We have officially reached the dull, gray days of winter in the northern half of the globe (and if you’re reading this from someplace warm and sunny, I’m jealous). And while it might seem easy to hibernate in black, gray and maybe some navy if you’re feeling adventurous, adding some tropical brights and rich jewel tones can be a good way to wake yourself up in the morning.
It’s impossible not to smile when you look down at a pair of bright yellow pumps, and these Brian Atwoods are gloriously goldenrod, not that juvenile school-bus yellow shade that’s sadly more typical for yellow accessories.
Nothing punctuates an all black outfit quite like a deep red, so try swapping your trusty black boots for a pair of red booties like these Rock and Republic numbers. As an added bonus, they would look fabulous with gray, deep blues and even winter whites and ivories as well.
Hot pink also looks fantastic with all the classic winter neutrals, and while this magenta ruffled silk blouse from Etro may be a splurge, it will brighten both your winter and summer ensembles for years to come.
Nothing is easier to wear than blue jeans, so trying something a bit brighter like this cobalt denim pair from Asos is an obvious way to add some life to a cold-weather look.
Last but not least, there’s something about vibrant grass green that just says spring, so carrying a bag in that hue is a daily reminder that winter will indeed be over soon. We like this kelly green shoulder bag from Marc by Marc Jacobs.
1. Brian Atwood Maniac Pumps, $755
2. Rock and Republic Danica Red Booties, $292.49
3. Etro Ruffled Sleeveless Blouse in Magenta, $2,160
4. ASOS Cobalt Blue Skinny Jeans #4, $36.71
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