STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Rainbow Brights Meet Studded Details

Style Advice of the Week

During these dark, drab winter days it’s easy to get into a style rut; when everything outside your window — from the trees to the  sky — seems to be some shade of gray or brown, outfit choices seem to follow suit. Indeed, fall/winter runway lines are generally done in more somber hues than their more vibrant spring/summer and resort counterparts.

Though history tells us that shades like lemon yellow and bright turquoise are strictly summer colors, adding a pop of color to your winter wardrobe seems like a fun and unexpected update this season. After all, isn’t fashion about doing what’s unexpected?

This Fashionista, spotted in my hometown of Pittsburgh during this break, wears her bold, bright turquoise sweater over a sheer, white blouse, jeans and black riding boots. To achieve a similar look, try this fun waffle-knit version from Forever 21. If you’re feeling more girly, try a pink option from Madewell instead.

While the unexpected pop of color draws the eye in, her studded collar makes this outfit an absolute slam dunk. The embellished collar trend has been everywhere this season, and wearing it under a sweater is the perfect option for day. You can buy Melissa’s shirt with silver studs here at Forever 21, or try this gold-embellished blouse from Zara for a more subdued take on the trend. To channel your inner Zooey Deschanel, opt for a studded Peter Pan collar. Finish off the look with basic black jeans and black boots, like this Steve Madden equestrian style. Later you can remove the sweater and trade in your flat boots for a pair of bright pumps, and you’re instantly ready for an evening out!

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