On The Prowl – How To Wear Color In the Winter: Day 2

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I’d like to say winter is still coming, but winter is here and seems to have lost track of its checkout time. Technically, it only started a few weeks ago, but I am already prepared to welcome the warmth and growth of spring with open arms. In the meantime, though, we might as well make the most of the frigid temperatures and show winter who’s boss by not getting stuck in the snow in boring colors.

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My first post discussing how to easily incorporate color into a winter wardrobe (start here) was a piece of cake–even for those who are not comfortable in color, especially in chilly weather–wearing all black and simply adding a few pops of one color. Mm-mm, not this time. We’re takin’ half of that cake.

For this outfit, I started with the coat. Though it is not a fun color, it is definitely a fun print. And it’s so popular right now! I mean, animal print is always popular with a certain audience, but many people, Snooki included, grow out of it at some point…others grow into it, like myself. Leopard coats, in particular, have been seen on bloggers everywhere this fall and winter. Check out The Cut’s dedicated article on them.

Similar Coats

The color to be paired with this coat needed to be subtle and feminine. I do love black with leopard, and red is a popular match, too, but I wanted a color less expected, less safe, and more delicate. A color to contrast the print without dominating, but enhancing. A sidekick color. I found this beautiful blush, peplum sweater in the back of my closet and thought it would be interesting enough, without looking totally ridiculous.

Similar Sweaters

To keep the look casual, I paired it with some of my favorite Joe’s Jeans, a faux fur and knit scarf I have worn religiously for the past three years (this one is the most similar I could find), a cute pair of winter-y lace-up booties, and my favorite–warmest ever–shearling Ugg gloves. The bag, to me, is a neutral and doesn’t fight the pattern of the coat, especially since it is in the same color scheme. This look is casual but fun, and pushes the boundaries (just a bit) by mixing trends like peplum and animal print.

Similar Jeans

Similar Booties

Purse (Pre-Owned, Like Mine)

How do you spice up your winter wardrobe? Keep an eye out for next week’s post–we’re going to eat the whole cake.

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