Colorblocking to Brighten Up Your Winter Style

During the winter, we spend a lot of time in our winter coats. A winter coat, then, is a major purchase. It’s a purchase that often prompts us to think about fit and function. For several years, I did what seemed like the prudent thing, and I purchased classic coats in classic colors like black and grey. But, I live in color, and coats in my favorite bold colors excite my style sensibilities and fit my lifestyle.

I purchased today’s featured coat—a purple wrap coat by Calvin Klein—in Marshalls back in 2011. I loved it at first sight, but I was worried that the color might date the coat. I’m so glad I went with my instincts on this one, though, because four years later, I love it even more. This coat has been the perfect finishing touch to many colorful winter looks (see Surviving the Winter in Style).

In today’s look, my purple coat is just what I needed for some winter style colorblocking.

Dress—Wells Grace (sold out in pink)

Coat—Calvin Klein | similarsimilar
Boots—BP | similar

Bag—Kate Spade | option

Earrings—House of Harlow

Necklace—J.Crew | option
Watch—Michael Kors

Lip—Mac “Up the Amp” lipstick, Mac “Magenta” lip pencil

Eyez Open on Broadway mural in St. Louis

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  1. January 12, 2015 / 4:58 pm

    So, so, so very good! I love bright colors in winter for just this reason; you look wonderful!

  2. January 12, 2015 / 5:24 pm

    Are you braiding your hair yourself? It looks lovely.

    • January 15, 2015 / 5:52 pm

      I wish I could braid my own hair like this, Nylse. I go to a local stylist in St. Louis who hooks it up.

  3. January 12, 2015 / 7:12 pm

    YES! Thank you! Exactly what was needed to brighten up my stormy, dull day!

    • January 15, 2015 / 5:52 pm

      Aww…how cool, Mirabili! Thanks so much for stopping by!