Fashionable cures for the winter blues

When winter starts to descend on us with its cold air and dark skies, it’s easy to get the winter blues. So you have to set about finding the little things you can do to help you fight them off. Sometimes the simplest items can make a huge difference in your closet and in your mood. Here are some fashionable items that can help you get into the spirit of the season:

A cozy scarf
Scarves come in all sorts of comfy materials like cotton and cashmere blends that will not only keep you warm, but help add an additional layer to your outfit. Use thinner ones in a variety of colors and prints for flair, or thicker ones for ultimate protection against the chilly air. Infinity scarves are a great trend for this season, allowing you to wrap yourself up in the luscious fabric, without being able to tie all sorts of fanciful knots. Necklush carries an amazing line of scarves—they are a cool hybrid of necklace and scarf—one single piece of material sewn in loops and then layered to create a one-of-a-kind neckpiece. With a multitude of styles and a price point of approximately $40 - $75, you’re sure to find something to boost your spirits.

Fancy shoes
The fabric and details on winter shoes can be so fun. A bow here, a suede heel there, tweed materials, soft leathers, patent leathers—there are endless styles to choose from. Use this time to stray from basic colors or simple construction and do something fun! Even though it comes in black, Steve Madden’s RoyalTII has a whimsical feel with its patent leather upper and big suede bow.

Something sparkly

This season’s best trends lie in sequin, studs and everything sparkly. Dresses, tights, sweaters, clutches and jewelry are all decked out in things that shimmer. If you’re not bold enough to grab that sequined LBD, try a sequined blazer (like Top Shop’s sequin sleeveless blazer in light grey) on for size, grab a great statement necklace or shine in something more understated like a wide glittery bangle. No matter what sparkly item you choose, it’s bound to bring you just a little bit of sunshine.

A pop of color
Color doesn’t have to be just for spring and summer. In a sea of winter gray and black, stand out with a strategically placed pop of color. Wear a bright pink headband, carry an electric blue shoulder bag, like the Norquist at Aldo.com, or go for those deep purple boots you’ve been eyeing. Not only will going for color make you feel good, it will make you a style standout in a crowd.

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