yellow sweater: gift (j. crew)
green tee: stolen from friend in college (without a tag)
jeans: j crew outlet
brogues (not oxfords!): steve madden
necklace: macy's in college
earrings: gift from C.
pink tee: j. crew outlet
scarf: streets of SF
hat: j. crew
boots: j. crew
Welcome to Part 2 of the Winter Style Project: playing with color. Wearing beautiful color combinations is an easy way to give a simple winter outfit (tee, sweater, jeans) more visual interest. Even if you are piling on the layers, a pop of color or interesting combinations will give even a simple silhouette more personality.
On Saturday, I paired a mustard yellow sweater in a super-warm cashmere with a moss green tee. I happen to love mustard yellow (do I sound like a broken record?)--it is bright without being noxious and it goes beautifully with a wide range of neutrals. Green and yellow are, of course, adjacent colors (like blue and purple, or red and orange), and especially in more muted hues, I think they go wonderfully together. I also love the way yellow pops against the typical winter color palette of dark brown, gray, and black. A big necklace finished off the look.
On Sunday, I worked with a range of pink colors. Pink is not a color I typically wear, but against a marigold and a coral, it looks more grown-up and thoughtful. This hat also brings cheer to a lot of my winter clothes, given that it's sometimes the only thing poking out into the cold from my giant coat (pictures forthcoming this week).
Have you been wearing brighter colors this winter, too? Or do you prefer to stick to dark colors when the weather is crummy? Speaking of crummy: anyone else heading into (or in the middle of) finals this week? I'm nearly finished with my doctoral coursework, so this is my penultimate finals week (at least, as a student)--yay!