During the dead of winter, it’s hard to stay positive about school while the temperatures drop. Being a lover of black on black, I have a hard time thinking of new ways of incorporating color into my wardrobe. If you were to look into my closet you would see mostly neutrals. When I do add a pop of color to my look, it is normally through a bold lip color or a fun headband. So how does one add some color with clothes?

This Fashionisto did a great job of adding a splash of color to an otherwise monotone outfit with a vibrant orange shirt. Something as simple as a shirt can change an entire outfit. The addition of a funky bow tie and some killer shoes ties the entire ensemble together to create a Portland-worthy outfit. Appropriate for the weather, yet shows personality—exactly what we all strive for!

The best part about this look is that it is so simple to recreate. While picking what you are wearing for the day, swap out your normal black shirt for a colorful one. Or, for an even bolder look, pick some colorful pants or shoes. One simple change can affect the outfit completely. It may be hard to pick a time when it is appropriate to wear those colorful cigarette pants you have in the back of your closet, but keeping the rest of the outfit neutral can be a perfect chance to wear them.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “ I like to go for an outfit that looks good in any situation. I avoid wearing obviously impractical articles. And bow ties, always.”