This summer has been one of the hottest on record, but winter will be here before you know it. Soon it will be time to retire your strappy sandals for the season and turn to sturdier, cold weather-friendly footwear. But even though you’ll soon be swapping frolicking in the sun for trudging down slushy streets, you don’t have to dress as bleakly as the weather around you. Brighten up even the grayest day by adding a pop of color to your winter wardrobe.
Trends come and trends go, but one that just doesn’t seem to quit is color blocking. It’s no surprise that vivid colors remained in vogue all summer. Something about warm weather and sunshine just calls out for a vibrant snap of color. But even though temperatures will soon be dropping, fashionistas everywhere are still embracing stunningly colorful pieces to supplement their wardrobes.
Color blocking is not a new phenomenon. As early as the 1960s, designers were using clean geometric lines and boldly contrasting colors to ensure their clothes made a big visual impression. But until this year, it’s never been quite so fully embraced across all fashion walks of life. High end Gucci girls and budget-conscious H&M babes alike have a plethora of brightly-hued fashion options at the ready.
If you’ve resisted hopping onto the color blocking bandwagon until now, this is actually a tremendous time to start. As the season begins to change you can easily integrate bright new pieces into your newly unveiled winter wardrobe. And if you’re not sure where to begin, why not start from the feet up? Boots in bright hues will help you step into the snowy streets in high style. The Siri Knee High Boot by Miz Mooz would be a riveting addition to your shoe collection in any color. But the cherry red hue is a true showstopper and the button detailing down the side punches up the sleek silhouette even further. You’ll want to be sure to pair these stunning boots with warm woolen tights and a knee length skirt or even just zip them over your skinny jeans so not a single detail is hidden away.
For added color-blocking cred, contrast these boots with a killer trench in electric blue and grab an oversized mustard-colored leather purse. You’ll prove two things with this bold look: that there’s nothing basic about primary colors, and that winter can be decadent instead of dreary.
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