Winter Outfit Idea: Start with a Colorful Plaid Coat!

Most of us approach dreaming up fresh and exciting winter outfit ideas the same way. We start by thinking about dark winter-colored clothing that we can mix and match. Then, we focus on creating our indoor outfits before considering our outerwear. But what if you switched that up?

long plaid coat

What if you experimented with color and your outdoor wear inspired your indoor wear? Today, I’m sharing how my love for a colorful, plaid winter coat inspired a chic winter outfit.

plaid stadium coat


Although it’s freezing outside, and we are months away from Memorial Day, this patriotic red, white, and blue women’s plaid coat got me thinking, why not? Winter can be pretty dreary, and I’ve had enough dark winter coats. This colorful stadium coat is refreshing, and the bright mix of colors makes it artsy and youthful-looking.


plaid stadium coat

I love how modern this jacket is. The sleek, streamlined shape and no-button front with a hidden zipper make it look chic.



It’s also ribbed knit trim at the collar and cuffs, a friendly, sporty touch that means you don’t need a scarf. The simple shape sold me. If you wear anything with a colorful pattern, keep the cut and details of the garment understated for the most elegant look. You only want a little color and pattern clashing with many other stuff if that is the vibe you are going for. A solid-colored red sweater like this one  is cheerful

plaid winter coat


This rule also applies to how I styled the outfit that goes with the coat. I kept everything else bare since the skin was bright with a bold, busy pattern. I paired the coat with a plain red sweater, black pants, tall black boots, and a black bag. This way, the focus is mainly on the skin.

Some may still find the red a touch too much for their style. If that is the case, you could also go with all black underneath, on top, and bottom. It would make the coat pop even more. Did I mention that I nearly froze my hands off on the day we shot this? They were white and numb, and my speech even started to slur. It was bitterly cold in Toronto last week, -8°C  (17°F)…..but it felt like -23°C (-9°F) !!! Such is the life of a blogger! (Lol!)

plaid winter coat womens

This coat has sold out, but I hope you pick up a couple of good-style nuggets and start with a colorful plaid coat and style around it.

I’d love you to send me a photo and show me how you styled yours!

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4 thoughts on “Winter Outfit Idea: Start with a Colorful Plaid Coat!

  1. Thanks for this post – I was wondering if it’s true to size. I never know whether to order an S or M at BR because I’m often in between…

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