Friday, 31 January 2020

Adding Color to Winter Outfits



A couple of weeks ago I featured a simple, monochromatic, mostly black outfit, see HERE.  This week I am adding some color back into the depths of these winter dark and cold days, especially where I live.  We had a fabulous run of weather over the Christmas break, yippee, but then we had a couple of weeks our harsh weather that made us all feel miserable, and now we are finally thawing but the sunshine hasn't returned just yet.  Oh well.    When days are short and we lack vitamin D, there is an innate response to dress in darker shades almost to blend in with the bleak conditions of the outdoors.  For us living here in Saskatchewan, winter is looooooong.  Long like, we won't be done with the cold/snow until May and sometimes well into May, so one has to add color to their life with FASHION!


This dress was gifted to me and I just never got around to featuring it here even though I took these photos in late fall.  Life.  This dress is super versatile and I've worn it multiple times since receiving it.  I've worn it with bare legs, pumps, flats, booties, leggings, and today, I've paired it up with a blanket scarf to add some laying and extra coziness to the look.  I just love how rust looks with my complexion and hair color.  Unfortunately Forever 21, where this dress came from,  is shutting its doors in Canada  but I am linking up a few very similar and inexpensive options options for you from  Old Navy  and Shein.  My coat is perfect for a mild winter day and it came from ThreadUp, a consignment online store, but here is a good wool option from Chickwish and it's on Sale!




Other ways to add some color to your winter outfits!!!!





1.  Bling, bling.  Add some jewelry and sparkle to your outfits, such as these Merlot H & B sparkle ball earrings that I am wearing, or this rose gold watch and  rose gold rhinestone hoop earrings from Guess.


2.  Scarfs, toques and mitts.  So many fun and inexpensive colors and patterns are available.  Check out this scarf  from Old Navy or this adorable leopard  toque from Belong Lifestyle.


3.  Cardigans & blazers.  Inexpensive and easy to style with dress pants, jeans, skirts or dresses. Check out this leopard print cardigan from Belong Lifestyle.


4.  Hair accessories.  Oh my goodness there are so many cute hair accessories out there currently that add a little pop of color to your outfits. Check out this pack of three headbands from Amazon.


5.  Shoes/booties.  This is something I love to see but I do feel that shoes are a pricier investment.  I have a few favorite colors of pumps and booties that I have added over the years such as burgundy, green, velvet blue, snakeskin and gold.  I love my snakeskin booties from The Bay.


What are your favorite ways to add color during the winter months?



17 comments:

  1. Such a cute dress! I love the idea of adding pops of color in the winter. I tend to gravitate towards muted colors and classic darks, but it's always fun to work in some color. Hope you have a great weekend! Sierra Beautifully Candid

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    1. Thank you. It's true, winter days just tend to make us feel less peppy and so we dress to reflect the shorter days and hibernation 😆

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  2. That dress is so cute on you and I love the color! It definitely brightens up a grey winter day! Snow into May? That is such a long winter!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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    1. Hahaha. It's is a very long winter. I am always so jelous of all the spring fashion while we are still sporting our mild winter gear 😆

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  3. That is such a cute rust dress on you! I really need to add some rust to my wardrobe! :) I like the mix of tartans with the scarf and coat too!

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. Thanks. It's such an easy color and dress to layer ND play with textures with. I am actually thrilled with it. Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  4. Oh, I love that dress. What a pretty color. And I think shirt dresses are about my favorites. Wore my blankets scarves more this winter than I ever have. Used them almost like a wrap at times. You sure have great legs, girl!! Should be showing them off all the time in dresses!!

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    1. I got really into my blanket scarves last year too and just kept pairing them up with everything! This is my very first shirt dress EVER! hahaha.

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  5. First of all I LOVE that color of your dress. Its such a good fall / winter color!!! You can add so much with it. Bring on ALL the plaids!

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    1. I totally agree with you. I never knew that rust could pair up so well with so many different color combinations! I guess you truly never know until you try something new.

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  6. Rust is one of my favorites as well. Here in Aggieland it's often frowned upon becuase it's the rival teams colors lol. You look great in this color though!!

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    1. I never new it was one of my favorites but I think it works with lots of different color combinations. I see why it's a little problematic for you though. LOL

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  7. That dress is a great way to add some spicy color on a cold, dreary day! You'd brighten up any room for sure! So glad you linked up with us on the Style Six today!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Yes to the spice. Thats exactly the perfect way to describe it. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  8. What a fabulous combination, Bo! I love double plaid and both your scarf and coat are so gorgeous! And that mustardy color of your dress looks so great on you! Thanks for linking up.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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