If we face the reality that winter will be here for longer than we're willing to admit, that might make the fact that spring is still a ways away a bit more bearable. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, we can make the best of what we've got — and that means reviving that vintage coat you thought you were done with, learning how to layer the summer pieces you thought you'd have to wait three more months to wear, or injecting some much-needed color into your neutrals-only repertoire (we get it, we do it too).
For us, dressing in February is even more special — it's
Fashion Month, and all the shows and street style slideshows continue to encourage us to experiment; to give trends we once saw as unapproachable a try, and to push ourselves beyond our comfort zones. A bright pink set? Pom-pom earrings? Matrix -style sunglasses? It's all here, and it's all yours for the taking.
Introducing the three primary levels of colorblocking: base layer, outerwear, shoes.
Burberry dress, Mira Mikati sweater. Photo via @akweah.
A hot pink suit? Just do it.
Premme top and bottoms. Photo via @alexmichaelmay.
For a '70s vibe, try a cream-colored suit (though any hue works) with a ruffled top and platform shoes.
Lorod top, Louis Vuitton shoes. Photo via @alwaysjudging.
The best kind of coats are vintage. Time to go digging.
Vintage coat. Photo via @alyssainthecity.
Paisley and plaid look best when paired together.
River Island top, Dr. Martens shoes. Photo via @asos_hannah.
Bundle up in a cozy shearling coat. It may be an investment, but we swear it'll be worth it.
Photo via @bulmababy.
A classic striped button-up can be dressed up or down.
Zara top, ASOS bottoms, Lacoste shoes. Photo via @curvy_roamer.
If you're not totally sold on wearing a pop of color, ease into it via your accessories.
Agolde jacket, Need Supply bottoms, Tamara Mellon shoes, Assembly New York sunglasses. Photo via @double3xposure.
Can we talk about how much of a difference socks can make?
ASOS sweater. Photo via @itsmekellieb.
There's that summer dress! Over a pair of tights and a bodysuit, it might just be suitable for cold weather after all.
Ulla Johnson dress. Photo via @julianasalazar.
You might be having a love affair with your black turtleneck, but have you considered adding a white one into the mix?
Walk of Shame coat, Isabel Marant shoes, Chanel bag, Adam Selman x Le Specs sunglasses, Wommelsdorff Berlin hat. Photo via @leandramcohen.
Chunky sneakers with a long-sleeved dress might just be our favorite pairing ever.
Delfi dress. Photo via @lottaliinalove.
A Canadian tuxedo looks just as good with a jean jacket as it does with a jean top.
& Other Stories jacket, Calvin Klein bottoms, Nike shoes, Lindex sunglasses, Stand scarf. Photo via @marenschia.
Okay, how pretty are pastels?
Iris von Arnim top, Petite Studio bottoms, Au Revior Cinderella shoes, Nina Ricci bag. Photo via @maria_bernad.
White pants in the middle of winter? We dig it.
Burberry jacket. Photo via @mariaalia.
The best part of winter is its hats. And our favorite hat is, of course,
Massimo Dutti top and bottoms. Photo via @meganadelaide.
your fanny pack over your chest just so. Photo via @naomishimada.
Red from head-to-toe? Yes, please!
Forever 21 bottoms, Monki shoes, Saint Laurent bag. Photo via @nathalie.angelica.
The teddy coat was the most Pinned piece of outwear this past fall.
Urban Outfitters bottoms, I Am Gia jacket, Dior bag. Photo via @noore.
Never underestimate the power of a leather jacket, especially when it's patent.
Piankov jacket. Photo via @oursecondskin.
Like Kanye West said,
skinny sunglasses are It.
Adidas shoes. Photo via @palomija.
Turtlenecks work with jumpsuits, too.
ASOS jumpsuit, Evans Clothing coat, YRU shoes. Photo via @psitsfashion.
Cardigans don't need to be frumpy. Button it all the way up and wear with the fabric of the season, corduroy.
H&M top, Mango bottoms, Chanel bag. Photo via @slipintostyle.
We love how a classic trench balances out a casual pair of sweatpants. Opposites do attract.
Hope Stockholm top, Samsøe & Samsøe bottoms, Filippa K jacket, Younes Ouazzani shoes, Nalin Studios necklace. Photo via @stephaniebroek.
Two words: Slope. Goals.
Photo via @tamumcpherson.
If you're going to wear all-black (and who isn't?)
Photo via @telshaanderson.
Play up textures, like wearing faux-fur and velvet together.
Premme skirt, Ashley Stewart coat, Ray-Ban sunglasses. Photo via @thisisjessicatorres.
check blazer you've been wearing with skinny jeans with some wide-legged trousers instead. Talk about business casual.
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