I’ll be the first to admit that when I wake up in the morning and look out my window to see nothing but unplowed sidewalks covered in snow, I tend to grab every black item in my closet and layer them on top of one another. (Sometimes this is just the best tactic.) Not only is it so much more work to put together a warm, yet colorful, on trend and matching ensemble, but sometimes this weather just warrants an “all-black” kind of mood. I mean, the sky is gray, so why can’t my outfit be, right? With that said, I give all the credit in the world to people who can put aside the dreariness of the weather and wear something bright and uplifting just for the sake of looking nice and feeling good.
This week I couldn’t help but notice this fabulous Fashionisto. His vibrant red pants really popped against the all white, snowy background that was our campus. I loved that even though the weather was cold, he still found it in himself to wear something warm; warm colors of course! Although his pants are clearly to focal point of his outfit, he managed to pair them perfectly with other pieces that complimented them without competing for attention. On top he is wearing a gray cable-knit sweater and a similarly colored pea coat. These items add visual interest with texture, while the pants do it with color. His look is completed with a much-needed pair of boots and a beige backpack, making this look both fabulous and functional.
So the next time that you find yourself reflecting the bland colors of the winter weather in your wardrobe, remember that there is more than one way to keep warm. Warm colors are a great way to brighten up both your outfit and your mood, even in the coldest and dreariest of weather.
Hint: Warm colors are not just for summer! Reds, oranges and yellows are great colors for winter outerwear. Try sporting a yellow bomber jacket and add some color to your own campus.