Coats: Winter’s punchy palette

The perfect item to offset the faded, grey backgrounds of the autumn/winter season, colour-pop wool coats in fiery oranges, lemony yellows and vibrant pinks are having a renaissance.

Reminiscent of the 60s when they were championed by undisputed style icons such as Audrey Hepburn, as well as today by street-style dynamos Poppy Delevingne (in red, below left) and Miroslava Duma (in pink, top right), coats in vibrant hues are a must-have this season. Styling this winter wardrobe staple is easy. Just opt for a very sleek silhouette in a neutral hue underneath (such as all-black, or denim) for a polished and pulled-together ensemble.

However sophisticated your knowledge of colour psychology, it doesn’t take much to sense that a shift away from grey and black overcoats can seriously uplift our mood. Here are 5 colourful coats we love:



Shop the edit: Clockwise from left – Ochre yellow wool-cashmere coat – Windsmoor, Red-orange open collar coat – Red Herring (coming soon), Chilli red crepe princess coat – Dorothy Perkins, (on model) Pink boucle double-breasted coat – Jonathan Saunders/EDITION, Pink boucle A-line coat – Principles by Ben de Lisi

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FYI – a good coat and a lush lipstick make excellent bedfellows. For an extra-polished look, do add an extra pop of colour with a matching, vibrant lip shade. Here are a few we love, from left to right: 1. Artdeco Perfect Colour Lipstick 2. Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro 3. Bobbi Brown Uber Pink Lip Colour 4. Cargo Cosmetics Essential Lip Gloss 5. YSL Volupte Sheer Candy 6. MAC Crèmesheen Glass 7. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick

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