Spotted on the Streets: Colorful Coats

An outerwear round up of Fairfield County fashionistas

Emily Rosnick of Southport takes a stroll in a purple wool coat


Though black outerwear is a stable for most winter wardrobes and why not, it goes with everything and won't show how few times you've been to the dry cleaner this season, sometimes taking the risk of investing in color can really pay off. I set out to find a few examples of colorful coats and their owners and this is what I found.

Melissa Post, co-founder of, was spotted in downtown Westport in this bright orange puffer. A down coat is essential for a New England winter and choosing a bold color such as this shows off a sporty sense of style.

Ann Kaiser, Senior Associate Editor for athome magazine, wore this peppy pink peacoat in Westport. Peacoats are a classic so choosing one in a lively shade will shake up any style.

Emily Rosnick, a Southport make up artist, was out for a wintery stroll in a purple wool coat. She accessorized this bright beauty with a pair of fur lined boots which not only kept her warm in the frigid temps but added texture to her look.

Laura O'Reilly, a student at Fairfield University, showed off her colorblocking skills with the green stunner layered over maroon pants and a black top.

 So as this icy winter drags on consider adding a bright and colorful coat to your outerwear rotation. It could be just the pick me up you need to add some cheer to your winter gear.

Gillian LibbyAfter years of working in fashion PR and some of the chicest boutiques in Manhattan, stylist and personal shopper Gillian Libby, knows the ins and outs of personal style. With a true dedication to being ahead of the curve, Gillian can asses your closet and help you cultivate new looks that will be truely your own. For more tips and style picks, follow Gillian's blog The Tonnish.

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Photograph Andrew Brucker Photography.



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