STYLE GURU STYLE: Warm Winter Colors

STYLE GURU STYLE: Warm Winter Colors

As winter brings along cold weather, the streets become flooded with people in dark coats. While winter fashion is usually saturated with cooler colors, all of the dark and dreary clothing seems to make my days drag. Color psychology affects our everyday lives, whether we are aware of it or not. Color influences our emotions and state of mind. Different colors are often utilized in advertisements to influence consumer behavior, in restaurants to promote the feeling of hunger, and many other situations. So if colors can impact people’s perceptions and feelings, why would we not use them to make positive impressions on those around us?

To combat all of the cool colors of winter, I made it my mission to start mixing warmer colors into my winter wardrobe. This outfit incorporates the colors of cream and pale pink. Cream is a neutral that is calm and relaxing. Pink resembles a feminine nature and love. These colors soften the mood in contrast to dark and heavy colors like black and navy. Although typically a spring/summer color, pink is trending for this fall and winter, ranging from fuchsia to blush.

I have a pink undertone to my skin and blonde hair so solid pale neutrals, like beige and pink, wash me out. To avoid this, I often wear these colors in a print, such as the bold leopard print on my sweater dress. For added warmth I layered the dress with a chunky pink cardigan. I chose to finish the look with black knee-high boots to match the print on my dress. My tall socks are also a fun way to achieve the look of an over-the-knee boot without having a pair in my closet.