Yesterday we went to a plateau about an hour drive from our city to show this magnificent tourist spot to our guests. It´s only October but the temperature over there already requires a heavy-duty parka, at least for someone like me who has less tolerance to the cold.
The view is amazing despite the dark clouds and freezing temperature. However, because we had a baby with us, who was not feeling comfortable at the top of the mountain and was crying a lot, we couldn´t stay long. But to be honest, despite my warm and thick coat, I was also not feeling comfortable in there due to the cold.
Our trip reminds me that although it´s not officially winter yet, it´s time to bring out the thick, warm coats. The question is, how do we inject colors to our winter outfits so that we´re not wearing all black all the time?
Today let´s take a look at some subtle and not so subtle ways to inject bright or interesting colors to our winter ensembles.
- A black oversized jacket with a beige dress.
I have an oversized black jacket like this and it´s very cozy and comfortable to wear in cold days. I have it in black because, for obvious reasons, it´s versatile. A really great way to wear colors is to layer your black jacket over a beige knitted dress. Beige is a subtle color but the moment you throw black on it, it´s no longer muted. Finish the look with a pair of black ankle boots.
- An olive coat over layers of greens or orange.
A great alternative to black is olive. If this color flatters you, try to invest on a long olive green parka coat. Wear it over layers of mustard and chartreuse for a really rich punch of color green!
Alternatively, you can also layer your olive parka over an orange ensemble for an analogous mix with a fabulous accent of color.
- A dusty blue coat on denim.
If you want your winter coat to stand out in the crowd, a dusty sky blue parka coat will do just that. Notice how very few people wear this color. If you like wearing denim jeans in winter, this color will look great with your denim. You can wear contrast colors for your top such as red, orange and yellow for a nice pop of bright colors.
4. A storm blue bomber jacket on beige or pink outfit.
A colored jacket will work best for you if you´re into monochromatic outfits.
Notice how light and easy these colors are to the eyes? The beige, light pink and light blue are all soft shades but the light blue provides a subtle contrast to the otherwise muted colors. Use a color wheel when mixing and matching your colors.
5. A navy puffer jacket on denim.
You can also opt for a nice punch of navy. This color is propably safer to wear than the sky dust or light blue, but it also provides a good hint of color to your winter outfits. Worn with denim trousers and a bright top, you´ll have a casual winter look that´s not quick to forget.
- A bright yellow coat for a striking winter look.
No one is going to forget your winter looks if you´re going to wear this color!
You know the man with a yellow hat, the friend of George the monkey? Well, you´ll be known as the lady with a yellow coat. Worn with dark blue or black denim, your outfits will be a delight to behold on dark winter days. So why not invest on a yellow quilted parka for a change?
- A plum puffer for a feminine winter.
I have a jacket in similar shade of color and it happens to be my favorite go-to jacket for casual days. I like wearing it with light colors for a monochromatic look, usually with dirty white jogging pants and sneakers. I really like how feminine I look in light colors, pulled together by my neutral colored jacket.
But of course, you can also wear it with black or blue denim.
So these are the simple ways that you can brighten your winter, by wearing bright colored jackets and coats or by matching your dark colored coats with bright tops and dresses.