Most people I know fall into one of two wardrobe categories: they always wear color or they live in neutrals. I fall somewhere in between, since I appreciate both looks and wear them often. Ever since the holidays ended, I’ve been drawn more and more to all of the bright, colorful styles I’ve been seeing in stores. January just might be the best time of year to trade a few of your classic neutrals for shades like poppy red, raspberry pink, and kelly green. Not only do they instantly brighten the dreariest weather days, they also feel like a positive and uplifting way to start a new year.
For an effortlessly chic, comfortable outfit to wear all month long, pair a bright sweater with your favorite pair of jeans. Opting for a style with a unique detail pulls this simple look together effortlessly—I love this oversized bow, this fair isle, this cable knit, and these confetti-esque stripes. For a dressier take on winter brights, midi skirts always look stunning and classic, especially styled with a sweater in the same shade. Pair this sweater with this skirt for a sophisticated, all-pink look, or this sweater and this skirt to step out in bold red.
Inspired to add brights to your winter wardrobe, but not ready to commit to a colorful sweater or dress quite yet? Bright accessories pop against neutral pieces to make a statement all their own. Try these rainbow heels with a black dress, this green bag with a camel turtleneck, this pink headband with an ivory coat, or these red flats with a gray sweater. Find more of my favorite pieces to brighten up your winter wardrobe below.