Get Dressed: 5 Ways to Brighten Your Wardrobe

Pucker Up

This season’s hottest beauty trend is a bold, bright lip. Try a blue-based red for a bright pop of color against fair winter skin. Two of spring’s hottest lipstick colors, pretty pink or bold red-orange, can complement more neutral winter wardrobes too. Plus, it just feels good to change up your look with something special that doesn’t break the bank.

Go Bold and Bright.

Neon and super-bright colors don’t seem to be going anywhere, and it’s a look you can wear now and through spring. Help keep colors bright by washing garments inside out with a liquid laundry detergent. As always, be sure to read each fabric care label for any special instructions.

Layers Work.

It might feel as though you have nothing fun to wear when it’s super chilly, but layering your winter pieces over brighter, more exciting warm-weather items can spruce up your look now. Try pairing cozy winter sweaters with bright pants and skirts or layering a cardigan over a favorite floral blouse.

Nailed It.

Ditch the nude digits for something more colorful. Manicure artwork and designs have been popping up on the pages of the fashion magazines and on the hands of in-the-know fashionistas. Bright nails aren’t just for summer anymore, either. Add a pop of color now and brighten your week.

Dots, Checks, and Stripes.

If loud colors aren’t your thing—or you just can’t wrap your head around neon in February—let graphic stripes, vivid plaids, and girly floral prints lift your wardrobe out of its winter doldrums. An exciting pattern draws the eye to you—and can give an outfit the pop that we all need when spring can’t arrive soon enough.

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