colors, remember to tame down the colors with black accessories or with black boots.
4. Violet Colored Coat with Dark Denim
Similar Coat: Mid-Length Coat
If you layer similar colors, the result is always elegant. Wear a violet long coat over a purple turtleneck sweater and some dark blue or black denim trousers.
5. Ultra Violet Colored Coat with Gray
An ultra-violet colored coat isn´t as attention-grabbing as a rich violet coat but when it´s worn with purple and gray, the result is very calming to the eyes. This is a perfect work outfit for winter – an ultra-violet coat over a purple sweater, some gray wide-leg trousers and ankle boots.
6. Deep Red Colored Coat with Shades of Nude
Similar Coat: TAHARI Coat
Beige is a subtle color but the moment you throw a bright colored coat on it, it is no longer muted. So if you can create a head to toe beige outfit, throw over it a deep red coat. Opting for a metallic beige bootie will add some subtle edge to the look.
7. Pale Blue Colored Coat with Black and White
Similar Coat: TAHARI Coat
If you want your winter coat to stand out in the crowd, a pale or baby blue colored coat will do just that. Notice how very few people wear this color. It might be because it requires a bit of color analysis to wear it, but if you´re someone who wears a lot of black and white, then this color is for you.
Similar Coat: Cole Haan Coat
Wear your light blue colored coat with a white and black outfit such as a white button-down shirt, black trousers and black platform boots, or white button-down shirt, black pencil skirt, and black ankle boots.
I and my husband have the same favorite color, it´s blue. This shade of bright color is refreshing to the eyes and it depicts serenity just like the sky. If you´re not into baby blue, cobalt blue can be a perfect alternative. Clad with this cobalt wool coat, you´ll exude both power and style by looking so relaxed and comfortable as if you´ve got everything under control. You are to turn heads in your blue coats, so remember to let its hue standout by wearing this coat with neutral palettes.
8. Rose Pink Colored Coat with Beige
Wear a rose pink bright colored coat over a beige ensemble for an analogous mix of feminine colors. Add a pair of gold high heels if you´d love an additional fabulous accent of color.
9. Green Colored Coat with Yellow Green and Blue Denim
If this color flatters you, try to invest on a long green parka coat. Wear it over layers of mustard, chartreuse, or any shades of yellow green, teamed up with a light-washed denim, for a really rich punch of color green!
There´s something about green color that intimidates me. I don´t know exactly why but I almost have no green in my closet. However, when I saw this feminine, very flattering lady coat, I simply couldn´t resist. I had to feature it. You see? Elegant green works great with casual light denim jeans.
10. Yellow Colored Coat with Dark Denim
Similar Coat: IDEALSANXUN Pea Coat
No one is going to forget your winter looks if you´re going to wear this color!
You know the man with a yellow hat, the friend of George the monkey? Well, you´ll be known as the lady with a yellow coat. Worn with dark blue or black denim, your outfits will be a delight to behold on dark winter days.
So why not invest on a beautiful, yellow coat?
11. Yellow Orange Colored Coat with Black
Layer a yellow orange colored coat on a lighter yellow orange turtle sweater, and then finish the look with everything else black. Whether it´s a black trouser with black leather flats or a black pencil skirt with black knee-high leather boots, it´s up to you. The look will always be perfect.
12. Orange Colored Coat with Bright Blue
Similar Coat: Amazon Essentials Puffer Coat
You might want to avoid pairing an orange coat with black when it´s not Halloween, Thankfully there are other colors that look great with rich orange such as cobal, lavender and light blue. Go ahead get creative picking up which colors are best for which separates.
13. Pink Colored Coat with All Pink
Similar Coat: The Drop Overcoat
If you would like wearing it with similar colors for a monochromatic look, the result will always be elegant. So whether you opt for pink on pink or pink on light/pastel pink, remember that you might be wearing a feminine color but it´s with a punch.
14. Red Colored Coat with Gray and Dark Denim
Similar Coat: Belted Red Coat
You can also opt for a nice punch of red, mixed with some muted gray and dark denim. This color is propably safer to wear than you think. It can go with many bright colors, and can easily blend with darker tones.
So for this look, choose a cozy red coat to team up with a warm gray sweater and some dark blue jeans, finished up with black ankle boots. You´ll have a casual winter look that won´t be quick to forget.
15. Pastel Yellow Colored Coat with Black
Similar Coat: ANRABESS Long Drape Coat
Notice how light and easy pastel colors are to the eyes? The pastel beige, light pink, light blue and light yellow are just some of the soft shades that you can choose for your bright colored coat. Sure it might not be bright, bright. But if you wear it with black, the pastel color of your choice will always be bright enough to garner attention.
However, if you prefer to wear your pastel colored coat with edge, you can always accent it with another brighter color for your shoes or bag. Use a color wheel when mixing and matching your colors.
16. The Mustard Yellow Coat
In cold days, not only do we deal with the temperature, we also endure dark, gloomy days. Did you know that many people suffer from depression during these seasons? I actually believe that wearing more bright colors during hay grays boosts your mood and improves your day´s outlook. That said, shades in yellow speak a lot of warmth.
17. The Red Double Breasted Coat
Need a new way to wear a brilliant red double-breasted coat? Wear under it a black turtleneck, keep the collars standing and cinch the waist with a slim black leather belt. Finish off with sexy black pumps or killer black ankle boots.