Bright Winter Inspiration

Bright Winter Inspiration

Some outfits and suggestions as inspiration for Bright Winter

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Bright Winter in winter

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The safe choice is to pick a coat in one of your neutral colours.

Bright Winter should wear bright colours, but if you are a reluctant Bright Winter, you may choose a shiny black down jacket.

You can bring brightness into your outfit in smaller portions, with a colourful scarf or hat.

Two ways of styling one dress

It's a fun challenge to change the look with the help of accessories! And when you wear the colours that you are, they remember YOU, not what dress you wore!

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A simple dress in a neutral colour is a good investment for a sustainable wardrobe, (and bonus points for not choosing black, this dress is actually a very dark navy).

Jeans for Bright Winter

If you are like most women, you have a pair of jeans in your wardrobe.
At least one. 
One nice pair of jeans, that you can use with a dressed-up top and heels, perhaps? 
And then the trusty old pair that has been laundered to a state of perfect fit and softness, for a relaxed week-end. Hard to get rid of, right? And why should you? A great pair of jeans just gets better with age and wear. 

Did you know that around 7500 litres of water are used to make one pair of jeans? And jeans that are factory bleached and torn have been subjected to even more chemical treatment and artificial wear.

So wearing out the jeans yourself, during years and years of use, is the best choice for the environment.

Winters are not obvious jeans-lovers. Winters don't do casual, at least not unless it's carried off with a certain crisp elegance.
If you are wearing jeans well, they are probably not of the bleached and torn category.

For Bright Winter, the defining aspect is chroma.

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Chroma, or intensity, is what we're after. 
Looking at the next photos, which one do you feel has the highest chroma?

Contrast is important for winters. By turning up the cuff on the jeans, you introduce contrast.

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All three winters can use the jeans on the illustration. What makes the outfit perfect for Bright Winter, is that you combine the dark, crisp jeans with something that adds brightness, either something very light like a crisp white shirt (if you're into the classic look), or combine it with one of your star colours, like a bright red top.

Here are the same jeans, combined with different shoes and tops to adapt them to Dark Winter, True Winter and Bright Winter. 

Would you like even more inspiration?

Check out the bright winter course

Bright Winter in summer

Accessories for warm summer days

Adding some sophistication to an outfit is essential. 
I have one word for you. And that's two words: Always accessorise. 
Nordic Simplicity is simple. But not boring. 

And since outfits for warm summer days tend to be quite minimal, choosing a few essential accessories (and actually remembering to use them) is key.

By adding interesting accessories we elevate simplicity into sophistication.

For the reluctant Bright Winter, a monochrome outfit like this might be just the thing.

A bangle in silver, swarowsky crystals & black and a silver necklace is a high contrast safe choice for Bright Winter. 

You should at least consider investing in a pair of Swarowsky crystal earrings, it will be your most versatile Bright Winter Accessory.

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And... if you're feeling a little more bold and daring:

Try bright marachino cherry red accessories for a true Bright Winter vibe.

Jorunn Hernes

Jorunn is a certified personal colour analyst, based in Norway. She believes that your wardrobe shouldn't fit the latest trend, it should fit you, your colours and your lifestyle. She is passionate about spreading Nordic simplicity to women all over the world.