Fashion

17 Fun And Colorful Coats To Brighten Up Your Winter

Go big or go home

For most of us, winter is a tough season. Short days, long nights, cold wind, and relentless gloom make for a miserable season no matter how good an attitude you might have.

Thank god, then, for fashion. The otherwise-depressing chill allows us to pile on all the big, heavy shapes and fabrics that the heat of summer forbids.

And if you have to wear 50 layers just to walk the dog around the block, you might as well make them fun. Experiment with animal prints, vivid wool, and soft velvet—all at once. Don't be afraid to make a statement; a season without color demands that we, its humble sufferers, inject it into our lives ourselves.

Plus, with the right coat, you might even look forward to going outside.

PHOTO COURTESY OF LOFT

LOFT, Leopard Faux Fur Coat, $198, available at LOFT.

PHOTO COURTESY OF SPRING

Scotch & Soda, Jacquard Cocoon Coat, $245, available at Spring.

PHOTO COURTESY OF SPRING

7 For All Mankind, Fur Moto Jacket in Fawn, $450, available at Spring.

PHOTO COURTESY OF ALICE AND OLIVIA

Alice and Olivia, Kinsley Faux Fur Oversized Coat, $695, available at Alice and Olivia.

PHOTO COURTESY OF ELOQUII

ELOQUII, Studio Metallic Embroidered Cape, $189, available at ELOQUII.

PHOTO COURTESY OF ANTHROPOLOGIE

Mother, Intarsia Long Boxy Jacket, $375, available at Anthropologie.

& Other Stories, Climbing Flower Down Jacket, $175, available at & Other Stories.

PHOTO COURTESY OF KATE SPADE

Kate Spade, In Bloom Leather Bomber Jacket, $629, available at Kate Spade.

PHOTO COURTESY OF RACHEL ANTONOFF

Rachel Antonoff, Peggy Puffer, $398, available at Rachel Antonoff.

PHOTO COURTESY OF ARITZIA

Babaton, Fritz Coat, $275, available at Aritzia.

Urban Outfitters, Faux Fur Green Flight Jacket, $119, available at Urban Outfitters.

PHOTO COURTESY OF SPRING

Kurt Lyle, Veronique Double Breasted Coat in Oslo Plaid, $279, available at Spring.

PHOTO COURTESY OF J. CREW

J. Crew, Peplum Chino Jacket With Faux Fur Collar, $126, available at J. Crew.

PHOTO COURTESY OF GENUINE PEOPLE

Genuine People, Wool Maxi Coat, $235, available at Genuine People.

Abercrombie & Fitch, Shearling Coat, $126, available at Abercrombie & Fitch.

PHOTO COURTESY OF MADEWELL

Madewell, Metallic Quilted Military Jacket, $168, available at Madewell.

SHACI, Faux Fur Coat, $125, available at Forever 21.