January 21st, 2016 at 2:10am

During the winter months we all want to look our best, but those extra cookies and layers of clothing can leave you feeling less than chic. Instead of giving up your style for comfort, find a balance with some new trends, such as capes, Athleisure, fur accents, ponchos, turtlenecks or even statement shoes.

This Fashionista is making a bold color statement with a monochromatic look. In fashion terms, monochromatic means wearing separates of one color that have different textures or similar shades of that color to create an overall toned look. Figuring out how to pull off a single-hue style could be your ultimate chic statement this winter. Wearing multiple layers of textures and shades of a specific color adds depth to an outfit while allowing you to choose what parts of your body you play up and which parts you hide.

A brightly colored coat is a must-have jacket this winter. This can do everything from being the pop of color in your all black wardrobe to acting as a wingman for your red lipstick. At first it may seem impractical, but choose one of your most flattering hues and you’ll never want to take it off (trust me). This gorgeous Fashionista chose different shades of maroon that make her red hair pop. She opted for a deep-toned coat with wool texture, paired with a light maroon turtleneck, which is the perfect combination for pulling off this monochromatic look.

You always need your basic fashion pieces such as comfortable pants, the go-to purse and a warm, stylish coat. While stocking up on the basics can get boring, but it doesn’t have to be. Try out different details that are trendy this winter to make those basics pop. Exposed zippers are the perfect way to do this; whether it’s on a mini dress or a pair of leggings, zippers are where it’s at.

One Simple Change: Take this causal day look to a formal night out by replacing the light maroon turtleneck with a flowy blouse and a statement necklace.