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    How To Add Color To Your Wardrobe This Winter

    January 22, 2018 Amanda Cross 4 min read
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    In case you haven't noticed, it's freaking cold outside! For some people, that means they want to dress in all black and hibernate until the winter is over. I am not one of those people. All black is slimming AF, but it's just not me! Today I am going to share some tips on adding color to your wardrobe this winter because cold shouldn't stop you from being bold.

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    1. Ignore Fashion Conventions

    First things first, you got to say bye bish to fashion conventions. I wear white when I want, bold colors when I want, and I don't give a single eff. Why? Color makes me happy, and I am The Happy Arkansan after all.

    So, when I am picking what to wear, I wear what I want. Sometimes I go for a vampy look, sometimes I go for a bright look, sometimes I go for an in-between look. It just depends on how I am feeling that day.

    Ignore People's Thoughts Too

    If someone sneers at you because you are wearing a spring Lilly Pulitzer dress in the middle of winter with some leggings, ignore them. They are just upset that they are wearing the drabbest winter fashion instead of following their colorful dreams.

    I don't know where we got this idea that because all the flowers and trees are dead, we have to be the same way. Flowers want to see you bloom, even when they can't.

    2. Accessorize & Layer

    When you add layers, that gives you more chances to be colorful. I love wearing my blue jacket when it is very cold out because the color is so me and it allows me to stand out of the crowd.

    This hat I got last year when I worked with Palmer's is so fun. I am obsessed with the pom pom on top. It's the perfect hat to add a pop of color to whatever I am wearing.

    So, accessorize your outfits. Get some cute hats, gloves, scarves, jackets, jewelry, anything you can that will make your outfit pop. Even if you feel better wearing all-black clothes, you can still add a little color to your outfit in other ways.

    This last picture was me trying to blow into the air so I could make some steam. It didn't get captured on the picture though.

    3. Add A Pop Of Color With Makeup

    Even just a few passes of lipstick can upgrade your winter style! I didn't have time to get fully jazzed up during this shoot because I didn't want to take forever getting ready, but I loved putting on a bit of my favorite L'Oreal lipstick Matte-jestic to give myself a bit of color.

    You can add color through your makeup in a variety of ways from interesting lipstick colors to fun eyeshadow shades. Experiment with different colors this winter! Make a game out of it to try new lipsticks, blushes, eyeshadows, highlights, etc.

    Do whatever makes you happiest in the makeup department!

    4. Dye Your Hair

    If you are really bold this winter, dye your hair! You don't have to dye it all, but you could get highlights or even experiment with wigs or extensions. Experimenting with your hair color is so fun, and it allows you to temporarily experiment with a new you.

    I usually stick with black, but every blue moon I love to add colors like blue, red, or purple into my hair. Shake things up this winter and see what colors might look good on you!

    5. Use Some Hidden Color

    Be a bit of a rebel, but keep it to yourself if you have to.

    There are many black jackets out there with colorful linings, you could get the underside of your hair dyed, you could just hide a more colorful look under your jacket, or you could just wear colorful underwear! Whatever you gotta do to feel more colorful, even if you don't let it show on the outside of your clothes.

    Your colorful clothes can be your little secret this winter in case you have a job that requires you to dress in a uniformed way or not dye your hair crazy colors.

    You don't have to be loud about your colorful clothing choices, but you don't have to not have them either.


    When all the trees and flowers are dead, now is the best time to wear clothes that make you stand out! You don't have to wear drab or boring clothes just because the leaves on trees are long gone. I hope this blog post gave you some ideas on how to be colorful this winter!

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    My name is Amanda Cross, and I am the blogger behind The Happy Arkansan. I am a blogger, freelance writer, and podcaster. When I am not creating content for any of my content online, I can usually be found baking, watching YouTube, or napping. I love helping millennials and young adults navigate the mess that is adult life. Keep reading for my thoughts and experiences.

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