9 ways to wear colour in winter

9 ways to wear colour in winter

Nikki ParkinsonEveryday Style, Fashion, How to 13 Comments

It’s officially the last day of winter. I hope wherever you live today that you get a taste of spring in coming weeks.

In Queensland, we’ve had a mild couple of weeks with a few cooler nights. It’s been a strange winter and I can count on two hands how many times I’ve had the heating on.

I’m not skiting. I’ve missed the cold snaps, the few times a year when we get a brief opportunity to layer on up.

I’m not going to lie, either.

I LOVE early spring. I love that the nights are still mild and doona-worthy. And I love that the days aren’t stiflingly humid.

To round out our winter #everydaystyle style challenges, I’ve got inspiration for you from so many women sharing 890+ posts on the #sywintercolour hashtag. These women have shared how they wear colour in winter – in a season that traditionally is all about black and grey.

Talk about inspirational.

I’m definitely one who loves their neutrals, although I have thrown in a little blue and navy for good measure.

Read on 9 ways to add colour to your winter outfits, PLUS the winner of this month’s challenge and details about the #everydaystyle challenge for September.

9 ways to wear colour in winter

Ralph Lauren Denim Supply shirt (bought in Hawaii)| Bohemian Traders jeans (I’m wearing size 34) | FRANKiE4 Footwear ELLiE sneakers 


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And the August 2016 style challenge winner is …

A big congrats to Karen from @styleloving2 … Karen consistently shared her love for colour during the month, from yellow, to orange and wine, she owned her colourful outfits. Karen, please email us: [email protected] with your postal and email address so we can get your Surafina gift card to you.


Share your outfit to WIN

Every month in 2016 I’m giving away a $100 gift card to help freshen up your wardrobe.

This month you could win a $100 gift card from Adrift.

Each month, I’ll propose a different wardrobe theme for you to consider incorporating into your #everydaystyle outfit planning.

Each day that you incorporate that theme, simply upload  your photo using the #everydaystyle hashtag. To be in the running for the prize, you just need to add the specific hashtag for each month’s theme.

You can enter as many times as you like. You can upload to Instagram or upload to the SY #everydaystyle community Facebook group – post your outfit in the comments section of my weekly Facebook Live video.

This month’s theme is: SPRING TRENDS (this post might help get you started)

SPRING TRENDS #SYSPRINGTRENDS #everydaystyle @stylingyou

Your outfit photo could be featured here on the blog with a link back to your Instagram page (if applicable). Entries close Thursday, September 29, 2016. The winner will be announced on the blog, Friday, September 30, 2016.


Comments 13

  1. Thanks so much for the inclusion Nikki, and agree Karen is a very worthy style winner!
    Loving the sites new look too

  2. Love your selections, and congrats to Karen! The blog looks AMAZING – that Kelly’s a genius! (But you can also tell you had a clear vision for it. So streamlined.) Melbourne is doing its usual can’t-make-up-its-mind thing this week. Freezing, warm, hot, thunderstorms and lightning, very very frightening…

  3. Oh wow thanks Nikki you made my day! Such a beautiful group of ladies – definitely showing colour can be added to winter. Still love my winter black though, never breaking up with her but colour sure if fun.
    So excited for next months challenge- so ready for Spring xx

  4. First congrats on new look for the blog, it’s an exciting week checking in on all the changes. You are gorgeous and generous to us.
    Second, I adore seeing all the SY community, not one for taking pics personally but love being inspired and incorporating everyone’s ideas.

  5. Wow thanks for the inclusion Nikki…..got very excited opening your blog this morning. Plus Karen from Styleloving2 is a worthy winner…she always looks stunning.

    Holding onto winter a little longer with a long weekend in Melbourne coming up…….get some more use from the winter layering 🙂 Susan

  6. Rainy and cool here today Nikki but I have a funeral to attend,my GP passed away last week so we are paying our respects!
    Love all the sywintercolours so bright and lovely and congratulations Karen Xx

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