Winter wardrobe: how to add colour in 7 simple ways

One word to describe the current late November vibe? We reckon 'bleak' just about covers it. While the dark evenings and blistering winds leave much to be desired, it is 100% worth adding a splash of vibrancy into your winter wardrobe to give you a much-needed colour hit.

Make no mistake, our love for perennially chic black knows no bounds, but sometimes only rich hues will cut the mustard. Mix it up this season with statement outerwear, vivid midi skirts and tonal turtlenecks to hop on the dopamine dressing trend. 

Hello! Fashion shares our favourite ways to add colour into your winter wardrobe:

Statement coat

 

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Woman-Wearing-Wine-coloured-Coat

Shake up your outerwear game by investing in a classic A-line coat in a rich, luxurious hue. Check out Yves Salomon and Proenza Schouler for the best of the jewel tones.

Colourful leather

 

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Woman-Wearing-Blue-Leather-Coat

Sleek and playful, coloured leather makes for an excellent textural addition. Wrap it up in a belted maxi coat for maximum impact.

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karen-millen-blue-leather-coat

Leather belted trench coat, £599, Karen Millen

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Jumper-on-jumper

 

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Woman-Wearing-Yellow-Jumper-And-Another-One-Tied-Around-Her-Neck

Take layering to the next level and stage a preppy style moment by tying an identical, or similar, lightweight knit around your shoulders.

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loewe-yellow-jumper

Loewe metallic sweater, £725, Mytheresa

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Vibrant midi skirt

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Woman-Wearing-Vibrant-Midi-Skirt

Allow a statement midi skirt to take centre stage alongside a neutral sweater and echo one of the standout shades in your accessory choices.

Pop of colour

Victoria-Beckham-Wearing-Burgundy-Turtleneck
Victoria-Beckham-Wearing-Burgundy-Turtleneck

Perfect your layering game à la Victoria Beckham by styling a coloured turtleneck under a printed jumpsuit. Bonus points awarded to VB for matching her top to her peep-toes. Genius.

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whistles-burgundy-polo-neck

Wine Maja knitted polo, £79, Whistles

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Tonal palette

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Olivia-Palermo-Wearing-A-Monochrome-Orange-Ensemble

Olivia Palermo always understands the assignment, and her orange ensemble is a case in point. Experiment with shades that sit near one another on the colour wheel to up the vibrancy levels.

Mixed textures

 

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Woman-Wearing-Monochrome-Green-Ensemble

Giving Mother Gaia a run for her money in a range of earthy green shades is one way to show your love for the planet, but we can't get enough of this captivating textural clash. Style a rustic ruched piece with a sleek boxy shirt and this season's canvas It-bag for a pleasingly tactile amalgamation.

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