If you're anything like me and feel as though you should try something a bit different in the winter coat department this year, how about going bright? For the first time, I plan to ignore the gorgeous cream macs and warm-looking dark winter coats, and buy something with a splash of colour instead.

Luckily, there are currently lots of gorgeous winter coats and jackets available to choose from. Above left is Oli's volume sleeve coat. Priced at £60 it's also available in camel, green and purple and is made from 75% wool. In the middle is the puff sleeve belted trench from Oasis. This is more expensive at £80, but if you're a fan of the style yet unsure of the colour, it's also available in black. The coat on the right is Miu Miu's double breasted peacoat in baby blue. At £625 from Net-a-Porter it isn't exactly cheap, but if you've got money to burn it really is a gorgeous colour.

Do you prefer your winter coats to be classic in colour, or would you rather make a splash?

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