By Marcella Milio
From the time of Joseph and his “coat of many colors,” outerwear has been an integral part of who we are in clothes. A thousand years later, during the Renaissance, the sentiment remained: Outer garments were the first and primary means of telling the world about a person’s station and class.
It’s no different today. Although beloved black became the norm for much of the ‘90s and 2000s, colorful, exuberant coats are now making a comeback. Here are some options in everything from colorblocking and leopard, to leather accents and fur. Don’t get left behind: show us who you are this season in statement-making outerwear!
There’s nothing like a little leopard to liven up your wardrobe
Milly Leather Sleeve Mans Coat, $725, Shopbop.com
The perfect combination of utilitarian and feminine
Christopher Raeburn Removable Quilted Hooded Jacket Parka, $1,080, Barneys.com
An updated peacoat with a slouchy fit and a touch of fur
aulle. Peacoat Dark Navy with Fur, $990, Aulle.me
A modern spin on the “coat of many colors”
DKNY Colorblock Mixed Media Long Sleeve Varsity Coat with Leather Inserts, $995, Shopbop.com
A statement cover-up for all your holiday parties
Bobo House Agnes Jacket, $255, Bobo-House.com