Beat the Winter Blues: Injecting Color into Your Wardrobe

January 15, 2024 ยท by Andrea Long

Winter's icy grip might have you reaching for neutral tones on autopilot, but who says the coldest season has to be the dullest? Banish the beige and embrace the bold! Adding a pop of color to your winter wardrobe is a surefire way to boost your mood, stand out from the crowd, and inject some much-needed vibrancy into the dreary days. So, ditch the drab and dive into these color-infused tips:

1. Statement Coats:

Let your outerwear do the talking! A vibrant coat is the easiest way to add a splash of color to any outfit. Think emerald green peacoats, sunshine yellow puffers, or a classic cherry red wool coat. Don't shy away from bold patterns either โ€“ a houndstooth or plaid coat in unexpected hues can make a real statement.

2. Layering with Color:

Winter is all about layering, so why not make it colorful? Swap your usual black turtleneck for a rich burgundy or cobalt blue. Layer a chunky knit in mustard yellow under a neutral blazer. Play with textures and patterns too โ€“ a floral print scarf peeking out from under a cable-knit sweater adds a touch of whimsy.

Pictured: At London Station blazer & skirt | With Love Blouse in mint

3. Accessorize with Flair:

Accessories are the unsung heroes of colorful winter dressing. A chunky headband in a statement color, a pair of ankle boots in a bright hue, or a brightly patterned scarf can instantly transform an outfit. Don't forget about bags and hats โ€“ a pop of color on these winter essentials can go a long way.

Pictured: Biltmore Beauty Headband

4. Don't Forget the Power of Monochrome:

Who says color blocking is the only way to play? Embracing a single color head-to-toe can be incredibly chic and sophisticated. Opt for deep jewel tones like emerald green, sapphire blue, or plum purple for a luxurious look. Or, keep it light and airy with blush pink, lavender, mint green, or rich cream.

Pictured: Find Me at the Fireplace top & skirt

5. Start Small:

If you're new to injecting color into your winter wardrobe, start small. Add a pop of color with a pair of brightly colored gloves, a patterned beanie, or even just a pair of statement socks. As you get more comfortable, you can gradually incorporate bolder pieces.

Remember, the key to adding color to your winter wardrobe is to have fun and embrace your personal style! Don't be afraid to experiment with different colors, textures, and patterns. The most important thing is to feel confident and vibrant in your clothes. So, step out of your comfort zone and let your colors shine!

Bonus Tip: When choosing colors for your winter wardrobe, consider your skin tone and what flatters you most. Cool tones like blues and purples tend to look better on cooler skin tones, while warm tones like yellows and oranges work well with warmer skin tones. But really, the most important rule is to wear what makes you feel good!

I hope this blog post inspires you to add a touch of color to your winter wardrobe and chase away the winter blues!

Andrea Long

About Andrea Long

Andrea Long is editor and manager of The Dainty Jewell's Blog. She is also a Registered Nurse turned stay-at-home mom of 2 precious boys. Her life is full of adventure as she travels with her evangelist husband and little ones in a "tiny home on wheels". She enjoys finding ways to decorate her small space, time with her family, a good book, a strong cup of coffee, and as much time at her piano as possible. Andrea considers herself very blessed to live this life for her Faithful Friend. Follow Andrea on Instagram @andreagrindlelong.