As Parisians and New Yorkers, we love black. But between leaving work after dark and fighting to keep those well intentioned new years resolutions, wearing a black coat every day can start to feel like a major downer. There are 57 days until Spring arrives, so we've resolved to lighten up with coats that are as pretty as they are warm.
From fall/winter '14 to pre-fall '15, the runways were full of colorful coats! Instead of black or brown try dark green, navy or marsala, Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year. Pastels like baby blue, pale pink, light grey and soft nudes feel fresh, and for a statement, we love orange or creamy white.
Silhouettes have gone long and classic or shorter in more exotic shapes. Think blanket coats, capes, and fuzzy furs cinched at the waist. Colored furs and shearling are especially big right now. For a more classic look, try a long, menswear inspired cut in window pane plaid, herringbone or cashmere.
Thanks to designers' current love affair with the seventies, vintage options that feel super current abound. After all, you can always wear black underneath.
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