4 Colorful Coat Outfit Ideas for Gloomy Fall Days

How to look bright and cheerful, even when the weather is anything but.
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How to look bright and cheerful, even when the weather is anything but.
Woman wearing bright blue oversized puffer coat with safety-pin closure over rolled-up jeans and striped button-up, with white patent block-heeled ankle boots and white oversized clutch

Colorful outerwear pulls any look together.

While Fall is usually associated with cozy fashion staples such as chunky knits, boots, and warm coats, sometimes, the weather can get a bit dreary, and it can feel like we're mainly dressing for function, not style.

And, while this can make it easy to fall into a rut of dark colors and dull basics, it doesn't have to be that way.  Enter: colorful outerwear, AKA the answer to all of your fall fashion dilemmas! 

While colorful outerwear may seem intimidating at first, it's actually not much different from wearing a colorful top or dress.  Furthermore, it gives you a great excuse to have fun with an area of fashion which, let's face it, often gets a bad rap for being boring and repetitive.

Ahead, see four colorful coat outfits, and get inspired to try the look for yourself!

(Note: Some of the outerwear featured here is a little more expensive than what we'd normally feature on CF, but they are all amazing, versatile pieces that you'll reach for time and time again.)

Colorful Coat Outfit #1

Bubblegum-pink coat with single button, gray ankle boots with block heel, gray crewneck sweater with large pale pink polka dots, cognac-brown faux shearling bag, dusty pink pants with belted ruffle detail and silver hardware, rose gold flower earrings with clear stone at center, rose gold twisted bangle with pavé clear stones at front, cream-colored shredded scarf with fringe

Products: Coat - Mango, Ankle Boots - Express, Sweater - Mango, Bag - Mango, Pants - Topshop, Earrings - J.Crew, Bangle - Bloomingdale's, Scarf - American Eagle Outfitters

This fun and feminine pink coat outfit is perfect for anyone who's looking to start wearing colorful outerwear, but doesn't want to make a huge statement.

To get the look, pair a gray-and-pink polka-dot sweater with some dusty-pink pants; the ruffle detail on these ones from Topshop is so pretty! Next, add some chic gray ankle boots with a block heel and a cute faux-shearling bag.  

Accessorize with an elegant pair of rose gold flower stud earrings and a twisted bangle, as well as a cool shredded cream-colored scarf.

Finally, add the pièce de résistance: The bubblegum-pink coat! This coat works well with both neutrals and other colors, making it a piece that you're sure to get lots of use out of.

Colorful Coat Outfit #2

Mustard-yellow three-quarter-sleeved faux-fur jacket with hood, drop earrings with clear, gray, beige, and pale blush-pink stones in various shapes; light blue cross-body bag with front flap, MAC Liptensity Lipstick in "Ambrosial," a bright pink shade;  black heeled ankle boots with gold floral sequin design, ecru long-sleeved ruffled blouse with collar and black bow around neck, low-rise slim ripped boyfriend jeans in medium wash

Products: Jacket - Zara, Earrings - J.Crew, Bag - Sole Society, Lipstick - MAC, Ankle Boots - Steve Madden, Blouse - Zara, Jeans - Abercrombie & Fitch

This luxe yellow coat outfit is easy to put together, but it sure doesn't look that way!

Start off by putting on a ruffled tie-neck blouse.  Next, add a pair of slim ripped boyfriend jeans. A gorgeous pair of drop earrings and sequin-embellished ankle boots add a heavy dose of glamour, while a light blue cross-body bag adds a subtle pop of color.

Throw on a beautiful faux-fur jacket in a mustard-yellow shade, and swipe on some bright pink lipstick for the finishing touch. 

Colorful Coat Outfit #3

Bright red oversized puffer jacket with hood, Fjällräven bright blue backpack, white patent sock boots with block heel, dusty-pink hoodie with adidas trefoil logo, black skinny ankle jeans

Products: Jacket - H&M, Backpack - Zappos, Ankle Boots - Amazon (Cheaper version here), Sweatshirt - Adidas, Jeans - H&M

Up your wear-to-class outfit game with this sporty and trendy red puffer coat outfit that's so easy to just throw on and go! 

Begin by putting on a classic Adidas hoodie. Next, add a pair of basic black skinny jeans. Some white patent ankle boots add an unexpected touch, while a bright red oversized puffer jacket is the perfect outerwear piece to liven up cold and dreary fall days.

Grab a blue backpack to add an extra shock of color, and you're all set to run out the door!   

Colorful Coat Outfit #4

Bright green crepe duster coat, ivory short-sleeved t-shirt with "très chic" graphic in medium blue and navy blue repeated three times, brown checked straight-leg pants, gold hexagon-shaped studs with worn finish, black, plaid, and cognac-brown cross-body bag with flap and gold hardware, black wristlet strap, and chain cross-body strap; silver metallic flatform brogues with chunky pale gray and white sole

Products: Coat - ASOS, T-Shirt - J.Crew, Pants - Zara, Earrings - Madewell, Bag - Zara, Brogues - Zara 

If you like business-casual outfits with a fun and modern twist, this green coat outfit is the look for you! 

To recreate this look, begin by putting on a cute graphic t-shirt. Next, add a pair of classy checked straight-leg pants. Accessorize with artsy pieces, such as these gold hexagon studs and mixed-media cross-body bag, and lace up a pair of statement-making silver flatform brogues.  

Finally, throw on a green duster coat, and you've got yourself an interesting and unique look that would be great for wearing to a creative job or internship, or even to class on days when you feel like getting a bit more dressed up. 

What do you think?

Would you wear colorful outerwear? If so, how would you style it? Which of the outerwear pieces featured here is your favorite?

Let me know in the comments!

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