Dressing for the cold weather can get a bad wrap. When the temperature drops and the layers pile on, it's easy to keep topping your looks with a go-to black coat, tan trench or olive parker—styles which are all super-chic, but don’t exactly stand out. And while these staples will always have a place in our wardrobes and our hearts, it's time to embrace bold, bright winter coats that can instantly elevate a look above the rest.
Case in point: Teresa Palmer's brightly embellished Tory Burch topper. Underneath, the actor is simply wearing classic blue jeans, a tee and neutral flats—but the addition of the coat takes the look to a whole new level.
And while coats can be an expensive investment, if you are one to stick to classic outfits and a minimalist palette during the cooler months, a bright coat can easily been thrown on top with out clashing, making it a worthy splurge. Plus, if you’ve already got the aforementioned classic styles in your repertoire, why not branch out and add a statement-maker to your set? Trust us, the compliments will roll in as soon as you do.
Shop five of our favourites below...
Mira Mikati viscose, approx $878; net-a-porter.com
River Island polyester, $150; riverisland.com
Trelise Cooper wool and acrylic, $999; trelisecooperonline.com
Gucci wool, polyester and nylon, $7,625; matchesfashion.com
Diane Von Furstenberg silk, $1,125; mytheresa.com