5 Pretty Colors That Will Make Your Outfits Feel On-Trend This Winter

Once the holiday season is over, winter tends to get, well, pretty dark. Come January, the slip from merry and bright to moody and monotonous comes quickly, and the world becomes a sea of black, navy, and gray outerwear.

But it doesn't have to.

In fact, this winter, we're anticipating five vibrant shades to take over otherwise dark winter wardrobes. Hues like pumpkin and rusty brown will carry over from autumn, while more unexpected shades like ice blue and punchy pink provide a nice pop of color.

Of course, bright red is always a good choice when one is looking to stand out, so swipe on some red lipstick and prepare for the most colorful winter on record. 



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Rusty Brown


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Ice Blue


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Punchy Pink


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Bright Red


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Next, You're Done: 6 Winter Trends I Vetoed From My Closet (And 6 I'm Adding).

Drew Elovitz
Director of Content Strategy

Drew Elovitz is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has spent the last decade living and working in New York City. She earned a master's degree in media and popular culture from New York University, then began her career on the internet as the Twitter voice of Barbie. She worked previously at Who What Wear as the director of content strategy and also spent several years leading the social media teams at Teen Vogue and Entertainment Weekly. You'll find her byline on the site around topics such as celebrity fashion, must-have basics, beauty favorites (particularly nail polish), and wellness tips and tricks. Her personal style tends to favor the classics: She loves crisp white button-downs, sneakers, and skinny jeans—and no look is complete without a great pair of oversize sunglasses and a trusty leather jacket. After she finishes reading the entire internet every day, she can be found dining out at her favorite restaurants, trying new beauty treatments, or indulging her historical-fiction habit.