A Dose of Color for the Dark Days of Winter

With the hustle and bustle of holiday celebrations behind me, it’s all too easy to look at the months ahead as a dark and dreary passageway to spring. But why should I settle for neutral shades and let spring and summer have all the fun? This year, I’ve resolved to give my January and February wardrobe a much needed dose of color!

Transforming a summery dress for winter is surprisingly simple, and adding color to an outfit is just as easy. Inspired by the pops of tangerine and blush tones seen on the Spring 2012 runways, I picked the Down by the Sorbet Dress and used navy blue as a base color. Top it all off with a cozy scarf, and you have a look that will be sure to brighten up the cold days ahead.

DRESS - Down by the Sorbet Dress
NECKLACE - Double Time Necklace
BELT- Here I Bow Again Belt
SCARF - Crinkle in Time Scarf
EARRINGS - Oval and Oval Again Earrings
SHOES- Always in the Front Flat
COAT - Minneapolis Marvel Coat
TIGHTS - Tights for Every Occasion in Navy

About Julie O.

As a child, Julie terrorized her mother by dreaming up a line of shrink-wrap clothing, styling outfits inspired by Hair, The Musical, and stealing Vogues from the laundromat. While shrink-wrap is no longer a style staple, Julie never lost her love for fashion. When she’s not writing for ModCloth, Julie can be found on her blog, Orchid Grey.

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4 Responses to A Dose of Color for the Dark Days of Winter

  1. Amy 01/09/2012 at 1:17 pm #

    I wish the dark days of winter were over *snifffles*.. then I can wear all the pretty dresses I have got from here *sniffles*…. and wear pretty little pumps *sniffles*….

    But yes lots of colour to defy the grimness of winter…! Loving the look

  2. Cindy (ModCloth) 01/09/2012 at 4:19 pm #

    So cheerful, and it would stand out so well against some snowy scenery!

  3. Lauren Helen 01/09/2012 at 4:54 pm #

    Such a cheerful combination of colours!

  4. PostMuse 01/29/2012 at 10:16 am #

    I love this ensemble! The orangey red and navy are a wonderful combination, especially when life ’round here still runs to yellow and black.

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