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Winter can be a dreary time of year and the fashion a little uninspired. It kind of feels like we’re putting on the same uniform every day just to survive the weather.

Stylist Erica Wark wants to perk up your winter wardrobe by injecting some colour! You can do this with some simple colour blocking techniques.

Colour blocking simply means pairing blocks of solid, often bright colours. It’s easy to fall into a fashion rut once the cold weather hits because we’re dressing more practically for warmth, and we tend to gravitate towards darker shades and neutrals this time of year. But Erica argues winter is the best time to bust out your favourite colours and try some colour blocking because it’s an easy way to spice up an outfit.

LOOK 1: TEAL AND YELLOW

Teal, a shade of blue, and a deep mustard shade of yellow work well together because blue and yellow are both primary colours.

GET THE LOOK:

H&M yellow faux fur coat | Aritzia blue lightweight sweater |H&M plaid skirt with buttons | Ebay teal sheer tights | L’intervalle green snake heel | Nordstrom, Ted Baker Croc embossed circle crossbody bag

LOOK 2: PLUM AND CITRON

Plum and citron are a colour match made in heaven. They look incredible together because they’re considered complementary colours, meaning they’re opposite each other on the colour wheel.

GET THE LOOK:

Banana Republic citron yellow turtleneck sweater | Addition Elle burgundy long single breasted blazer | Banana Republic neon yellow unlined double-faced topcoat | Addition Elle burgundy solid ankle pant | L’intervalle burgundy leather heel | Nordstrom, Rebecca Minkoff Signature leather tote

LOOK 3: BLUE AND RED/ORANGE

You can use various shades of one colour for a monochromatic look, but you can also add a pop of colour in the form of accessories.

GET THE LOOK:

H&M alpaca-blend sweater | Winners light blue topcoat | Banana Republic Italian plaid coat | Winners, Carolina Belle red jacket | Winners orange bag | H&M orange necklace | H&M red bag | Aritzia blue high-waisted cropped pant | L’intervalle braga blue leather heel

LOOK 4: PINK AND PURPLE

This combination deals with analagous colours, meaning they’re next to each other on the colour wheel and that’s why it’s a winning combination.

GET THE LOOK:

Banana Republic purple puff-sleeve sweater dress | Banana Republic hot pink unlined double-faced topcoat | ZARA animal print frock coat | Ebay pink sheer tights | ZARA fuchsia leather heel ankle boot | H&M pink crossbody bag

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