5 Winter Coats to Help Beat the Winter Blues

Winter has come and so has the time to break out our heavy duty winter coats. Coats must be functional first and foremost, especially in harsher climates. However, our outerwear’s utilitarian function doesn’t have to mean sacrificing style and a bit of fun. When you’re out in the world during this cold season, the first fashion impression you make is with your coat, so why not go bold and make your everyday wear a statement? Here are some ideas to help you break out of your neutrally colored shell.

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Nothing says winter quite like a fabulous fur coat. Best thing about going the faux route is being able to stray from the browns and tans of real fur. There’s a dizzying array of colors to choose from instead.  Try a fun color-blocked bomber style to keep you looking sporty while staying warm.

 

MINIMALIST

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Clean lines and shapes always look sleek. Minimal doesn’t have to mean black, tans and grays only, it can be bold too. Add a pop of color and you'll be turning heads all winter.

 

CAPE

Got a flair for the dramatic? A cape could be right up your alley. A jewel-toned one like this Uterque beauty will definitely make a statement. And if you just can't break away from your neutral color palette, an architectural coat like a cape is visually interesting regardless of the color.

PRINT

Prints always add interest to garments, whether it be an animal print or a geometric design. Whatever your poison, a fun print is never a bad choice. Take a classic plaid for example and add a cool color combination and you´ll be good to go.

 

METALLIC

We all like shiny things right? Metallics aren’t just for jewelry and New Years Eve outfits, they can also add a splash of flash to your outerwear. Channel your inner 90’s rapper with a metallic puffer.

There you have it! These 5 coats are on trend, and will keep you warm all Winter long! Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments! 


Christine is a native New Yorker who moved to Madrid, Spain in 2011 and hasn’t looked back since. She’s always on the hunt for something beautiful, whether she’s exploring Spain, country hopping or seeking the next culinary delight. Follow her adventures @xsteene88 on Instagram.