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.
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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?