I’m always on the hunt for new outfit inspiration. Truth is, up until a few years ago, I stuck with the basics and rarely ever tried ventured outside my tried-and-true color scheme of black, gray and navy. If I got one compliment on a color or outfit, I’d want to wear it as often as possible. But after I lost all of my clothes in an apartment fire, as horrible as that ordeal was, I looked at it as a chance to start over. And I’ve learned a bit of a new trick when it comes to looking for outfit inspiration, which is fantastic and maybe a bit horrible for my bank account.
While I see a ton of outfits all over Pinterest and all of the lovely blogs that I follow, I’m probably not going to like 100% of them (I swear, I can hear my checking account high-fiving my savings account as I type this), BUT I’ve learned not to veto the outfit just because I didn’t like what the person is wearing. Okay, so maybe that doesn’t make a lot of sense. Let’s just say that I’m the annoying friend that you shop with that will look at something and say things like, “Well, I don’t like the cut, but I adore the color” or “Oooh. Hideous jacket but feel this fabric!“
What I mean is that I’ve taught myself to look at an outfit and see more than just the finished raw outfit… instead, I see a color palette, a mixing of different fabrics and patterns and how makeup and hair can compliment the finished work. Not only does it really get the creative juices flowing when you’re out shopping for clothes, but it helps you branch out and try something new!
Here are some of my favorite color palettes that I’ve created for the cold weather seasons:
I’m a sucker for boots and a cozy cardigan. Always.
Black envelope clutch and a sequined skirt. This outfit was made for weekending.
I LOVE all of these colors together. It’s such a soft romantic look. And that is some satchel…
Those red boots are amazing… and that trench. Oh my.
Madewell can do no wrong. I wear my chambray shirt allll the time… and that purse? Swoon. A perfect way to punch up my autumn/winter closet of navys, blacks and grays.
Be sure and check out the gallery for more cold-weather outfit inspiration! Any pieces that particularly stand out to you?
What does your color palette look like for autumn/winter?