Beat The Winter Blues In Style

January 17, 2010 • Magazine

Beat The Winter Blues In Style

Beat The Winter Blues In Style

Sun, 2000-01-16 11:00

Jacqueline Zenn

Readers who live in Southern California, Florida or any other warm climate are fortunate enough to be unfamiliar with something those of us who live above the freeze line deal with every year – the mind-numbing winter blues that set in when the holidays end and the chilly gray days seem to drag on forever.

These are the days made for hot pink, electric blue and sparkly accessories in the day time. Never mind the holidays, the hazy days of winter are when you need that shot of glitter as a pick-me-up. Try these bold pieces and you’ll feel like a ray of sunshine.

Color: Try a little blue dress instead of typical black. You’ll stand out from the crowd in something like this BCBG frock – and don’t be afraid to pair it with equally colorful shoes, like a pair of red, fuchsia, or kelly green pumps.

Pattern: This Sonia Rykiel leopard print tee is anything but basic, and it would be perfect layering piece under this season’s boyfriend blazers and long cardigans.

Shine: There’s nothing like a burnished gunmetal snakeskin bag to punch up a boring outfit. The Ruthie hobo, available at Vivre, is the kind of bag you fall in love with instantly, but can carry forever because it’s the perfect mix of classic and edgy.

Sparkle: Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, but this season piles of chains topped off with crystals are a close second. Adding this Kenneth Cole necklace will make any simple top into something special.

Silhouette: Sometimes all it takes is a new shape to change your mood. This Geren Ford top would be amazing layered over a long sleeve tee until the weather warms up, and then it will be perfect with a pencil skirt and sandals.

Next time you feel like spring will never come, take a page from this list and put on something that makes you feel amazing.

1. BCBGMAXAZRIA Short-Sleeve Pleated Dress $178
2. Sonia By Sonia Rykiel Cotton Leopard Print T-Shirt $80
3. Beirn Large Gunmetal Ruthie Bag $495
4. Kenneth Cole New York Crystal Drop Chain Necklace $98
5. Geren Ford Ruffle Arm Tee $129

Image Layout: Tiffany Carlin

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