I love the idea of bright bold outerwear rather than greige or oatmeal which only make me look and feel ill. Wearing bright bold coloured outerwear is the Red Bull of style. It takes it up a notch and makes everything electric.
I scored this satin trench coat by Bebé thrifting a couple of weeks ago.
For most of my life I never wore orange. After I started dying my hair red that colour took over my closet. It is surprisingly a wonderful colour for most complexions if you can manage to find the correct shade of orange. I stick with earth tone, rust orange most of the time.
I’m using a simple style trick here to create this outfit, choose one patterned item and then use the colours in that pattern to build the rest of your outfit. If the colours in the pattern work well on the blouse, you know they will work well on the rest of the ensemble.
This style trick is a guaranteed no fail recipe for fashion success.
Whatever that means.
I consider an outfit a success when it makes me feel good about myself and happy when I look in the mirror.
This silk blouse was also a great find at the thrift store. It is actually a short tunic with pockets. It looks new. I am always surprised by the amazing pieces people choose to dispose of.
Bright Bold Outerwear
Here are some of my other favourite bloggers and friends rocking some seriously colourful outerwear.
Greetje No Fear of Fashion
Greetje also likes bold coats, particularly streamlined shapes.
Honestly Sue has one of the BEST and most unique coat collections I’ve ever seen. She is a brilliant seamstress and sews most of her own clothes. It was hard choosing just one coat of hers to feature, she has so many, and like me, she adores colour and patterns. Also…can you imagine that she also made her own buttons for this coat? No joke! Impressive right?
Melanie Bag and a Beret
The only person in the world I know that can look this incredible wearing neon yellow.
Patti Not Dead Yet
Patti is an avid thrifter like me and scored this amazing Trina Turk printed coat via thrift. Truly this is a dream coat.
Catherine Not Dressed As Lamb
I’ve seen Catherine sporting some pretty fabulous coats but this bold colour combo really made me smile.
Anna Anna’s Island Style
Anna has wonderful eclectic tastes. This coat she picked up recently is such a stunner.
Are you a lover of colour and pattern when it comes to your coats?