Because black-on-black-on-black is boring.
While most of us opt to wear darker tones by the time winter rolls around, style blogger Blair Eadie of Atlantic Pacific remains perched at the other end of the spectrum, favoring cozy fabrics in bright pops of color. Here, three of her go-to (and highly stealable) looks for the season.
Easiest pattern-mixing tip ever: Pair like with like. A bold black and white skirt plays nice with a single fat stripe on top. And see how the green handbag makes the lavender pop? 👌
Fossil Preston Flap Bag, $198, fossil.com; T by Alexander Wang Striped Distressed Sweater, $593, farfetch.com; Tibi Escalante Sriped Silk Full Skirt, $419, tibi.com; Jimmy Choo Attila Ballerinas, $639, farfetch.com
Don't just give up on the day with a homely old raincoat. Instead, preempt the precipitation in a pair of chic rain boots with a blazer in a similar shade. Add skinny jeans and a fuzzy turtleneck to keep yourself toasty (and dry!).
Hunter Original Six-Stitch Cable Boot Socks, $50, hunter.com; Hunter Original Tour Boots, $150, zappos.com; Fossil Bella Satchel Small, $248, fossil.com; Undercover Silk-Insert Roll-Neck Wool Sweater, $543, matchesfashion.com; Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Angelica Double-Breasted Wool-Blend Peacoat, $1,280, net-a-porter.com; Alexa Chung for AG Jeans, $255, net-a-porter.com
Trade your trusty black blazer for a cherry variation, and swap your favorite LBD for something in the pink family. (Yes, you can wear red and pink together!) The colorful combo brightens up even gray, gloomy days.
Marni Classic Skirt, $448, farfetch.com; Max Mara Franz Jacket, $883, matchesfashion.com; Fossil Monster Bag Charm, $48, fossil.com; Michael Kors Collection Cashmere Sweater, $895, net-a-porter.com; Fossil Preston Small Flap, $168, fossil.com