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From Drab to Fab: How to Brighten Up Your Winter Attire

 

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If you think that your winter wardrobe must naturally be drab and neutral, do think again. There are plenty of wonderful ways you can brighten your attire, no matter how chilly it is outside. In the interest of keeping color alive during frigid winter months, we are pleased to present a few tips to take you from drab to fab.

Simply savvy ways to add color to your winter wardrobe

What’s your favorite bright color? Are you afraid to wear it to work because the boss prefers employees to wear staid, serious business suits? Buy a classic wool coat in a color that delights you, and wear it whenever you want to jazz up a neutral outfit and stay toasty warm, too. Invest in a cheerful handbag to add a pop of color to an otherwise dreary outfit, too, suggests Stylecaster magazine.

Go faux. Fake fur comes in a rainbow of colors these days, and always adds a surprising pop of color when it appears in winter months. Bright phony fur goes with just about any sort of outfit you can imagine. You’re only going to wear your colorful coat whilst going from here to there, anyway. Jump into an eye-opening, mood-lifting fake lynx, mink, or rabbit coat in a color that nobody expects.

Learn to knit or crochet. Browse stitchery stores to find a range of wild colors and make scarves, hats, and mittens while you’re watching TV or listening to music. You’ll enjoy the satisfaction of creation, and produce some colorful accessories that can make your winter wardrobe more colorful and cozy.

Beauteous boots

Uggs are dandy, but they’re by no means your only option where wintertime footwear is concerned. Aquatalia and La Canadienne offer an array of weatherproof boots, booties, and shoes that can stand up to winter weather and still look great, advise style gurus at Elle fashion magazine.

When you wear boots on a snowy day, pair them with super comfy women’s boot socks from BCS Boutique. Don’t be scared of color. Go for socks and leggings in wonderfully wild colors and feel those wintertime blahs go bye bye.

Psychology of color

Color is a more powerful force than you may realize. Color can affect your body as well as your mind. Although subjective, certain colors impact mood and energy. Tones from the red end of the spectrum tend to energize, while cool blues and ocean colors from the violet side of the rainbow have a tendency to calm. Those with warm skin tones may wish to wear oranges, yellows, browns, and warm reds. Girls with cool skin tones should fill their wintertime wardrobe with pale pinks, blue-greens, purples, blues, and blue-based reds.

If you’re reading this in the summertime, remember that it’s not too soon to start pulling together your wintertime wardrobe. Now’s a good time to take your wool coats and sweaters to the dry cleaner and make sure your winter boots are in good repair.

 

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