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Listen, listen – I propose a swift and immediate ban on the color black because of adverse winter conditions and a proactive mind, especially when it comes to wearing that color from head to toe. Why do I write like a duke at the court of Queen Elizabeth I? Uncertain. Why do I propose a ban on wearing only black? Much safer on this front. Ever since I moved to the East Coast, I have adapted myself from head to toe to the veneration of the city with a black uniform. Many people will be poetic about the lightness and suppleness of dressing like this, and although I do not contradict that (see: Exhibit A, that's how it is), I claim that a sea of cold people in the desert has something terribly gloomy about snow in pure black clothes. My solution (and really the only one possible)? Wear. More. Colour.
As easy as it sounds to any person in Los Angeles who reads this on his sundeck (I used to be one of those, you know), it's not easy to put together an outfit that includes thoughtful color elements every day. After all, we New Yorkers are attracted not only to their daily work, but also to a multitude of scenarios ranging from dinners, after-work drinks, dates, musicals, etc. It's tough out here, and the only way to bring more color into our lives is to follow the example of others. Below, I've put together an edition of 10 outfits that show you how to wear this winter not only in black, but that it also looks good. Steal the looks, buy the picks and thrive all season. Let's go.
Contrast a white coat and ankle boots with a touch of color, like a bright green pullover.
Resist the temptation of tight sweaters and grab one with an interesting pattern like Fair Isle.
If the equation contains a black mantle, combine it with bold, bright separations.
Wrap yourself in the teddy-texture trend for the winter.
Complete your repertoire with plaid trousers.
Put your black Chelsea boots back in the closet and grab a pair of snake print boots instead.
There is no dreary day a statement coat can not improve.
Make yourself comfortable in a knit dress this winter.
Do your pants have personality? If not, invest in a couple, friends.
Next year: Seven winter fashion trends taking over Instagram.