Donning head-to-toe black may be the easiest way to look chic in a flash, but it does have a tendency to feel a bit grim. (Then again, these cold weather months do sort of feel like a funeral.) We won’t lie: we’re pretty cautious when it comes to playing with color, but Gwen Stefani just might be the one we need to get us out of our rut.

The 44-year-old superstar recently stepped out in a technicolor coat, which she threw over dark denim and a baggy black shirt. The marigold shade added a much-needed jolt to an otherwise somber ensemble, proving once again why she’s been our style crush for nearly twenty years! (Now if only she’d have a baby girl to pass her wardrobe down to!)

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