It is proven that colour can have a direct effect on your mood and winters general lack of vibrant tones can amplify some negative emotions. It’s time to stand out from the sea of drab with brightly coloured coats that not only freshen your look but lift your spirits too. Either colour-block these pieces with more punchy hues or rely on your fail-safe black looks and layer on happy statement outerwear. Don’t be concerned about getting more wear out of a black or neutral coat – a bright jacket is the final piece in your outfit, often hiding a clashing tone and can bring many a look to life while still getting maximum mileage from your investment. See how these stylish ladies wear their positively colourful coats x
*all prices correct at time of publishing 29/06/2020 – changes may occur due to end of financial year sales
Red Coats – we’re pleased to note that this is the colour we most commonly see after blacks or neutrals. A textured, cosy red jacket injects colour into the cheeks and really does go with many other shades. It’s more versatile than popular navy as it goes so well with blacks – whereas navy can often be a little jarring against a similar tone like black. Like the ladies below, pile in more reds, pink always works with red or add everyone’s favourite blue denim!
Green Coats: Green is the colour of the season- both the bold as well as the washed-out version commonly referred to as sage will be seen everywhere. The variations of green, from deep forest green to limes or oceanic hues means there is a shade for everyone, it will just be a bit of trial and error to find your match. And in case you’re wondering, yes, you can absolutely put blue and green together. And that colour in between? Just keep it simple like white or black.
Pink Coats: Pretty pink can not be found in a more grown-up style than a sharp-looking coat. The colour-pairing options are endless – all your classics grey, black and whites look fab. Softer pinks suit creams best or add a pop of yellow like below. We also love to add a tonal soft pink scarf with the vibrant pinks too. It’s pretty much just all lovely jubbly.
Yellow Coats: Nothing brightens up a dreary day like a touch of yellow. The tone that is said to represent happiness, freshness and clarity really does provide an instant pick-me-up. If you’re concerned about it washing you out then opt of for the deep egg yolks or nearly-brown mustards. If you love the brights then go bold! We always recommend you define your lips (any colour is fine, just something) when framing the face with canary yellows though.
Blue Coats: It’s the easiest step away from black clothing, most of us suit a blue hue and have plenty to work with in our wardrobe. Like the ladies below demonstrate beautifully – all blues suit all greys. It’s a simplistic colourset but basic doesn’t mean boring, it’s super sharp.
Orange Coats: Perhaps one of the more hard-to-find colours but those who love orange, really love orange. If you enjoy wearing lipsticks with an orangey-red tint then you should probably keep an eye out for the same tone in clothing too. When styling orange, avoid adding in another citrus, like yellow or lime and instead look to the opposite side of the colour wheel for a fresh blue. It always works.
Follow our Pinterest page for trends or see more amazing bright coat looks that we have pinned here. *all prices correct at time of publishing 29/06/2020 – changes may occur due to end of financial year sales. More from Smart. Casual. Classic.