Preppy Winter Brights

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Sweater: Gap (similar here); Scarf: Target (here); Pants: Old Navy (here, in Basil Pesto color); Boots: Mia (here); Bracelets: Stella & Dot (here) & Target (here)

In the midst of a cold & gloomy winter, a girl needs some color!! Often times people steer away from colorful pieces during the winter months, but I've never understood why. Color works as a great accent to other neutral pieces and brings a great pop to any ensemble! Plus, the right color can really bring out the beauty in your natural skin tone. Especially jewel tones, which are almost universally flattering.

Here I've paired my bright tomato-red sweater with some olive green skinnies, a plaid scarf, and riding boots for a casual, preppy look. When working with bright colors, here's the main thing to keep in mind: KEEP IT SIMPLE. Here, all of the pieces that I'm wearing are more classic, so it's easy to pull off a brighter color without being too over-the-top. For those of you stuck in yourt gray-black-beige comfort zone... Give some color a try!!