Meet the fool proof way of beating the winter doldrums before they even hit.
A cozy fur (or faux fur) coat is a must for the coldest time of the year, but it’s conclusive: the fashion set is so burned out on boring, completely conventional pieces in solid brown, black, white, or grey. The whole world is drained of color in winter, but why on earth should the same go for your wardrobe?
Vibrantly dyed fuzz is the stylish antidote we all seek. If you need a little inspiration, look no further than these fashion experts, who are daring enough to have tried out every color of the rainbow. Witness Carlotta Oddi in her patchwork Anya Hindmarch coat of cranberry- and pumpkin-hued panels.
Caroline Daur is another example. The blogger framed a knee-length coat of fluffy candied apple red with black vinyl boots and matching accessories. The stark contrast between bright and dark was arresting even before she topped it off with a half-braided hairdo. Another eye-popping technique? Layer a striped coat with a graphic Gucci tee.
If you want to go the multi-color route, try working with tints that can be found on opposite sides of the color wheel from each other. Leave it to the Scandinavians to find the perfect balance of complementary colors while bundling up in style. Annabel Rosendahl, Thora Valdimarsdóttir, and Jeanette Friis Madsen brought together scintillating orange and icy blue shades in Milan.
If you hunger for an earthier palette, give moss green a try. The intricate floral panel of Giovanna Engelbert’s Fendi skirt paired beautifully with a thick knit sweater and mirrored shades of glinting bronze.
And predicted to be one of the top trends this winter (as in previous seasons) neons are by no means out of the question in the wonderful world of colorful fur. Need proof? All eyes were on Candela Novembre in her fuzzy pink robe fitted with blaze orange sleeves during Paris Fashion Week. — jas