On The Bright Side


Hello statement jackets. Goodbye to caring what's underneath. This winter I'm utterly addicted to striking statement coats. Forget checking your outerwear at the door, some coats are just too fabulous to ever come off. And thanks to summers hottest trend, color blocking, we have seen a growing popularity of bright hues throughout this years winter pieces. One of my favorite ways to wear my brights this season is through a warm winter coat. You may remember me gushing about my light blue Bar III coat here! Despite the less than chilly LA weather, finding ways to incorporate this piece into my wardrobe has become a weekly task. One of my favorite things about wearing bright colored statement items is playing with new color palette. Above I paired tan ankle boots with orange knee high socks, which I layered over my brown tights. To switch up the coat, I removed the faux fur collar and accessorized it with a sheer scarf and a super cute flower pin in anticipation for spring. I'm a major fan of color and finding ways to incorporate bright hues into every season is a fabulous way to add a young and fun vibe to your every day style. Below are some of my favorite celebrities rocking their brights all over Hollywood! Which style maven's bright outerwear are you gushing over most? xo







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132 comments:

  1. Love all the fun colors !!

    xxLily
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  2. Those leg warmers go beautifully with your outfit! I will have to give them ago when we have winter in Australia.

    Take a look at my latest diy post. I'd love to know your thoughts :)

    Xox Soph

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  3. You did colour blocking so well!! What is that bag you are using in the pictures?

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  4. I love bright colored coats :)
    xx

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  5. totally loved what you are wearing :) :)

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  6. love all the pics..u look amazing in ur coat!! the look is really nice!!
    Btw be sure to check out my new post aswell
    :)
    love n luck
    ANN

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  7. Beautiful outfit!!
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  8. Statement jackets are really cool. I especially like the double-breasted ones.

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  9. I am really loving this. So tempted to head on over to J Crew and get that purple coat I have been eyeing. I think I love Leighton Meester's look the best. It is so hard to find that perfect green color to wear and still look chic and fashion forward.

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  10. You've chosen the perfect color of your coat, you look very elegant and I think that the color blocking is always a great idea if you know how to do it properly. You nailed it! :)

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  11. Love this post. Your jacket is so cute.

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  12. I love this and I remember the light blue Bar III trench from your other post. It's gorgeous on you and I think it's perfect how you took off the fur and added the flower, especially with the warm temps I've heard about down there. So fun how you tried the different color palletes too. Great post and the celeb pics are perfect, Blair from Gossip Girl is my fave. Thanks for your sweet comment

    xoDale
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  13. oooo, I love how you paired the socks with the tights. Very creative and way cute. You always inspire me. wonderful post.

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  14. I totally agree. A great coat is sometimes better than what is under it. Great styling. You look stunning. xoxo

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  15. Your coat is beautiful. I really like the way you added the flower. Did you shoot this at UCLA?

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  16. yes to colourful statement coats!!! i love your blue one and the purple one which sarah parker wears!
    love and kiss,mary

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  17. The first picture is so cute. You look adorable and I love all the celeb pictures you pulled.

    cheers, Shannon

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  18. Love your bow ring.

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  19. Hey Girlie. Statement jackets are the best. I love all the ones your pulled and how you switched up yours from your last post. Can't wait to see all your inspiring outfits this year. I know big things are in your future.

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  20. Work it! I adore this outfit. Very girlie and cute. I think from the celeb's Lauren's is my favorite.

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  21. Great post, hun. I would kill for Reese's pink coat.

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  22. Ooooh. I love the colors... It brightens up my day. Great post, Fash.

    Hi_D

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  23. Your coat is such a gorgeous blue! Love it.

    And Lauren Conrad's coat is my fave. Always a wanted to rock that color

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  24. I love this coat! I'm a big fan of colour and this all works so well!

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  25. I like the touch of color in your coat!!lovely also the combo with orange!:)
    have a nice day dear!

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  26. Love the mix of colors! So feminine and fun!

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  27. I've been seeing a LOT of bright colored things lately, time to invest in some bold colored accent pieces!!

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  28. Gorgeous outfit. I was just about to ask you if that coat is too hot, but than ,you must be somewhere where it's winter now. Hope you had a nice New Year xxx

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  29. beautiful colors!! so chic boots and blazer!!
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  30. I love the powder blue jackets, it looks gorgeous on you! Great post...as usual. ;)

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  31. I love this trend! Your coat is amazing x

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  32. Obsessed with this look! Love the colors you paired together!

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  33. Oh lovely!I love coats...and i'd like to have the violet one: it's amazing!
    Thank for your lovely words and happy new year!
    XOXOXO

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  34. I love that look ! It's fun with orange socks !

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  35. I love bright jackets! The are perfect antidote for the winter blues.

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  36. Love all the colour coats.live the style of the mustard one. I have so many coats, autumn and winter in ireland means you see people's coats more than their tops! Great post! Check out the new fur coat I'd added to my collection :)

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  37. Anna I am definitely a fan of your blog I love your style, your writing, your imagine, Thanks for great job. Happy New Year Sweetie.
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  38. Ooo I love all of those colored coats! Especially Lauren Conrad's and Ashley Greene's!

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  39. I love a good statement coat. I love yours, and the yellow one that Lauren Conrad has on!

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  40. So cute, love the setting of the pictures!

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  41. The orange socks with the light blue is such a striking color combination. It looks gorgeous on you!
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  42. love the colors you choose , and great accessories

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  43. These pictures are so cute of you. Love this post. And I think Nicole Riches coat is my favorite.

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  44. Love these statment jackets! I think I will buy a jacket in a BOLD colour on the Sales!!!!
    Nice post, the colour of your coat is SO nice:D

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  45. I love your blue coat! nice outfits

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  46. Omg I love this post. You have completely inspired me. Keep up the fab work my love.

    And Happy New Year

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  47. Gorgeous coat! I love bold statement colours.. my winter coats are black and navy.. I need to find a brighter spring jacket! :) x

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  48. I love your coat! That's too cute!

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  49. I have to get my hands on Lauren's jacket. That color is perfection. Great post.

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  50. Happy 2012! I love the idea of statement jackets!

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  51. Loving the light blue with a pop of orange!

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  52. I'm a sucker for color. And every single one of those coats are El Fabuloso!

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  53. I love Reese's pop of pink.
    Also love that you added leg warmers into the mix, super cute.

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  54. I just started following your blog and I love your outfits! I'm jealous... it's too cold here in Connecticut for all the cuteness of your outfits

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  55. love the bright colors. my fav is the blue Rag & Bone jacket.

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  56. I have to buy that pink jacket you suggested. Its gorgeous. I must say I luv your blue jacket as well. Always following your style.

    -Rou

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  57. Bright colour coats are beautiful. I have one in this style in royal blue and I love that coat.
    xoxo, Petra

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  58. love the fun bright socks!

    xo Nav
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  59. Happy 2012 dear. I wish that it brings you much happiness, success, prosperity and great fortune. Thats a beautiful coat, love the trend

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  60. These are such amazing pictures, colorful trenches are so cute! xoxo, Veena

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  61. Love it!! That color is just perfection!

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  62. Blue looks great on you girl!

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  63. Love the coat and the orange socks are super cute!!

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  64. Yah, I'll take one bow ring and a pair of orange knee highs. Thanks!

    Christina

    http://becauseofmadalene.blogspot.com/

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  65. I love bright jackets like this that make you stand out in a crowd! Definitely need them at the moment in the plummeting temperatures in Paris!
    Happy New Year hun :)

    Emma xxx

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  66. That jacket is to die for! And I am in love with the boots! I think a statement jacket definitely makes the dreary winter SO much brighter :)

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  67. You look amazing, doll. Great post.

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  68. Cute coat! I have a peacoat in a raspberry color... its my favorite one to wear to add some color to an otherwise dreary day. I also love your orange socks :)

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  69. loving everything about these jackets.

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  70. Ugh, I'm so sad that your Bar III coat is sold out. I was just about to buy it.

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  71. I ADORE statement coats. They totally help make an otherwise boring outfit. I've got lime green, plum, red...but I'm looking for another! Your baby blue one is gorg!

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  72. You and your socks...you have me addicted to knee highs now, I hope you know!! xo

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  73. Love the boots!

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  74. WOW! I love all your looks <3

    Can we follow one another?

    Love
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  75. I love how you added the flower to that coat. You always give me the best ideas. Gonna try that tomorrow.

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  76. Oh, beautiful coat, shoes, ring.. everything!! :-) u look great dear!

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  77. love your coat! it is such a pretty color!

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  78. so pretty dear..i love all the fun colours :) my fav is the coat from sarah jessica parker!

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  79. I'm seriously crushing on Anna Hodge's blue Bar III coat, ha ha! Seriously, I love that look the most; I also like Nicole Ritchie sunburst orange, Leighton Meester;'s shamrock green, & SJP's Amethyst trench.

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  80. Love it! And I love bold colored coats!

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  81. I saw that coat at Macy's this week! I love the color. Thanks for being an inspiration- I started my own blog because of the awesome outfits you post!
    Janie
    Dallasdivadiaries.com

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  82. PS- I also love the Marigold BB Melton Coat!! Ca-ute!

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  83. I love this post...such amazing colors. and u look gorg,as usual :0)

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  84. I love Lauren's coat too! I love how Leighton's is a cloat (Cloak/coat- I just made that up, ha ha). I'm not a huge fan of bulky coats -- but I do love coats for style; So I think Leighton's would be the most functional for me.

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  85. Love this outfit!! One of my faves you've posted- blue and orange- genius!!! Xo

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  86. you always have amazing post. Beautiful pictures

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  87. Love your outfit and your socks!

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  88. What a beautiful coat, and I love how you paired the coral knee highs with it. So bright and cheerful for a typically grey season!

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  89. ooh i want that green cape now!! great inspiration :) xx

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  90. I am dying for those shoes. SJP is definitely wearing my fave coat

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  91. this outfit is very new york city!

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  92. Perfect blue and orange colour pairing... rocking the knee highs as always, you look beautiful! You may like my own coat with statement necklace (worn over the top) on today's post :)

    Catherine x
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  93. love the color of your coat
    i have a pink coat i love to wear
    brett

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  94. My fav is Leighton Meester. xx

    Jess
    http://www.laceandfadedjeans.com/

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  95. The socks are ADORABLE!!! amazing outfit, the colors you used compliment each other perfectly.

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  96. Anna, Anna, Anna... Just when I convinced myself I don't need a colourful winter coat, you come rocking one like a supermodel ;) I need to consider getting one again :D But as mentioned, you look absolutely amazing - as usual, of course! ♥ xoxo

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  97. Love your outfit especially those adorable socks...


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  98. Oh my goodness just found your blog and love it! Your pictures are amazing! I have got to get a better camera! Mine take terrible photos and everyone blogging is putting me to shame but I am a college student! i am asking for one for graduation though this May! Glad to find ya! Check out my page. http://www.fashionatabargain.blogspot.com/

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  99. These coats are so cute. Not sure which colors my favorite. You are adorable. I hope I can find your Bar III coat. Love it, girl.

    Try to stop by my blog soon.
    -Olivia

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  100. Love the color of YOUR coat!!!!
    All of the coat you have shown are adorable and stylish all on their own!

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  101. i love the orange blue color combination!!! you look really cute in that coat!!

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  102. I have been wanting your Bar III coat since you wore it last. I'm in love with the color. Reece looks gorg in pink as well. Happy New Year sweetie

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  103. Oooo loving your look!!! And Bey's bright paired with leopard! Great post!

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  104. SJP and prego Beyonce all the way- both work color so well. Your orange socks/legwarmers are the cutest accessory!! Great ensemble once again!

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  105. Great post! Love a chic coat in a pretty color, I recently got a red one that I wanna wear everywhere! xo

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  106. I love these pretty coats! great trend!

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  107. love your outfit
    love the bright knee socks - cute cute

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  108. loving the wooly socks! i can't even imagine how cold you are - I'm sitting here in my bathers by the beach (in Australia) x

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  109. Love your coat!!!! I'd love for you to link up with me for Fashion Friday honey!!!! Check it out! Have a great weekend. Kori xoxo

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  110. I LOVE colored coats!! Sorry I haven't been here in a while to comment I've been so busy but I do adore your blog!!

    xo
    Sharon

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  111. I just love love love your outfit!! Great color combination :)


    Sandra
    Stop by - Where are my keys?

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  112. I love the color I love the socks!! SO cute!

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  113. personaly love orange/blue combo. you make it look so chic!

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  114. I absolutely love your bright leg warmers!

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  115. I love the flower on your coat! A lovely detail and I have to say that your blog is very inspirational :) I'll follow you.
    Veronika

    www.livinginwinterpeg.blogspot.com

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  116. Can I please have that wardrobe!? Love the colors :)

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  117. You look so pretty in that outfit!

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  118. So cute! I follow you pretty!

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  119. what gorgeous colors for winter. definitely beats the winter greys!

    xoxox,
    Ruvic
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  120. Amazing outfit, I love it ! !:)

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  121. I've always been a sucker for a pop of color!

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