Colorful Coats for Winter 2011
From Crayola reds, blues and oranges to jewel-tone greens and pinks, these hues aren't just relegated to shoes or dresses.
Who doesn't want a wool and cashmere coat? But who can afford one? You can. In a sumptuous blue, this moderately priced style offers clean lines and a minimal feel—even in such a bright color. And the concealed buttons are a chic touch.
Juniper Coat in Sapphire, $520; at Reissonline.com
There's one brand everyone dreams about when it comes to coats: Burberry. The cut, the design, every little detail is, in a word, exquisite. This tangerine-hued wool coat with quilted lining will keep you cozy and ensure that you're the most stylish one around. Trust us, it won't go unnoticed.
Burberry Prorsum Wool Coat in tangerine, $2,675; at MyTheresa.com
Coats don't have to be buttoned up. Vanessa Bruno's wool and cashmere coat—in fuchsia—has an effortless feel thanks to its sash belt. With no hardware in sight—which we love—the saturated shade can take center stage. And nothing jazzes up an LBD like a BCC (boldly colored coat).
Vanessa Bruno Wool and Cashmere-Blend Felt Coat, $2,065; at Net-a-Porter.com
Finding a long coat that doesn't wear you is no easy task, which is why this perfectly tailored style is a new favorite. It comes in tall or petite, and you can add Thinsulate as needed. If you don't love the Oasis Green color (we're obsessed!), there are six others to choose from.
Double-Cloth Metro Coat, $298; at JCrew.com
Yellow has officially become a neutral. We won't go so far as to say it's he new black (yet!), but come next season, there will be more mustards, neon yellows, and marigolds than you'll know what to do with. Get a jump start on the trend with this '60s-style coat. Less military and more marching band, the "Here Comes the Sun" shade will keep winter blues at bay.Turn It Upbeat Coat, $119.99; at Modcloth.com
There's nothing more fun and more carefree than a swing coat. This ruby red one features gold buttons, three-quarter sleeves (perfect for long gloves), and adorable front patch pockets. It's a less costumey way to delve into the whole '60s mod trend.
Ruby Paths Coat, $298; at Anthropologie.com