Anyone else notice that as the days get shorter and darker, our wardrobes start to go dark, too? The best brights get moved to the back of the closet and tamer neutrals go into heavy rotation. Before you know it, your closet is one big sea of “greige.” This seems to be especially true when it comes to outerwear. While you probably have a couple of colorful sweaters (I really love this one) and maybe one pair of bright pants that you save for cocktail parties, the majority of your winter coats are more than likely a variation of brown, black, navy, grey or tan. Am I right? Let’s change that.
Don’t get me wrong: I love a classic camel coat and I consider my grey J.Crew parka (which, by the way, is currently on big-time sale) an all-time favorite. But I’m also a big believer that every girl should have at least one colorful coat in her closet. Not only does a dose of color look decidedly fresh this time of year, but a bright coat serves as an instant pick-me-up on those grey winter days. I’ve become a huge fan of the outerwear from Harris Wharf London. They come in several different hues (the cobalt is so good!), and they’re the perfect weight – substantial, but light – for our Texas winters. Other happy-and-bright favorites include this beautiful blue one from J.Crew, this cherry-red toggle coat (a perfect topper to a holiday look!), and Tomas Maier’s tangerine peacoat. If you’re after something sporty, give this pink puffer a try.
After all, the weather outside might be dreary but your look doesn’t have to be! Scroll through below to shop more of my favorites.
Photos by Kristen Kilpatrick
This post was sponsored by Nordstrom. All opinions are my own.