How to Rock: The Bright Coat

The holidays are over and you’ve made it through the holiday season, all the office parties, and family shindigs. What to do now? Wait out the dull, winter days in anticipation of spring? If you’re trying to wait out winter, honey, you’ve got a couple of months to go. Why not try and make the cold, blustery days a bit more interesting with a fabulous, bright winter coat?


It’s easy to wear black, brown, or navy during the winter months, and that’s fine, but before you decide to don the same old black sweater and black jeans, consider spicing up your outfit with a brightly colored coat! A bright coat is the perfect accessory to what may be a rather standard winter uniform. Winter fashion for 2014 dictates that outerwear must be as fabulous and head-turning as what’s inside the coat. And while we haven’t met a bright coat look we didn’t like, we’ve chosen the top 5 bright winter coat looks that are sure to help you beat the winter blues while you wait for spring to arrive.

Bright Coat+ Oversized Sweatshirt + Black Leggings

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Running around on your day off? Step out of the house looking casually cute in a mid-length bright coat, a sweatshirt, and black leggings. This is the perfect outfit for a quick trip to the grocery store or a simple short errand trip around town. Try it, you’ll like it.

Bright Coat + Little Black Dress


I don’t know about you, but I like to make an entrance wherever I go. And while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the little black dress (ladies, it’s a classic), you can revive it and give it a little oomph with an eye popping cover that’s sure to shield you shield you from the cold and have you looking magnificent at the same time.

Bright Coat + Dress + Booties


Yes, this article is about the bright coat, but what’s better than one winter trend? Two! Some may consider this dress “simple,” but style it with this coat and leather booties and you’ve got yourself a hot little number that you can wear to happy hour, dinner, or wherever your heart desires. Try this look with a sweater dress if it a bit chill outside!

Bright Coat + Flirty Top + Skinny Jeans


This ensemble is perfect for brunch with the girls or some Sunday afternoon window shopping. Not only is this look cute, but it’s comfortable and perfect for a weekend brunch with the girls or some Sunday afternoon window shopping. If your workplace has casual Fridays, be ready to pack an extra pair of heels in your workbag and head off to the weekend when the work week is through!

Bright Coat + Work Wear


One of many mottos: when you look good, you feel good. Why limit the motto to only dressing for non-work occasions? Regardless of your work environment, you can definitely rock a bright coat over your work attire. Walk into the office feeling like a million bucks and get that promotion!

Lindsey Bynum  is a born and bred California girl with a passion for fashion. With prior experience in social media and pr, she has returned to her first love: Writing! She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes, teaches, styles, and lusts after pretty things.

A Night Out On The Town!


Whether it’s “Girls Night Out” or “Date Night,” this is the look for you!

Target Brown Gold Stud Post Stone Earrings

Miss Selfridge Stud Sequin Maxi Dress

Quarry Toltec Bronze Ring

Alexander McQueen Gold Pave Classic Skull Clutch

OPI The World Is Not Enough Nail Lacquer

Giuseppe Zanotti Metallic Peep-toe Pumps

Holiday Shopping Attire

Boy by Band of Outsiders Chunky Cable Pullover

Dolce & Gabbana Indigo Skinny Zip Audrey Jeans

Ray-Ban 75th Anniversary Folding Aviator Metal Sunglasses

American Apparel Gold Plated Earrings

Terrain Skinny Stripes Scarf

Gucci 1973 Small Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag

Rag & Bone Printed Newbury Boots

Affordable Fall Fashion Must Haves!



1. Tilly’s NEFF Cupcake Beanie

2. White House Black Market Grey Wool Felt Cloche

3. H&M Trapper Hat



1. Misselfridge Snake and Bird Print Scarf

2. Brixton Grace Infinity Scarf

3. Topshop Falcon Barque Skull Scarf



1. She Inside Blue Round Neck Long Sleeve

2. She Inside Green Black Biege Long Sleeve Geometric Asymmetrical

3. Romwe Off Shoulder Apricot Jumper



1. Topshop Leather Woven Gloves  

2. Boohoo Pixie Leather Gloves 

3. Topshop Military Fingerless Gloves



1. Aldo Alhurshah Ankle Boots

2. Windsor Taupe Lace Up Studded Combat Boots

3. Dollhouse Combat Boots

4. Kelly & Katie Blanch Riding Boots

Fall Fashion is Black


Lucy Peacock Single “Panel” Earrings 

AllSaints Spitalfields Teague Pendant Necklace

Burberry London Wool Boucle Coat

Thakoon Addition Long Sleeved Draped Sweater

J Brand Denim Noir Mid Rise Skinny Leather Jeans

Nars Limited Edition Nail Polish “Back Room”

Acne AceHaircalf Lace Up Stiletto Boots