Add pops of colors to a gray day
When the weather is lousy, the sky is gray, the landscape is snow-white, color is very appreciated. To lift the mood of the people around me and my own mood I like to wear some color on those days. Most of my winter dresses are in neutral colors. The sheath in today’s look is the dress with the brightest color in my closet. I not only love its bright color, but also how the neckline is cut.
Example how to color block
Here I paired my purple sheath with my green cashmere turtleneck sweater and fuchsia bag that my husband gave me on our wedding anniversary this summer. This color combination works because green and blue are neighbored colors and fuchsia is on the opposite side of the color wheel. To ground the colors, I chose gray tights as it is more unexpected than the standard black. The gray Vince Camuto suede knee-high boots lengthen the legs. Since they are slouchy, they give the outfit a little casual twist.
Don’t forget to consider your outfit when wearing outerwear
To not get cold outside I wore a fur jacket and a vintage leather beret. I like to wear berets when it is not yet so cold that I would get cold ears when I stay outside for 20 minutes or so. Thus, as long as there is no wind, it is dry, and the temperature is above 10F (-12.2oC), and I know that I will not be outside for a long time, I like to wear stylish berets in winter. They protect my upper head, and do not “impair” the hearing.
When rainy days kill you mood, you may enjoy reading my 6 easy tricks for improved mood on rainy days.
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Photos: G. Kramm
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