Each morning, Fashionistos like you check their weather apps to plan their daily wardrobes. However, the weather this winter has definitely been on some other level. It is not uncommon to see one day to be 50 degrees and 18 degrees on another! Unfortunately, it seems that global warming is finally catching up with us. It’s that awkward time of the year when you don’t know which fabrics and colors to keep in your closet and which ones to tuck away in storage. Now that it’s February, it’s definitely acceptable to start mixing your spring season colors and fabrics with your winter ones. This winter, different and striking is the new black, and Mr. Marc Jacobs himself agrees: “I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect—they are much more interesting.”
Let’s face it, though—this winter 50 shades of gray are outdated. Check out a full color palette instead. Colored pants are this year’s staple clothing item and can be mixed with all sorts of color hues. A good example would be this trendsetter’s outfit. I caught him walking outside of the campus coffee shop and asked him about his well-played wardrobe choices. This week, he mixed and matched bright green pants with fall jewel tones. Aware of the 2013 color trends, this Fashionisto purposefully wore this intricately patterned, jewel-toned scarf along with jade green pants. He knew how to tone down his look for class by wearing neutral brown vintage boots from Russell & Bromley and a puffy winter jacket from Moncler.
There you have it, global warming (while horrible for the environment) helps us stay versatile in our wardrobe choices. Again, if the simple and ever so classy Marc Jacobs is a fan of spontaneity and surprise this season, we too should be confident in experimenting with unique color hues in 2013. Take note from this Fashionisto and incorporate colors in transitioning from winter to spring.
Hint: For more eye-catching outfits, try color blocking with the famous duo of red and blue. For example, pair red trousers with brown spectator shoes and a teal blue vest. If that’s not showstopping, I don’t know what is!