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Chicago Street Fashion: Winter Blacks

If you don’t feel comfortable wearing bright colors during winter that’s fine. But just because darker colors like black are standard winter style doesn’t mean wearing them should make you blend into the crowd. Things like accents pieces and patterns can spice up any dreary ensemble.

Polka Dots

Here, red lipstick, a gold bow belt, a beaded collar, and a polka dot pattern all contribute to making this dark toned outfit a stand out. You can build the base of your outfit with darker pieces, then add your exciting accents in to shake the Plain Jane out of an ensemble.

Winter Sweater

A holiday sweater can bring a fun, eye-catching pattern to your outfit. And looking through old family members’ wardrobes can sometimes yield good vintage finds like this one; and at the best price, free!

Black and White

Black doesn’t always have to go with black, and white is always a safe color to pair it with. Color blocking outfits such as this one show how standard colors such as black and white can be just as bold in the winter as a hot pink.

Ted Baker

Again we see an accent collar, this time with jewels. But we also have another accessory that I find a little more attention grabbing. This glitter covered Ted Baker cross body purse with rose gold accents is definitely not drab though black.  The purse makes a fun addition to almost any outfit, being the fashion world’s almost universal color, black.

Post and photos by Laurel Hauge

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