And they're equally as practical.
If you thought buying a winter coat was a task that should have been firmly ticked off at the beginning of autumn, then think again. Sure, that’s when they all start hitting the shelves but you either a) refused to buy a new coat thanks to your denial that winter was in fact coming or b) opted for yet another black puffer jacket.
See, there are two types of coats in the world: basic and statement. And while we'd never completely naysay a classic black puffer jacket, there's just something about going buck wild with show-stopping outerwear to elevate even your simplest of looks (we're talking jeans and a white shirt) into street style material.
You know the ones we're talking about — hallucinating prints, unexpected embellishment, asymmetrical hems, explosive colour combos, and way, way more. They're the jackets that pack a serious punch and can make even our worst bad outfit days a million times better.
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Let them do all the talking by sticking to neutral tones underneath, or experiment and clash with contrasting hues and prints. Either way, look to our edit of the 12 colourful coats that’ll brighten up the cold, grey months ahead.
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This may be the prettiest colour I've ever ever seen.
Faux Sherling Overshirt, €69.95, Zara
Recognise this coat? Yeah, that's because you've seen it all over Instagram.
Check Double Belted Coat, €125, Warehouse
You can still wear a puffer jacket, just don't make it black.
Quilted Jacket, €59.99, Mango
Haven't you heard? Pale yellow is the new black.
Buttermilk Maxi Length Faux Fur Coat, €140, Topshop
Here to elevate your work wardrobe.
Woolly Fabric Coat, €69.99, Stradivarius
I'm struggling to think of a single item this wouldn't go with.
Plaid Wool Blend Belted Long Coat, €229, & Other Stories
A staple in every cool girl's wardrobe.
Faux Fur Coat, €99.99, H&M
Speaking of animal print...
Long Coat In Tiger Print, €304.15, ASOS
Cruella DeVille called, she loves your new coat.
Wool Blend Dogtooth Print Coat, €140, M&S
Big Barbie Energy
Pink faux fur trim belted coat, €127, River Island
I really can't stress this enough, everyone should own a trench coat.
Oversized Trench Coat, €45.99, Pull and Bear
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