Colors For Winter
Winter Color Trends for the 2017/2018 Season
AS THE COLD WEATHER SETTLES UPON US, THOSE SUMMER WHITES AND PASTELS GET BURIED DEEP IN OUR CLOSETS IN FAVOR OF DEEP BROWNS, TANS AND BEIGES. DURING FALL, THIS MAY BE A WELCOME CHANGE AS THE EXHILARATING COOLER TEMPERATURES TAKE OVER, BUT BY THE TIME WINTER'S CHILL SETS IN, WE MAY FIND OURSELVES IN A BLAND COLOR RUT. WELL, NEVER FEAR. THIS YEAR'S TRENDS IN COLD WEATHER COLORS MAY OFFER SOME UNEXPECTED EXCITEMENT. READ ON TO FIND OUT WHAT COLORS YOU SHOLD BE SPORTING AS TEMPERATURES DROP.
Silver can be bold and modern or subtle and elegant. As part of the gray color family, it is technically a neutral, and can complement blacks, whites, denims and bold colors like reds, pinks and blues.
You can wear your silver boldly. Nothing beats a silver pair of jeans matched with a great sweater or take it down a notch with a cool tee. Silver also makes for jaw dropping evening wear and bridal dresses. Those of us who want to be a bit subtler can incorporate silver accessories like jewelry, shoes, purses and backpacks into more casual outfits.
For the winter you say? Absolutely we say! Pink doesn’t necessarily have to be the pastel tone we associate with eating ice cream on a summer day. Think deep raspberries and magentas, cherries and everything in between.
Think of pink when you are accessorizing. A pink scarf can really brighten up those winter grays. Accessorize with a pink statement necklace or put on a bright pink lipstick or blush. This is my favorite accessory for my winter look – a pink matte lip! Pink sweaters are cute and comfy while formal dresses are another great way to sport this flamboyant hue.
We’ve always known that navy was a dependable staple of any winter wardrobe, but this year, we’re knocking it out of the park with a royal blue. This color always pops but is versatile enough to wear for work or play.
When rockin’ this color, think of a structured, slender silhouette. Pencil skirts and fitted sweaters and dresses are great choices. You can also add an oversized royal blue purse to your outfit for a bold pop of color. Try a royal blue metallic and get ready to dance the night away.
We may be used to seeing deep burgundies and wines during the colder months, and, while these are still reliable staples, now we are talking about a real red, the kind you might see on a Rome apple or a candy cane. Red is a daring color but wearing it well can give off a cool and sophisticated vibe.
Red can add an exciting element to any outfit when you wear a bright red lipstick, sport crimson nails or add a cherry red purse. But this winter, red is dominating the runway. You can dare to go completely red with track suits, coats, knits, dresses and accessories. Red boots can also bring life to any cold, winter day.
Also, an unlikely pick...yellow isn’t just for pastels anymore! It can bring a splash of energy to a cold and hazy day. Think golds, buttery tones and mustards to heat up your winter looks.
Accessorize yellow with bright purses, statement jewelry pieces, nail polish and sunglasses. Brighten up an outfit with a yellow pencil skirt or pair of skinny jeans. Or wear yellow boldly by sporting a lemon dress or jacket. The tone makes a great complement to bold prints like polka dots or stripes.
Forget about those rust tones that were once deemed fall appropriate…let’s turn it up a bit with a full on orange! Orange is a surprisingly versatile tone since it compliments browns nicely. Tone it down with a burnt orange or add some excitement with a real orange tone.
Orange is often found and prints and can be played upon when paired with a great coat or jacket. If you’re feeling a bit more daring, it can also be a terrific tone for pants and sweaters. Winter trends invite you to think outside the box when adding this color to your palette.
The 2017-2018 winter season brings an element of surprise with bright, bold tones that we can play around with. Knowing how to incorporate these colors into a winter look can make for a sophisticated look that will shake away those cold weather blues.
How will you be brightening up your look this season?
Candice Simons, j'adore Detroit