When fall and winter roll around, everyone starts to break out their warmer coats. That's when everyone on campus starts to look identical: black parkas, navy jackets—classic, but a little dreary especially when paired with gray skies. If there's any time where we should be breaking out the colors, it should be the coldest days, so we can be in a cheerier mood! We've rounded up 7 colorful coats that will keep you warm, in a bright mood and looking chic—so don't be afraid to embrace the brights this winter!
1. Factory City Coat - J.Crew Factory ($218)
The cocoon coat has become a huge winter staple lately. Its baggier fit is actually very flattering. This green version from J.Crew Factory is just the right shade of emerald. It's enough to draw the eye but isn't blindingly bold!
2. Wool-Blend Long Blazer - Old Navy ($69.94)
If you thought pastels were only meant to be worn in the spring, guess again! This amazing mint-colored blazer will keep you toasty this season. Plus, the low collar will allow you to show off the outfit you're wearing underneath!
3. Colorblocked Tweed Jacket - Forever 21 ($49.80)
A cobalt blue like this is a great color to rock in fall and winter—it's bright, but not summer-y. The assymetrical zipper and black colorblocking detail add a bit of edge to help you stand out!
4. Short Fur Coat - Zara ($129)
At first, you may think you'll look like Tweety Bird in this fluffy coat, but if you style it the right way, you won't have to worry! Try pairing a casual, very minimal outfit with this bold piece since the coat pretty much has you covered in the drama department. A pair of plain Vans sneakers would go great with this look!
5. Wool-Blend Moto Coat - Ann Taylor ($228)
Though we just told you to try out new colors this season, but you honestly can't go wrong with a pale grey coat—it's minimalist-chic (dare we call it the new black?), but easy to dress up or down. The oversized pockets add a new spin to this classic pea coat style and will be guaranteed to complement any outfit.
6. Zip-Up Puffer Jacket - Forever 21 ($59.90)
Puffer coats often bring us back to our youth and make us look a decade younger than we really are. This number is an exception! The oversized collar is a chic upgrade and the powder pink color will be a huge relief to see in the throes of winter.
7. Lined Parka - H&M ($79.95)
If you're looking to embrace color this season, but you're not quite ready to go the full monty, pick a sage coat like this one. We love the slightly oversized length, which will provide you with the warmth you need. Plus, the adjustable drawstring makes this flattering on any shape!
With a rainbow of options to choose from, you don't have a reason to sulk about the onset of winter! What colors will you be sporting this season, collegiettes?