Meet the Coat That Will Transform Your Winter Wardrobe

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Meet the Coat That Will Transform Your Winter Wardrobe
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One of my favorite pieces in my whole entire closet is a bright fuchsia coat that I bought at a vintage store in Paris with my roommate at the time (we effectively shared a wardrobe, so if we both liked something, we’d just split the price down the middle—it wasn’t a perfect plan, but it worked well enough). The coat is double-breasted, with shiny black buttons and a matching collar. It’s not exactly warm enough for New York winters, and there are slices in the lining where we ripped out the gigantic shoulder pads it came with, but I insist on wearing it right through February. Why? Well, amid a sea of black and gray, plus the occasional Park-Avenue brown mink, it’s nice to feel like a special flamingo—especially during the drudgery of a morning commute.

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Pink coats—be they bubblegum-pink puffers, blush bombers, or Pepto-pink shearlings—are one of the best antidotes to winter doldrums. Even if you’re otherwise sheathed head-to-toe in black (as I often am), when you put one on, your outfit is instantly energized. And sure, the traditional thinking is that coats should be purchased in dark, go-with-everything shades because they tend to be the “investment pieces” of the season, but since we (that is, internet-fluent millennials) are treating pale pink as the new neutral, that should logically extend to outerwear, don’t you think?

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Below, shop 21 pink coats that will give your wardrobe new life this season—plus get inspiration on how to wear them.

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Sutton Coat, $268; at Reformation

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Faux Mink Coat, $795; at Thakoon

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Wool-Blend Coat, $129; at H&M

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The Fifi Bolero, $395; at Jocelyn

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Wilfred Poussin Bomber, $198; at Aritzia

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Amelda Coat, $399, at Club Monaco

Pink Velvet Robe Blazer, $152; at Pixie Market

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Moncler Daphne Quilted Puffer Coat, $990; at Neiman Marcus

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Pink Faux-Fur Coat, $108; at Missguided

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Chen Peng Pink Down Jacket, $920; at SSENSE

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Lookast Pink Oversized Pocket Coat, $268; at W Concept

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Perfect Pink Coat, $275; at & Other Stories

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Sies Marjan Shaggy Shearling Coat, $3,690; at Barneys New York

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Acne Brushed Wool-Cashmere Melton Belted Coat, $1,300; at Barneys New York

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Helmut Lang Oversize Cape Coat, $1,549; at Farfetch

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T Tahari Paige Faux Fur Trimmed Coat, $179; at Gilt

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Nagai Star Down Jacket, $625; at Kenzo

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Fuzzy Coat, $1,295; at Lisa Perry

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Pockets Wool Coat, $129.99; at Mango

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Lovers + Friends x Revolve Mia Faux Fur Jacket, $278; at Revolve

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J.O.A. Moto Jacket, $145; at Shopbop

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