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Winter Color Outfit Inspiration

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As most of you know, I’m a huge proponent of not shying away from color all year round, but from a practical standpoint, I completely understand that it may be challenging to do in the Winter months. Most New Yorkers prefer black over other colors in general, and definitely favor it when the weather gets colder as it’s easier to mix with, and gives a feeling of being put-together without much effort. While black is most definitely slimming, elegant and authoritative, it does have a tendency to look overly harsh and masculine, and sometimes comes across as devoid of creativity. In the Winter when daylight hours are so short, and inspiration is much needed to get through the day, having a pop of color in your wardrobe can actually go a long way in making you (and others around you) feel better and happier.
 
While as of late I’ve definitely been very attracted to neutrals and softer shades, like ivory, gray and brown, I still do my best to sprinkle some color in via outerwear and accessories even into my Winter looks. 
 
It’s very easy to lean on neutrals for accessories as well as we do wear our handbags, scarves, shoes and hats a lot in the Winter, but choosing to include unexpected shades and tones in those details can liven up your outfits and make them more exciting and fresh.
 
For today’s outfit, I chose to go with an ivory color as my base in this gorgeous Celeste Gal Meets Glam Fit-n-Flare dress, and accessorized it with two of my all-time favorite colors of salmon pink and dusty blue, using the concept of “linking” to coordinate them in my look. 
 
These Coclico booties have been in my closet for several seasons now, and I love how comfortable yet stylish they are. They’re definitely one of my go-to brands – both for myself and my client shopping; their shoes are made here in NYC, and their quality is truly superior, the leathers they choose as well as the designs stand out in their creativity and versatility.

I’ve had my eye on this Blank NYC Suede Moto Jacket from Anthropologie since the Spring, and when they had their Black Friday 30% off sale, I finally pulled the trigger and purchased it, even though it won’t be warm enough to really wear it for a few months still. Blank NYC is a moderately priced brand with good quality and unique modern designs, and this jacket is very flattering as it comes in at the waist and is tight through the body and sleeves with a bit of edge. And of course the color truly makes it a statement piece.

As a finishing touch, I chose my new wardrobe splurge (also from Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales) – a Mark Cross Benchley Bag in Salmon Pink. I saw it on a huge sale on SAKS.com and had to have it (sold out unfortunately, but I found a few similar ones — see below). It’s classic and structured, with a bit of a vintage-y feel and a timeless shape. I was reading up about the company and was really impressed with their heritage (apparently, they were America’s first luxury leather goods company, originated in 1845), and was also curious to find out that they actually had a big comeback after they closed their doors in the 1990’s and resurrected in 2011. I love that their bags aren’t adorned with excessive branding, making them even more elegant. 

Hope this look inspires you to pull some colorful accessories and details into your looks for the Season. I would love to see the outfits you create adding some color to a basic neutral palette for Winter — please do share them on Instagram using hashtag #ModnitsaColor  – and I’ll be sure to repost them on my Insta Stories!

xo,

 
Dina - Image Consultant, Wardrobe Editor, Personal Shopper of Modnitsa Styling
GMG Mark Cross Modnitsa Styling
GMG Mark Cross Modnitsa Styling
 GMG Mark Cross Modnitsa Styling
GMG Mark Cross Modnitsa Styling
GMG Mark Cross Modnitsa Styling
GMG Mark Cross Modnitsa Styling
GMG Mark Cross Modnitsa Styling
GMG Mark Cross Modnitsa Styling
GMG Mark Cross Modnitsa Styling
GMG Mark Cross Modnitsa Styling

Photography by Leslie Moncada

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