6 Easy Styling Tips That Will Transform Your Winter Wardrobe

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Winter Pick Me Up
Photo: Photo Illustration. Photos: Getty Images, Courtesy Givenchy

There is no middle ground for winter fashion—you're either covered in glitter and sparkles during the holidays or you're in some shade of navy, brown, or black post-New Year. There doesn't seem to be much time to put together peppy and fun outfits (and we mean that literally because the sun sets at, like, 3 p.m.).

To prevent a style rut from January to March, use the below tips and tricks. They're quick, often one-step changes that don't require much thought, but make you look put together and on-trend. Keep reading to discover this season's chicest, easiest outfit upgrades, including must-have accessories and bright pops of color.

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Head-to-Toe Color

Head-to-Toe Color
Photo Illustration. Photos: Getty Images, Courtesy Tibi, Courtesy Givenchy, Courtesy Hermes

The spring runways of Tibi, Givenchy, and Hermes convinced us that monochrome is bold, chic, and a lot easier to pull off than you think. Wear tailored classics with a fun foldover or bucket bag (depending on your mood).

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Winter Pick-Me-Ups
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1. Everlane The Foldover Crossbody, $150; everlane.com. 2. Kathleen Whitaker Rhyolite Earrings, $2,495; kathleenwhitaker.com. 3. Uniqlo Extra Fine Merino Crew Neck Sweater, $30; uniqlo.com. 4. J. Crew Wrap Coat, $168; jcrew.com. 5. H&M Slim-Fit Pants, $30; hm.com. 6. Mansur Gavriel, $475; neimanmarcus.com.

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Chic New Boots

Chic New Boots
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The new kitten heel style isn't frumpy and will help you avoid icy, snowy slips.

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Winter Pick-Me-Ups
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1. Nine West Zadan Pointy Toe Boots, $119; ninewest.com. 2. Kate Spade Olly Boots, $298; katespade.com. 3. Aquazzura Leopard Print Quant Boots, $1,150; farfetch.com. 4. Sam Edelman Kinzey 2 Boots, $140; zappos.com.

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A Rainbow Sweater

A Rainbow Sweater
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While rainbows are several months away, donning one now will keep you cheery and upbeat.

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Winter Pick-Me-Ups
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1. Jardin des Orangers, $184; mytheresa.com; 2. Marc jacobs V-Neck Sweater, $550; marcjacobs.com. 3. Zara Multicolored Striped Sweater, $50; zara.com

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Gold Chains to Layer

Gold Chains to Layer
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Mixing your favorite necklaces gives a cool vintage vibe without much effort.

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Winter Pick-Me-Ups
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1. Loren Stewart Petite Havana Chain, $455; barneys.com. 2. LANA Fiften Mini Disc Chain Necklace, $935; bergdorfgoodman.com. 3. Wwake Three Points Necklace, $570; catbirdnyc.com. 4. Beaufille Spiral 14K Gold Necklace, $670; modaoperandi.com.

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Prints that Take You on Vacation

Prints that Take You on Vacation
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Tropical paradise is only a button-up away according to Acne Studios' spring collection. Breathe new life into your winter wardrobe with these fun printed items.

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Winter Pick-Me-Ups
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1. Gucci Princetown Floral Print Mule Loafer, $790; www.nordstrom.com. 2. Shashi Camilla Drop Earrings, $22 (originally $39); revolve.com. 3. Elizabeth and James Drew Kimono, $425; intermixonline.com. 4. Stella McCartney Printed Silk Crepe de Chine Tapered Pants, $685; net-a-porter.com. 5. Banana Republic Dillon-Fit Tropical Print Shirt, $88; bananarepublic.com. 6. Etro Silk Foulard Paisley Square Scarf, $205; neimanmarcus.com.

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A Cute Belt to Cinch Everything

A Cute Belt to Cinch Everything
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Put spring's buzzy wrap styles to work now as a finishing touch to a high-waist skirt or over a menswear blazer.

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1. Vetements Leather Belt, $490; net-a-porter.com. 2. Gap Skinny Braided Belt, $30; gap.com. 3. McQ Alexander McQueen Double Wrap Belt, $148 (originally $185); shopbop.com

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