5 Fresh Colors to Warm Up Your Midwinter Wardrobe

5 Fresh Colors to Warm Up Your Midwinter Wardrobe

December 21, 2018

When dressing for the long months of midwinter, you might be tempted to take your cues from the world outside and stick to stark colors like classic black, cool grey, and icy blue. While these shades are timeless options for winter dressing, they can leave you feeling a little cold when it comes to style inspiration. This year, we’re taking a fresh approach to dressing for the colder months with a cozy winter palette that banishes black to the back of the closet. Read on to discover five on-trend shades that we’re using to warm up our wardrobe this winter.

Living Coral: It’s impossible to talk about color trends without mentioning the most important one of all: Pantone’s Color of the Year. For 2019, the honor went to Living Coral, which is described as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.” That translates to a welcoming pink that’s perfect for cozy pieces. Pick up a coral cardigan, hat, or scarf to show off your trendy side this winter.

Winter White: The “no white after Labor Day” rule is a thing of the past, but wearing white during winter can still feel like a fashion challenge. How can you translate the crisp cotton dresses and clean white jeans of summer into the colder months? When wearing this snowy shade in winter, take a slightly warmer approach with off-white hues and highly textured fabrics. We love the look of creamy white pieces in chunky corduroy, intricate lace, or fuzzy yarn.

Marigold Yellow: Shades of yellow popped up on countless designer runways for Spring 2019, ranging from soft buttercup to vivid neon. Though you might want to save bright yellow for spring, you can dive into this trend early by adding rich shades of golden yellow to your winter wardrobe. This luxurious color is especially striking for the season’s formal events—imagine how beautifully a golden gown would stand out in a sea of wintry black!

Burnt Orange: Like marigold yellow, burnt orange made a major runway splash in recent seasons, popping up in countless collections for Fall/Winter 2018. Embrace this earthy hue in combination with warm-toned neutrals, like winter white and camel, for a sophisticated look with an invigorating splash of color. (P.S. If you’re concerned that orange may be unflattering for your skin tone, try wearing it in pieces away from the face, like a pair of soft wool pants or a chic suede handbag.)

Classic Camel: Our final color for a winter warm-up comes in the form of a sophisticated neutral: camel. This cozy beige hue saw a resurgence on winter runways, and its timeless appeal lies in its versatility. Camel pairs beautifully with almost every warm winter shade—including the four above—and adds soft contrast when paired with a sleek black ensemble. Invest in a piece of camel outerwear, like a wool coat or flowy poncho, for a staple that you’ll turn to season after season.

Which colors are you planning to add to your winter wardrobe? Share your style inspiration in the comments!

 



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