Style Advice of the Week

During the cold winter months it is easy to get stuck wearing the same colors: black, gray and more black. I am an enthusiast for darker colors myself, but throughout the winter it is very easy for outfits to become a little dreary, and not to mention boring. Don’t want to give up wearing black? Me neither, but never fear! Simply follow this Fashionista’s look and you too can make dark just a little more daring.

This Fashionista’s outfit is mostly made up of darker colors. Her skirt, tights and coat are all black; however, the pop of her orange sweater brightens up her look, adding warmth as well as bringing life to the outfit. She also sports a beautiful black and white tweed coat—a very stylish way to stay cozy in the freezing Montana winter. The combined colors and texture of this coat add interest to her outfit, steering away from what could be a dreary look.

This week’s Fashionista finishes her look off with brown leather boots—the perfect choice of footwear throughout the cooler months. She also accessorizes with a camel colored leather purse, which goes well with her boots yet isn’t too “matchy matchy.” Earth tones are a great way to warm up the tone of your look during the wintertime.

To achieve this Fashionista’s look is simple: add some color where it is lacking and layer up with different textures. Unsure what to pair with your gray cashmere sweater? Throw on a cobalt blue skater skirt and a statement necklace to add some interest. Wearing black skinny jeans to class today? Layer an oversized knit cardigan over your look and a rusty red infinity scarf to waken up the monotonous January landscape.

When you find yourself reaching into your wardrobe for even more black, why not opt for a more colorful piece instead? Whether it’s an accessory or the main element in your outfit, adding a pop of color is sure to spice up your look. Besides, everything goes with black, right?


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