I love monochromatic looks. They’re such a fun way to make a bold, bright statement, and dressing in the same color family makes it even easier to do. My secret to the perfect monochromatic look is to pick one or two colors (maximum) colors and dress around this theme. While the colors don’t have to be exact, the closer they are to each other, the better it will look. Alternatively, picking a color family like blues and blacks, for instance, and selecting different shades is another way to pull this off. I love wearing blue all year long, but there’s nothing quite like winter blues, like this puffer coat from Quince and this cashmere sweater and coordinating winter leggings.
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Decked out in all blues, I felt warm and comfortable in the snow. I’ve always struggled with the literal winter blues. Still, I’ve found that being dressed comfortably, pampering myself, and relaxing helps me get through the cold weather, as does staying active and traveling. If you feel the same way when the plants go to sleep for the season and everything is blanketed in snow, try dressing in warm layers in fun colors, and do something you love. It really helps – I promise!
I wrote about Quince here, and it’s a great place to score luxury clothing for less, like this super thick puffer jacket available in several colors. I’m wearing blue here with black accents. It’s very warm and so puffy and stylish. My headband is also handmade in Canada, and it’s so soft! It’s currently on sale at Saint Bernard, my new go-to for all of my adventuring needs. I love how soft and colorful their knit creations are.
My sweater is perhaps the most beautiful I own, from Frauenschuh, a great family-owned Austrian brand. It’s handmade and sustainably made as well. I love the bright orange threads that contrast perfectly with the bright blue ribbed sweater. It’s true to size, nice and thick, and so lovely. The winter leggings I’m wearing are also from Frauenschuh, and they are also true to size and exceptionally warm. I love these bright colors.
I’ve had these limited edition Hunter Boots since they came out years ago, and they’re still some of my favorites. They may be standard black rubber boots, but they have a beautiful, shiny metal face plate. They’re so unique and in the right light, they’re very reflective, which makes them even cooler. I like that these reflect the colors of this monochromatic look so lovely.
I’ve found that winter may mean less sunshine, fewer outdoor excursions, and an inability to garden, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult as it’s been for me in the past if I wear cute clothes and find something fun to do, like hiking, visiting art museums, trying new restaurants, reading, skiing, and taking time for myself to do all of the things around the house that I have been putting off. What are your favorite winter activities?