As the owner of a shamrock green coat myself, I personally attest to the wonders of a statement coat. When it’s cold out people aren’t able to see that really cute dress you have on or what have you, but what they can see is your coat.
Sure, wearing a large piece of bright material can be scary. If that’s the case for you, choose a pastel colored coat or one with an interesting pattern. Just mixing it up from the basic black or grey coat will make you stand out from the crowd.
I mean, isn’t that what fashion is all about–being able to stand out in a crowd?
(Photos are not my own; Originals can be found on my Sweet Style board)