The recent Oscar’s red carpet was stacked with celebrities sporting jewel toned dresses; from bright red to deep cobalt, jewel tones have been renewed by modern styles. While pastels are still on trend, bolder jewel colors have been revitalized by recent runway shows like Versace’s ready-to-wear collection and the surge in ‘70s-inspired apparel.
Rocking color in the winter can be tough, especially when you may have closets stocked with enough black sweaters and jeans to last a lifetime. Statement pieces in bright colors can be a worthwhile investment, especially if they are in tones that are always in fashion during the colder months. This Fashionista’s caramel anorak parka is the perfect fall and winter color; this natural orange-yellow tone lets you stand out in a crowd! It’s both functional and fashionable, plus it brings warmth to her leather leggings and black Chelsea boots.
This look is comfortable and casual while looking together for either going to class, getting lunch or running errands. The deep purple, jewel blue and black blanket scarf tie the look together for warmth and a sense of winter-chic. Don’t fear a bit of color in the winter; jewel tones are the perfect mixture of subtle and illuminating for any gray day.
How To: Has purchasing a statement coat always been difficult to splurge on? Go for a more wardrobe neutral piece that’s still bright like this Fashionista’s. It’s easy to pair with other garments, but it’s still fun! Other colors to try are deep blues, army greens or a classic red.