STYLE GURU STYLE: Winter Blues

STYLE GURU STYLE: Winter Blues

Living in New England, I have experienced many freezing winters that seem to have no end. I dread the brutal weather every year, and having it be mid-February, I am more than ready to break out my summer wardrobe. However, to lift me out of my winter blues, I always look to fashion and I learn to have fun with the season through different style techniques.

One thing I do appreciate about the winter months is that dark colors, such as navy and black, emerge as a major color scheme in the fashion world. These colors coincide with the gloomy weather, making them a very appropriate shade to sport throughout the chilly season. These deep colors may not give the same effect as a cheery pink or yellow sweater would, but I do find that darker colors never fail to give off chic and conservative vibes. Think, how many people can you think of that look bad in the color black? Not many I bet. Black is the ultimate shade if you are aiming to portray class and style with a specific look.

Channeling my recent winter blues, I constructed this look pairing two prominent winter colors. The base of the outfit includes a simple short sleeve body suit worn with faded black jeans. To incorporate a bit of vibrancy to the outfit, I added a patterned Adidas track jacket. The details in the jacket, such as the white stripes running down the sleeve, add a great deal of texture to the once basic look. I continued the dark color scheme with leather high top converse complete with black laces. For one last special touch, I layered three choker necklaces and threw on some dusty pink shades, because every outfit could use a little bit of accessorizing!