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WHAT TO WEAR: Cold Weather

If you’re like me, January is about the time of season to get stuck in the dreaded winter wardrobe rut. Short days and chilly temperatures inevitably lead to conservative outfit choices—anyone else wearing puffy down coats and jeans on repeat? While it can be difficult to break from your winter weather uniform, let’s be honest: it’s a long season and there are only so many days in a row you can get away with wearing UGGs.

Luckily, this Fashionista provides us with some inspiration to rock your winter wear in style. I love this Fashionista’s vibrant take on a monochromatic winter look. She mixes several neutral tones to create a simple yet stylish look. This Fashionista wears a bold, belted statement coat in a dark camel color to start off her monochromatic look. She accessorizes with a complementing cross-body bag and wedge booties. To break up the repetition in color, she layers on a pair of black legwarmers. For the finishing touches (and a little extra warmth) she wraps a chunky knit scarf around her head.

As this Fashionista demonstrates, a monochromatic look is an easy way to freshen up your winter wardrobe. Follow her lead by mixing neutrals of the same color family, like a light gray coat, charcoal scarf and gray leather handbag. Be sure to break up the monochromatic effect with a contrasting color on bottom, like a pair of dark wash jeans. Don’t be afraid to switch up your look by combining pieces you already own in unexpected ways to make this winter a little more fashionable.

One Simple Change: This Fashionista’s look can easily be translated for a day spent studying in the library. By swapping out the wedge booties for low ankle boots and legwarmers for jeans, she’ll stay comfortable and warm.