In the frigid cold, it is easy to conform to our comrades’ wardrobes and sport all black. After all, it expresses our attitude toward this unbearable weather. Contrary to popular belief, winter is not the time to be monotonous with your color palette. One vivid hue, such as mustard, is enough to brighten up any outfit.

Mustard was all over the runways for the fall 2014 season. Between Gucci’s sleek, sexy mustard dresses and Carven’s tailored mustard skirt suits, the color made a statement while still evoking demureness.

I found a Fashionista who chose a mustard yellow jacket to top off her more neutral ensemble. The jacket was a boucle knit peacoat in a loose-fitting style. The Fashionista maintained its relaxed vibe by wearing it open and letting her outfit peek through. My favorite part about the jacket was its unique belt, which wrapped around the bottom, rather than the waist.

Under her peacoat, the Fashionista wore a romper, which added playfulness to her look. Its black and white polka-dot print makes it an undeniable classic. The Fashionista layered her romper over a pair of simple black tights, which made her look effortlessly chic while still being practical.

She then topped off her look with a trendy circle scarf, an essential when it is below 30 degrees. The scarf’s cable knit fabric kept her warm, while the crème color mimicked the polka-dots in the romper. The Fashionista then polished off her ensemble with some black boots. The ankle booties were sleek yet edgy enough to perfectly complement her casual downtown look.

If you are looking to add some pizzazz to your winter wardrobe, look no further than a mustard coat. Emulate this Fashionista’s look with a few pieces from your favorite stores.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Chunky knits and layers are my go-to cold-weather pieces.”