Winter is just around the corner, and that means dressing for the colder weather. But switching from summer shorts, and then transitioning from your autumn attire to warmer wear, doesn’t mean you’ll be sacrificing fashion. Color is an essential aspect of this season’s winter fashion. For the colder seasons, it is important to note that autumn and winter colors are not as bright as the colors for spring and summer. Softer and neutral colors, such as brown, black, navy/midnight blue, grays, cream, and caramel are usually preferred by designers around this time. In addition to the basic colors, however, for this fall and winter season, more eye-popping hues like crimson red, orange, and pale blue, and other jewel tones have been trending the runway and wardrobes of the fashion-conscious . Many designers have proposed the brighter colors to warm up the cold season in their fashion clothing lines. Mixing and matching these hues with neutrals and other textures are also trending this upcoming winter season.
Fashion designers and wearers never tire of neutral colors. Neutral colors are versatile, and can be easily combined, mixed, and matched with other neutral hues, or even the more enlivening hues this season. Black is the best, most flattering neutral, due to the way it slims any figure and body type. It’s classic, chic, and sophisticated. Black dates back to the post-war period, where the revolutionary Little Black Dress (LBD) emerged, now an essential and timeless piece to every woman’s wardrobe. Not only versatile but can be transformed and spruced instantly up with fashion accessories. It’s the simplest, elegant piece that any woman can pull together without much effort.
Navy Blue is also a safe color that is rich and vibrant enough to wear: to the office, out to brunch, after-work-events, and parties.
White goes with just about every color in the color spectrum, both a complimentary contrast, and simply sweet on its own. Designers have used winter white alone to make a softer statement for the holiday season. Opting for a more cream, beige, or nude color this season is a must. Mixing white with other jewel tones will make a splash during the wintertime.
Combinations and color harmonies are important this season. Mixing colors and textures are a must. Try mixing the normal neutrals with the brighter hues. Mustard yellow is definite “in” this season, as are violet purples and plums, forest green, and other jewel tones. So play, have fun, and don’t be afraid to mix it up!