Raise your hand if winter causes you to fall victim to only wearing a spectrum of neutrals. (ME!) Even for someone in love with color as much as I am, I’ve found that my cold weather investment pieces–namely my coat and boots–are always neutral hues as to match with everything in my closet. If I’m not careful, however, the most innocent addition of basic jeans could cause my outfit to look uninspired.
So what’s my solution when I want to punch up these basics? Wear color everywhere else!
This look incorporates my favorite neutral investment pieces (a charcoal wool coat from Sportmax and black leather booties from Madewell) and mixes in color pops from head to toe.
Since I live in New York City, my coat is on about 70% of the time from November through March, which means that wearing a colorful sweater is basically irrelevant. Here I went neutral on top and stuck to bright trousers, which can be seen both out- and indoors.
Stylish trousers often have an ankle crop so tastefully patterned socks, like this navy plaid pair, are in order. The black leather investment booties prevent the look from becoming too clown-like.
You can’t face the cold without a warm hat, so a fun beanie is a winter staple for me. This neon yellow guy is my go-to, having proved to be surprisingly versatile and a fool-proof match with my charcoal coat.
Last, an iridescent clutch and bright coral lip are easy additions that make this outfit feel anything but boring.
peace, love & neon,
< photos by the amazing becca siegel photo >