How To Beat The Winter Blues With Color

Hello, Darlings! Today I am going to be showing you How To Beat The Winter Blues With Color. I am continuing my “Journey Of Color” to get out of my rut of wearing black and explore my seasonal color palette.

Currently, I am a member of the Kettlewell Colour Club Facebook group, which is not only a great way to see how real people wear and fit in the Kettlewell clothes but also how they wear different colors. They are a major inspiration on my journey to add colors to my wardrobe.

Beat The Winter Blues With Color

The Winter Blues

Even though blue is a great color for me, I have little in my wardrobe. Now after seeing how the Kettlewell Colour Club members wear their blues, I have added some very strategic blue shades. Blue is a very calming color, but I need the blue to be cool and clear. Some of the blue colors that work for me are Cobalt, Sapphire, Breton Blue, and Chinese Blue.

Shades Of Winter Blues

Sapphire Blue A Staple For A Jewel Winter

I discovered this year that the tonal direction I look best in is the “Jewel” colors of the Winter Seasonal Color Palette.

Sapphire Blue is a cool tone blue and only found in the Winter Seasonal Color Palette
Sapphire Blue is a cool tone blue and only found in the Winter Seasonal Color Palette

Sapphire is the staple for a Jewel Winter. I have been playing with this color for the last couple of days, mixing it with other bolder and bright colors.

Sapphire Faux Wrap Top. Going to try some layering underneath for additional POPs of color
Sapphire Faux Wrap Top. Going to try some layering underneath for additional POPs of color
Sapphire and Lime! What a way to brighten up a cold dreary winter day
Sapphire and Lime! What a way to brighten up a cold dreary winter day
Coming Soon! Shawl Wrap in Sapphire Blue with Emerald Green
Coming Soon! Shawl Wrap in Sapphire Blue with Emerald Green Scarf
Sapphire Blue and Tango Red! Another bold color combination to beat the Winter Blues
Sapphire Blue and Tango Red! Another bold color combination to beat the Winter Blues
Cerise Pink & Sapphire Blue.  This Long Fringe Sweater from Lily Pulitzer now has new life with lots of outfit options besides black.
Cerise Pink & Sapphire Blue. This Long Fringe Sweater from Lily Pulitzer now has a new life with lots of outfit options besides black. Cerise Pink Sleeveless V is from Kettlewell Colours

Breton Blue Is Between Cobalt & Sapphire

Subtle differences make Breton Blue an easy addition to the wardrobe. A tad bit brighter than Sapphire, and less intense than Cobalt, it is a winner for my wardrobe.

Breton Blue is classified as both cool and clear tone. It is found in both the Winter and Spring Seasonal Color Palette.
Breton Blue is classified as both cool and clear tone. It is found in both the Winter and Spring Seasonal Color Palette.

Currently, I have one piece in Breton Blue, a V Neck Evie Sweater from Kettlewell. It is getting a workout in my wardrobe.

I LOVE this sweater! Breton Blue v neck Evie sweater does not itch and is not boxy.  The color just POPs.  Here I have added a plaid scarf in greens and blues.
I LOVE this sweater! Breton Blue V Neck Evie Sweater from Kettlewell Colours does not itch and is not boxy. The color just POPs. Here I have added a plaid scarf in greens and blues.
Sometimes the color is just so perfect it only needs a simple statement necklace.  The Evie v neck sweater in Breton Blue and the Eccentric Necklace from Chicos makes a great casual outfit.
Sometimes the color is just so perfect it only needs a simple statement necklace. The Evie V Neck Sweater in Breton Blue and the Eccentric Necklace from Chicos makes a great casual outfit.
Adding an additional POP of color to the Evie V Neck Sweater with an Infinity Scarf in Lime. Very fresh and energizing outfit for dreary cold winter days.
Adding an additional POP of color to the Evie V Neck Sweater with an Infinity Scarf in Lime. Very fresh and energizing outfit for dreary cold winter days.

Cobalt Blue Is A Favorite For Spring And Summer

My Cobalt Blue Darcy V Neck 3/4 Sleeve Top was one of the first Kettlewell purchases I made. I absolutely love the color, so bold/bright/cool/ clear. I will be buying more of it when the Spring/Summer Kettlewell Collection is available in late Feb/March.

Cobalt Blue is classified as both cool and clear. It is found in both the Winter And Spring Seasonal Color Palette.
Cobalt Blue is classified as both cool and clear. It is found in both the Winter And Spring Seasonal Color Palette.
Darcy V Neck Top with Zebra Print Scarf worn under my Calvin Klein Trench Coat. Great outfit for those rainy/dreary winter days.
Should be in my mailbox when I get home from the beach, Kettlewell Colour’s City Poncho in Cobalt Blue. I love a good poncho. Add a scarf in Lime for a POP of color

I am anxiously waiting for my Cobalt Blue City Poncho from Kettlewell. I should get it in the mail any day. It has been sitting at the post office for over a week. I look forward to wearing it on these cooler days with a black turtleneck and my bootcut jeans/pants.

Chinese Blue Is A Shade Of Turquoise

Not sky blue nor the greener turquoise, Chinese Blue is a cool/clear color. I love wearing it with black during the colder months. When the Spring/Summer Kettlewell collection drops, I will be grabbing everything I can. Anyday now I should get a 3/4 Faux-Wrap Top and Shawl Wrap Cardigan in Chinese Blue. Look forward to styling both those pieces.

Chinese Blue is both cool and clear.  It is a part of both Winter And Spring Seasonal Color Palette.
Chinese Blue is both cool and clear. It is a part of both Winter And Spring Seasonal Color Palette.
A tonal look with Cobalt Blue Darcy V and Chinese Blue Short Cascade Wrap From Kettlewell Colours.
A tonal look with Cobalt Blue Darcy V and Chinese Blue Short Cascade Wrap From Kettlewell Colours.
Both cool tone colors, I paired my Short Cascade Wrap with a Charcoal Gray Betty Cowl, all pieces from Kettlewell Colours
Both cool tone colors, I paired my Short Cascade Wrap with a Charcoal Gray Betty Cowl, all pieces from Kettlewell Colours
This is a lightweight sweater, a favorite of mine in Chinese Blue.  I have paired it with black for a POP of color.
This is a lightweight sweater, a favorite of mine in Chinese Blue. I have paired it with black for a POP of color.
Trying out a new combination- Chinese Blue and Tango Red. The sweater is one I have had in my closet for years.  Love "shopping my closet"
Trying out a new combination- Chinese Blue and Tango Red. The sweater is one I have had in my closet for years. Love “shopping my closet”

Break The Rut! Add Color To Your Wardrobe This Year

I have learned so much this past year about color. My “Journey Of Color” has expanded not only my knowledge but my options. Wearing a color that looks good with your skin tone can be a game-changer. When you wear the right colors your eyes look brighter, your skin looks healthier. Learn how to determine your Seasonal Color Palette here.

I have a whole series on my color journey, start with How To Pick Clothes According To Your Seasonal Color Palette.

About Nifty 50 Fabulous

Embracing and loving the life of an empty nester, I am a fashion and lifestyle blogger currently living in Birmingham, Al. I enjoy spending my time with friends and family including my sweet miniature schnauzers Gracie and Emma.

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