Colour-Pop Coats Rule The Paris Streets: Shopping Fix
Bye bye black overcoats - this season's about hot, hot colours. [Rex, Jason Lloyd Evans]
Winter wardrobes don’t automatically call for hibernation and sombre black coats, you know. As so artfully proven by those-who-know, AKA the street style-snapped fashion pack in Paris, a colourful coat can be a chic, simple and striking way to give autumn a big kick up the butt.
While Miroslava Duma and Co. may find their highly visible outerwear via the rails of Dior, there are also high street options a-plenty this season. The key is to seek out a very sleek silhouette – the less detail the better – and opt for the most shocking hue possible. This not only lifts and brightens your look (and mood, probs) but it means that the outfit underneath can be ultra-basic and still look put-together.
Stylist Catherine Baba clashes her bold opera coat with her red bag [Jason Lloyd Evans]
Joining the petite Russianista in the bright coat brigade is stylist Catherine Baba who opted for luxurious quilted purple silk and model/blogger Candela Novembre whose lightweight coral wool number made all the more impact thanks to her colour block layers, with a hint of clashing purple peeking from beneath the hem. If you bought into last year’s big pink trend, then congratulations, you’ve got another few months’ mileage out of your purchase.
If you’re in the market for a newbie, whether you fancy lemon, lime or a pop of scarlet, scroll through the gallery below for 10 of the best available online today....