When My Friends Want to Look Chic, I Tell Them to Try This Winter Trend

A coat is not only practical (ahem, nasty winter weather, anyone?), but that ideal silhouette also has the ability to enhance even the most basic ensemble. So naturally, when my friend group asked me what key item they should add into their winter wardrobes this season, I mentioned a sharp outerwear piece. But not just any coat style—I specifically recommended the bold, colorful coat trends this season (cue: electric pink).

Sure, you can’t go wrong with a classic black peacoat or camel wrap style (they’re timeless), but it’s those eye-catching shades in a spectrum of cheery colors that will truly amp up a winter look this season and brighten up any dreary day.

To highlight the colorful coat trend further, I’m showcasing some of the most on-trend colors below, as seen on some of the coolest fashion girls. I also shopped out a variety of outerwear iterations to correspond with each hue, including everything from wool styles to puffers. Keep on scrolling—you may just find your new outfit-making, wear-everywhere topper below…

Poppin' Pink

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Extroverted pink has risen up to be one of the key tones for fall/winter 2019. Incorporate an overcoat or a peacoat in the vivacious hue to turn heads and make a statement

Bold Blue

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While pastel blues are pretty and cool, it’s the more impactful, rich blues that are catching the fashion crowd’s attention this season. Try a patent topper or beat the elements in a bright blue puffer.

Gorgeous Green

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The beauty of a faux-shearling or wool coat in a luscious green shade is that the hue feels a bit more unexpected and will defiantly stand out in a sea of black coats.

Fiery Red

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If you really want to go for it, consider a bright-red coat in any design (vinyl) and faux-fur included) to make a serious impact.

Mellow Yellow

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A down-filled duster or furry coat in a sunny yellow shade will inject that extra ounce of joy into even the most neutral, pared-down winter ensembles.

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