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  • Jewel Tones: A Guide to Winter Colors

    January 02, 2019 5 min read

    During cold and dreary weather, dark neutral colors like black and charcoal gray become very popular. While we love these classic looks, we think winter wardrobes should be more colorful! So, what are winter colors? Whether you’re looking for a stunning party dress or just want a cute outfit to wear during a staycation, jewel tones are the perfect colors for winter fashion! This guide will help you find a new favorite shade to rock this season. We will cover ruby, sapphire, topaz, emerald, amethyst, and turquoise gemstone colors, as well as color combinations and styling tips. We love the elegance of these deep tones, especially because they look good on everyone! Stand out from the snow in these vibrant, richly saturated colors.

    What are Winter Colors?

    Ruby: Burgundy

    Burgundy, a dark red color, reminds us of rubies and romance! It’s so easy to fall in love with this color, especially during the winter months. Burgundy adds a bold yet feminine touch to any look! If you want to create dreamy and romantic outfits this winter, try combining burgundy shades with blush pinks, mauve purples, and deep wine colors. For more inspiration, check out our new Heartwarming Hues collection!

    Sapphire: Navy

    Navy blue is a classic winter color! Much like sapphires themselves, navy clothing is timeless and versatile. Navy is always a popular neutral on the runway during fall and winter, and we can see why! It's so easy to add depth and color to any outfit with just a few navy blue staple pieces. Try styling a dark navy blue sweater with light wash jeans and sneakers for a cool everyday outfit!

    Topaz: Mustard

    Whether you call it topaz, golden-yellow, or mustard, this dark yellow color is always in style! Pair your favorite mustard yellow pieces from fall with the darker neutral shades that get so popular in the wintertime. The warm hue of mustard yellow adds the perfect touch to any winter wardrobe. Try styling your favorite mustard yellow sweater with gray skinny jeans and ankle boots!

    Emerald: Forest Green

    Forest green is our favorite winter color! It evokes imagery of emeralds and evergreens, and it can take any outfit from basic to breathtaking. Whether you're looking for some staple pieces to add to your wardrobe or hoping to find the perfect party dress, we recommend choosing forest green as your signature shade this season!

    Amethyst: Purple

    Purple is the perfect color for winter! Deep wine and plum shades have been so trendy this season, and many designers paired these darker shades with brighter lilac and amethyst colors on the runway. Purple is a cooler tone color that can still add warmth and femininity to any outfit. One of our favorite things about purple is that it pairs beautifully with other jewel tone colors!

    Turquoise: Teal

    Teal was one of the most popular colors on the fashion runway this season, and we think every girl needs this shade in her winter wardrobe! Teal is a cool and sophisticated color with shades ranging from light turquoise blues to deep teal greens. Try replacing your basic charcoal gray sweater with a dark teal sweater this winter for a fresh look!

    Our Favorite Winter Color Combinations

    Burgundy and White

    Combine burgundy, white, and gold for a classic wintery look! Wear a white turtleneck under our Velvet Wishes Burgundy Dress and style with gold statement earrings for a New Year’s Eve party outfit, or check out our Posh Pomegranate Boyfriend Sweater that features the cutest red and white striped pattern!

    Navy and Gray

    Pair navy with white, gray, and silver accents for that perfect wintertime look. Our Set Yourself Free Navy Cardigan is a perfect combo of navy blue and gray. For an everyday outfit, pair a gray top with our On The Dot Navy Palazzo Pants. Style our Be a Wildflower Navy Mini Dress with gray knee-high boots and silver jewelry to create a sophisticated ensemble.

    Mustard and Denim

    Mustard yellow and denim blue are almost exactly opposite of each other on the color wheel, making these two colors perfectly complementary. Mustard and denim are a classic combo that will brighten up any winter wardrobe! This look is easy to achieve; simply pair a mustard sweater with your favorite denim skinny jeans. We recommend our When in Doubt Dark Wash KanCan Jeans!

    Olive Green and Black Plaid

    Olive green and black make the perfect winter combo! Our favorite way to achieve this look is by pairing olive green with black and white plaid patterns. For an everyday outfit, pair our Beneath the Pines Green Sweater with our Born Leader Black Plaid Pants. For a cute and trendy look, wear an olive green turtleneck underneath our As If Black Plaid Jumpsuit!

    Wine Purple and Floral Print

    Wine purple, which has been so popular this season, pairs perfectly with floral prints! We love the fun and feminine flair that purple hues and floral patterns can add to any outfit. Our My Love Black Floral Pants have that cute palazzo style, and they feature a rust, burgundy, and purple floral pattern. Pair these pants with our Take a Hint Purple Long Sleeve Top to make the purple accents really pop!

    Teal and White

    Teal is the shade that we are most excited to incorporate into our wardrobes this season. Teal and white create a fresh and clean look that is perfect for those cold winter days! For a cute and casual everyday outfit, wear our First Place Teal Leggings with our Let’s Cuddle White Cowl Neck Sweater and white sneakers.

    We hope this guide inspired you to make your winter wardrobe a little more colorful. Remember, no matter what colors you wear this season, you're a gem!


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    Holland Haycock

    Holland is a full-time student who is passionate about art, music, and female empowerment. She plans on earning her doctorate's degree and becoming a college professor. In her free time, she loves writing songs and visiting museums. Her fashion philosophy is pink on pink on pink.

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