When it comes to outerwear, you want the most versatile coat which can be worn many ways. Although it´s easy to go for safe dark-colored coats, bright coats have actually proved as versatile, if not more, as their neutral opposites.
Red Collarless Coat from Banana Republic
A red coat is one of the hottest trend that grabbed attention from the runway and created significant buzz around the web early last winter, and while we´re now welcoming spring, a red coat is never a last season outerwear.
We use this red collarless coat from Banana Republic as our sample but the tricks in styling a coat 3 ways can still be applied to any of your coats, be it dark neutral or technicolor. So get your favorite coat and be ready to style in varried ways.
To wear a bright coat to the office, pair it with black and white combo – a white turtleneck sweater, black sailor pants and black ankle boots. To keep things interesting after you take off your coat, add a stash of necklaces, preferably colorful.
Alternatively, if your coat is dark, go for a vibrant top such as a neon sweater or a rich green top.
Casual and Comfy
For a walk to the park or running errands, wear your bright coat comfortably by layering it with a black tank top, cobalt blue cardigan, gray or black skinny jeans, black riding boots and attention-grabbing gray cowl. But if your coat is neutral, opt for a colored cowl such as this Vivienne Westwood braided cowl.
Trendy and Elegant
Go girly and trendy by doing a colorblocked look. Wear your bright coat over a green dress and keep the rest of your outfit in black or gray – black tights, black heels, black bag and even black sunglasses – in order to highlight the colors.
If your coat is dark, it´s also perfect to wear over a bright dress. The rest of this look is as is.
Have Your Say
So tell me Creative Fashionistas, what do you think of the above looks? Do you prefer a dark or bright-colored coat? What´s you favorite way of wearing a coat?