I’ve Done the Research—This Is the Fresh Coat Trend Dominating This Winter

All editors and influencers agree: Dopamine dressing is a thing. If you put on clothes that make you feel as good as you look, then you’re bound to be happier, right? One of our favourite fashion influencers, Zeena Shah, even created the viral hashtag #ColourMeUpMonday to make Mondays, well, less Monday-like by donning a splash of colour to help brighten up the day. 

And what better time to start dipping your toe into this fun and playful trend? Over the last week, the weather has certainly turned, and while we teeter on the edge of the festive period, I certainly feel it’s the perfect opportunity to turn up the colourful dial. And if your typical winter wardrobe, like mine, is full of greys, whites, blacks and beiges, then a colourful addition can be just the ticket to help transform a wintery look into something truly uplifting. The key to this is an amazing coat. Trust me when I say that it’s all about bright, bold statement outerwear this season, and in my eyes, the more colourful the better. 

Thankfully, plenty of our favourite high-street brands and high-end designers have created some joyous outerwear for us this season. Whether you wear your coat over your classics or pair it with other brights, it’s sure to add a spring to your step. Head to Massimo Dutti for a delightfully zesty tailored version, look to The Row for a subtle pale-yellow iteration and check out Arket for the colourful update of its iconic puffers.

Minimalists, look away; maximalists, rejoice. I’m about to show you the winter coats that are guaranteed to lift your looks and mood. Scroll down to discover more.

Style Notes: Lily wears the orange Massimu Dutti coat and keeps the rest of the look fuss-free with neutrals.

Style Notes: Nana, the queen of colour, styles a green River Island coat with snake-print knee-high boots. What a pairing!

Style Notes: Zeena’s Instagram feed (and wardrobe) is just joyful! Here, she’s paired a bright-blue coat with pink accessories for a fun winter look.

Style Notes: Barbiecore is going nowhere, but you can easily put a grown-up twist on the trend by wearing a tailored coat in a bright shade with monochrome tailored separates.

Style Notes: Fluffy and green? What’s not to love!

Green looks so chic with denim.

Hot pink is perfect for party season.

The popularity of Arket’s puffers shows no signs of waning. 

How expensive does this orange trench look?

Say hello to this sensational cobalt cord COS coat.

I also love this in the bright green.

This cropped pea coat works so well with tailored pieces. 

Go bold and pair a bright coat with a matching two-piece in the same shade.

This zesty coat is a high-street showstopper. 

You can also get a matching scarf for this beauty. 

I’m loving this rich shade of purple. 

A tangerine style works so well with black, brown and grey. 

Wear a red coat with denim and stripes for a Parisian feel.

A cashmere Loewe coat in pistachio is an absolute dream. 

Can’t decide what colour is for you? Go for them all!

For those days when you don’t want a huge winter coat, this cosy shacket is the one. 

This hot-red puffer is made from recycled materials. 

I just can’t get enough of Barbiecore pink.

This is a Scandi-influencer favourite. 

The double-breasted fit on this number makes it look so designer. 

Cosy and chic.

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