Is anyone else craving the sun and beach?
It feels like we’re all in need of some warmer weather. However, let’s not wish away winter too soon before giving it a full opportunity to blossom. In this article, we’re exploring a winter colour palette to stay on trend and take your fashion look to the next level. We’ve also thrown in some recommend outfits to help you achieve this look.
A Winter Colour Palette for Fashion
It’s amazing that a season can dictate what we wear. This makes sense for practicality and to keep us warm. However, we switch up the colours we wear on our clothes to suit the sun or feed the rain. In this article, we’re explore the popular winter colour palette which is in season right now. However, we also recommend taking into account your skin tone, preferences and what colour you feel best in. Fashion should enhance who you are, not change you completely.
Below, you’ll find the most popular and adored winter colour palette for fashion, as influenced by top designers. For each colour, we’ve provided some useful tips to finding suitable clothes to match your skin tone. Also, we’ve provided some advice on how to look and feel your best in these colours, as well as recommend designer products.
1. Deep Red
There are so many shades of red – and the deepest most seductive shades tend to make an appearance during winter. Every woman should own a red garment – particularly during winter. This shade boosts your confidence and helps to uplift your spirits so you feel sexy and feminine. You cannot wear a deep red garment and expect to hide at the back. That’s not what the colour is designed for. Instead, this bold, forward winter colour palette wants to see you at the center stage with all eyes on you. Now, there are so many reasons why deep red is an admirable winter colour palette. It’s warm, seductive and not one to be reckoned with.
If the thought of wearing deep red all over your body sends you in a hot sweat, then you can purchase different accessories in red and layer your look. For example, instead of purchasing a deep red puffer coat, keep it simple with red shoes and a matching hat. This will help to lure you in, and before you know it, you’ll be wearing that oversized puffer jacket in no time. But, if you do choose to layer different reds, think wisely about how they complement one another. Light reds will eliminate the effect of darker shades. Ideally, you want the perfect match, so purchasing from the same brand is a great shout.
To help keep you on trend and share some of the items and exact shade we’re talking about, here are three examples of designer brands working deep red to the maximum. You’ll notice that all of these selections are anything far from simple, but were made to stand out.
Cedani Ribbed Coat
This coat is an excellent example of the winter colour palette used to perfection. When you first look at this coat, it resembles the features of robe – and fits just as comfortably too. As a result, you don’t have to compensate comfort for fashion. Designed by Boss, you know that it’s designed with high-quality materials and by expert, professional staff. Featuring virgin wool, polyamide and cashmere, it’s designed to last and won’t easily tear or shed material like some other coats can do. Also, the self-tie belt is detachable, but we recommend keeping it on to add shape. Bring in your waist and add another dynamic to this coat. Otherwise, it could risk looking shapeless.
2019 winter trends are all about edginess and not dressing contemporarily. This is another of the reasons why we instantly fell in love with this coat, because it has a classic feel to it. You can visualise successful business women wearing this in the 60’s, along with a killer pair of heels. Like the model in the picture is wearing, we love that her legs are on show. Consequently, it gives the coat a bigger opportunity to shine. By revealing some skin, you’re also staying in tune with the sexiness of deep red.
Finally, this awe-inspiring coat isn’t waterproof, so we suggest taking an umbrella out with you for when the weather calls for it. However, your body will certainly remain snug, thanks to the thick materials used throughout this coat.
Belted Midi Dress
You might not typically consider wearing a dress for winter, however, a deep red dress is a beautiful accessory for a special occasion. In fact, we recommend that every woman should own a red dress, awaiting a celebratory moment. This stunning dress is everything that 2019 is about. It’s effortless, feminine and out of the ordinary. Rather than focusing on revealing skin, it’s seductive through its professional fear. By covering up most of the upper body, this dress is practical enough to wear in cold conditions. Who says you should stick to trousers just because it’s cold outside?
The round neck and long sleeves provide a glamorous feel to this dress. It’s also a great way to ease you into dresses if you don’t usually wear them. Also, ensure you make the most of the detached buckle belt to enhance your silhouette and make your waist appear smaller. Note how this dress would look significantly different in an alternative shade of red. Instead of practicing a sophisticated shade, it’d look more like you’re going out to party, rather than grab a coffee with friends.
Finally, we love the draped A-line midi skirt. This particular style tends to look good on all women because it clinches you in at the waist, and then gracefully drapes from the hips and thigh area. Ensure that you find the perfect length for your height so that it doesn’t overwhelm you, or make you look shorter if you’re petite.
Okana Skinny Cargo Pants
We love pretty much everything about these pants. Firstly, they’re extremely modern and the deep red shade certainly does the pants justice. Although they’re ideal to wear in winter, we love that they offer a cropped silhouette to break out of norms for this season, and add a whimsical feel. Created for a contemporary fit, they hug your figure in all the right places and divert the eyes to the cargo pockets. Also, with side slit pockets, snap-flat cargo pockets and back snap-flat pockets, this adds a modern feel and updated take of traditional cargo pants.
We’ve seen cargo pants come in and out of fashion over the recent years. Each time they return, they embody a different feel and theme. Thanks to the cropped length, these particular pants will work well with flats and platform sneakers to keep the look appear even more modern. Finally, the incredible thing about this shade is that it suits sophisticated dresses, whilst also working just as well with laid-back pants.
2. Mellow Rose
Another winter colour palette which we recommend is mellow rose. This beautiful colour exudes style, luxury and elegancy. Picture dainty dresses and fluffy coats in a soft pink. As a result, you achieve a youthful look and this is also popular in other areas than just fashion. For example, it provides a charming blusher, or warm-toned lipstick which is suitable for an array of skin tones. This luscious colour provides a beautiful finish which is ideal for everyday wear. However, we guarantee that you’ll receive compliments around the office if you wear a suit decorated in mellow rose.
Although the name of this shade might suggest it’s designed to hide in the background, mellow rose does the complete opposite. In fact, it works perfectly for a winter wedding, family get-together or even on footwear. Unlike many other winter colour palette options, mellow rose doesn’t need any other colours to bring out its vibrancy. There’s no need for a splash of colour to enhance its look. As a result, you’re left with an elegant and feminine look which embraces all elements in fashion.
We’ve found some of the best designer brands which have created stunning pieces in this colour. To express its versatility and everything this colour is capable of, we’ve provided a selection of outfits which are different and designed for an array of occasions. Also bear in mind how this colour works best when it’s combined with different textures. Big sleeves and fluffy skirts help to perfect combine edginess with elegance for an overall stunning look. Here are three of our favourite selections which you can purchase from the Internet right now.
High Holiday Plissé Midi Skirt
Firstly, we love the simplicity of this midi skirt whilst how the mellow rose colour adds a different dynamic to it. Let’s say, if this skirt was in violet instead, it’d have a completely different temperament to it. Instead, it remains elegant. However, you have multiple options to wear this skirt with. In terms of footwear, opt for a pair of heels or platform sneakers to provide a laid-back or sophisticated feel. Of course, this depends on your own personal style, and the occasion you’ll wear the skirt to.
Also, we love how this midi skirt provides contemporary fit whilst remaining comfortable and ensuring that it’s practical to wear for long periods of time. Elasticated at the waist, this skirt is easy to pull on and take off at the end of a long day. Machine washable, it’s also easy to maintain. For mellow rose, this is a fairly subtle choice of garment and ideal if you’re new to skirts. If this came in a shorter length, it wouldn’t confidently embody everything that this shade resembles.
Although on the picture, this skirt might look champagne, it’s less pink that baby pink. As a result, it offers excellent versatility and options to wear it with. Thanks to the material this midi skirt is made of, it’ll keep you warm during winter, but cool during summer. As a result, we recommend keeping this at the front of your wardrobe – although it’s a great option to wear for the winter more than the warmer months.
Satin Peplum Top
In order to get the winter colour palette right, you have to carefully choose which item of clothing you’ll apply this to. Thankfully, with mellow rose, there are many options. You can purchase a fluffy, bulky cardigan, or choose a silky dress to switch up the vibe. This particular satin top designed by Saylor is a great example of how versatile mellow rose can look. Designed for a contemporary fit, it looks best when it offers a snug fit. As a result, it’ll enhance your figure and make you look slimmer than what you are.
By playing around with different textures and lengths, this top features a deep V-neck for a luxurious and sexy vibe. However, the long sleeves ensure that this top is suitable for wear around the office without revealing too much skin. Our favourite feature of this top is the elasticized ruffle cuffs which provide a classic touch on a contemporary design. In fact, this is what we’re seeing more of in 2019 fashion trends. The banded waist provides a stunning appearance for this top whilst offering something different to what we’re used to seeing. However, it also sucks you in at the waist to help create an hour-glass figure – even if you don’t feel like you naturally have one.
To help this top look at its best, we recommend teaming it with a pair of jeans – maybe even ripped. The different vibes from the top to the bottom will help to create a stand-out look.
Lala Faux-Fur Jacket
Another item of clothing to add to your winter colour palette is this gorgeous faux-fur jacket. Designed by Vero Moda, you can trust the time and effort which has gone into creating this jacket. This brand is dedicated to encouraging women to have fun with fashion. Therefore, we’re excited to present this faux-fur jacket which is exciting, stunning and versatile at the same time. If you’re looking for a jacket which can be worn with an array of clothes, then this is a great option for you.
Vero Moda also likes to apply trendy colour palettes on unconventional styles. This Lala jacket is the perfect example of that and gives women the opportunity to create a fashionable look using their own preferences and style. On the runway, we’re seeing that this winter colour palette also works great on fluffy, thick materials and not just skimpy designs. With the oversized notch collar, this faux-fur jacket will easily protect you from the cold, whilst providing a snug fit. Also, the double-breasted snap button provides an easy closure so you’ll always feel protected when wearing this.
Another factor we love about this faux-fur jacket is the length. It’s not so long that it completely takes over your look and drowns you. Instead, it’s elegant and feminine and gives you plenty of other opportunities to dress up/down your look.
Another popular winter colour palette shade is violet. This particular shade is perfect at delivering exceptional favours – no matter your body shape or colours you’re previous used to wearing. There are many reasons why this is recommended on the winter colour palette. Firstly, it’s not a colour you often see in fashion, because rare for designers to create and not a colour which is in high demand. Also, it’s not an easy colour to get right, unlike white and black. This rare colour represents colour, class and power – especially in a darker shade. However, if you’re uncomfortable jumping on the band wagon without easing yourself into this winter colour palette, we recommend wearing small accessories in violet first.
Although you might assume that violet is a harsh colour – especially when you look at it just as an individual colour as opposed to on an item of garment. There are so many options with this colour, as you can purchase a dress, pair of pants, sneakers, heels and other fashionable items to enhance your look and show another side to your personality.
With so many styles to choose from, we’ve decided to stick to edgy styles, as violet is a bold and daring colour. Therefore, why not use it to its full advantage? Take a look at three of our chosen looks to utilize during these cold months.
Helly Hansen Blanchette Coat
We are a true believer that fashion should be practical and comfortable, as well as an outlet to express yourself and improve your confidence. This particular ski jacket is the perfect example for that because it’s ideal to wear for outdoor sports, whilst not looking so intimidating that it can’t be worn for daily errands. Instead, this ski jacket is also perfect for keeping you warm and protected in cold conditions. Waterproof and breathable, it’s ideal to wear in colder climates or icy parts of the United States.
Aside from violet being fashionable and an ideal winter colour palette to wear right now, this shade also holds a more powerful meaning. For example, it’s become a colour to represent female power and rights. Therefore, by wearing violet, you’re encouraging the world to believe in gender equalities. Wearing a deep purple garment tends to have a statement behind it. For example, it’s difficult to wear a violent coat and hide in the background.
This interesting colour is warm nor cold. You can find beautiful violet flowers during the summer season, or wear this winter colour palette during the colder months. As a result, we love how it can represent so many different things and make women feel empowered.
Jill Stuart Sleevless Dress
Another unbelievable quality of violet is that, although it’s bold and daring, it tends to complement other bold colours. 2019 is a great time to spend outside of your shell and embrace who you really are and what you want your appearance to represent. Have you really thought about the colours behind your clothes, or do you simply purchase them for practical reasons, or what you’re used to?
This dress is gorgeous, and not too over-the-top for an everyday wear, but equally as stunning and suitable for a romantic meal out with a loved one. Rich is full and bold pigments, this dress works well to add a unique touch to your wardrobe. Who says that the winter colour palette should be neutral and toned down? We certainly don’t! Although you might not ordinarily wear a dress during the cold season, this particular one is lined heavily to add weight. As a result, it elegantly hangs down the body, whilst ensuring that it doesn’t blow up with a harsh wind.
Also, the neckline and open back complements your upper body to show off your arms. The neck is also more fitted than your typically long dress to provide another dynamic to it and help you to stand out in a room full of people. 2019 is the year of showing off your assets and embracing who you really are. Therefore, we recommend wearing this dress with a pair of high heels – preferably in violet too for a bold statement. Tailored to every woman’s body shape and size, this is a great go-to for a celebratory moment and to show off your femininity.
Badgley Mischka Women's Royal Dress Pump
Women’s shoes are incredibly at completely reinventing a look. Although we’ve mainly focused on garments, let’s not forget the power of heels. They can take your look from day to night and transform the overall feel you’re trying to achieve. This winter colour palette is all about enhancing your favourite features on your body, and fashion certainly has an incredible way of providing confidence when we’re feeling down. So, the next time you’re having an ‘off day’, or your self-esteem isn’t where you’d like it to be, opt for a royal pair of heels such as these.
Although Badgley Mischka puts a huge emphasis on wedding shoes, these particular heels are also suitable to wear outside of a wedding. Why not turn a Wednesday afternoon into a Saturday night just by updating the shoes you’re wearing? Boasting a beautiful winter colour palette, this royal dress heels will work tremendously well with the dress above. This is particular as the top and bottom of your look is balanced out and creates a uniformed finish.
There’s a unique look to these heels which simply scream to be heard. They’re eager for compliments, without having to work hard for them. Also, the stunning silver detail on the heel provides a perfect contrast to the hard violet. Constructed of the finest fabrics and materials, these heels are dying to be walked in and want to instantly vamp up your look.
Having a winter colour palette enables us to stay on trend and enlighten how we feel. When it’s cold and raining outside, it can massively affect our moods – without us even realising. Thankfully, by updating your winter colour palette, you can instantly improve how you feel. A deep blue is a perfect example of a winter colour palette we adore. Ordinarily, you’d consider a deep blue to only be for shoes – particularly high heels. However, we believe that is has just as much potential in clothing as it does footwear. Making an appearance on the runway for winter 2018-2019, deep blue looks amazing – especially when teamed with the perfect accessories.
Also, there are so many ways to enhance this look. You can combine a blue sweater with a black skirt. Or, it works equally as well with silver pants. But, the main concept is ensuring that the blue garments remain the centre of attention. Otherwise, you create mixed messages which can be confusing on the eye.
If you haven’t already noticed, fashion is stepping away from pastel tones, and is becoming more daring and creative with bolder shades. Also, royal blue has been a popular winter colour palette in fashion for a long time and keeps making an appearance every now and then. However, there are a few things to consider with this colour. Firstly, only wear sophisticated clothing in this colour. For example, stick to knee-length skirts and thick jumpers. Skimpy materials don’t do it justice. Below, we’ve provided three suitable garments to upgrade your winter wardrobe and enhance your look.
Nicole Miller Women's Structured Jersey Off Shoulder Dress
Nicole Miller is a fashion designer dedicated to helping women feel at their best, without spending a fortune. This particular women’s off-shoulder dress as part of her label is a great example of her work. Although the brand might not be one of the most famous in the fashion industry, it’s certainly highly sought, thanks to their courageous choices and unique designs. The reason why this designer brand works well with a winter colour palette is that it comes with updated fashion styles which aren’t loose or long. Instead, they enhance a woman’s figure. As a result, Nicole Miller is a great go-to for a winter wardrobe.
This off-shoulder dress is seductive and elegant, and works perfectly in a deep blue shade. If Miller had chosen a black or red, this style wouldn’t look as elegant. With a mesh detail on the upper back of this design, this feature makes the dress ideal for many events, or you can even wear it during the day. If you’re aiming for a subtle, we recommend wearing this dress with a pair of silver heels. Alternatively, for a bolder finish, opt for a killer pair of black heels to make you the life of the party.
There’s very little ways you can make this dress look casual, as it’s clearly designed to stand out in a crowd. It’s so luxurious, in fact, that you can get away with wearing any jewelry or leave your handbag at home.
Theory, Perfect Fitted Top
Another item to add to your winter colour palette is this dark blue top. Every woman needs a shirt in her life for work, or smart wear for an evening event. This particular fitted top is ideal for all occasions and fits snug to provide a figure-enhancing look. The point collar, long sleeves and button cuffs all offer a sophisticated and mature style which is a great way to upgrade your look. Also, this top provides a nipped-waist silhouette, thanks to its tight design. However, this definitely doesn’t mean that it’s uncomfortable to wear for long periods.
Made from silk and elastane, this fitted top is flattering and slimming, and a popular go-to for numerous women. Sometimes, blouses can make you look frumpy and large than you are, and this mainly depends on the material used and how it’s crafted. Also, the winter colour palette helps to convey a slimming effect and ensure that this blouse enhances your body, as opposed to making you look bigger than you are.
Finally, complete this look with a pair of black skinny jeans. Match with a black coat and then this blue fitted top peep through.
Fox Fur Placket Puffer Coat
We’re excited to present this designer coat to you because it’s the perfect winter colour palette. Firstly, the design and shape of this coat is extremely flattering, and although it’s a long coat, it isn’t too overpowering or frumpy. We love the fixed hood which provides a uniformed and collated look to the coat. Filled, lined and with two side zip pockets, this coat is ideal to wear in extremely cold conditions. Also, filled with down and waterfowl feathers, it keeps you warm, without leaving you clammy and sweaty.
This winter colour palette does the coat justice because it ensures it’s sophisticated and classy enough for every woman to wear. It’s the perfect day-to-day coat, and is a great way to look beautiful and stay warm at the same time. Finally, the combination of layers and textures ensures that this coat has many different appearances depending on the angle you look at it from.
What Are Your Thoughts on Our Chosen Outfits?
The winter colour palette can be more extensive than the selections we’ve provided above. However, we wanted to share the most essential and recommended shades to keep you looking fashionable and at your best during this cold season.
Now that you’ve heard from us, we’d love to hear your thoughts on our chosen recommended outfits to match this winter colour palette. Alternatively, do you have some additional tips and tricks on updating your wardrobe this winter? Share your opinions and/or recommendations in the comments to keep this conversation going.
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