4 Fresh Ways to Wear Color

Even those of us who live in warm-weather cities default to a seasonally black-and-grey wardrobe in the winter, but there’s something to be said for infusing some brighter colors into your uniform. (Think of it as an instant mood-lifter.) Here, get inspired by these simple, playful ways to incorporate color without going full-on summer.

Rainbow Bright

In the last few seasons, playful stripes have shown no signs of fading. We love the full spectrum of saturated stripes on this sweater (and its contrasting metallic collar), particularly when teamed with a preppy button-down, light denim, and a hot pink, color-blocked shoulder bag.

A Pop of Pink

A hero piece of outerwear can effortlessly transform just about any look. This minimalist pale pink coat adds a dose of femininity when worn with a pair of relaxed Carpenter-style jeans and tomboyish black-and-white brogues.

Winter Floral

An off-the-shoulder floral top is a cheerful antidote to the gloomy colors and shapeless silhouettes that dominate our cold-weather wardrobe. Pair with a fluted skirt and demure kitten heels for a failproof date-night look.

Primary Colors

Shrinking violets needn’t apply—this look is not for the color-averse. The bold, cobalt blue statement-maker (think of it as an alternative to a jumpsuit) is anchored by a raw denim jacket and simple patent sling-back heels. An embellished bag adds an extra bit of glamour.