The chill is finally descending, although that's not a reason to banish your colourful pieces to the back of the wardrobe just yet. We get it, you're mourning the loss of summer, but that doesn't mean you have to start wearing all black. Amidst a sea of oversized, chunky knits; thick denim; and long coats; colour is your new best friend. There are many (surprisingly easy) ways to incorporate brights, so go to your closet, part the sea of black sweaters, and tell yourself that you can do this: you can add colour to your winter wardrobe. Here are our tips on brightening up your look this season, no matter the budget…

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WRAP UP IN A COAT…

Rug up in a ruby-toned coat. Pair it back with neutral colours to make it the statement piece in your look. With so many great shades around, you’ll bound to find a coat in the right colour for you.

FOREVER NEW COAT FROM THE ICONIC

CUE COAT FROM MYER

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN COAT FROM NET-A-PORTER

BAG IT UP…

Who said bags have to be black? Next time you’re shopping, take a walk on the wild side and select a brighter bag. With so many options to choose from, we’ll take one in every colour.

TOPSHOP HANDBAG FROM THE ICONIC

CALVIN KLEIN HANDBAG FROM MYER

LOEWE HANDBAG FROM NET-A-PORTER

KEEP WARM IN A KNIT…

Yellow is the new millennial pink. Stay on trend with a yellow knit that will brighten any winter day.

H&M KNIT

THE FIFTH LABEL KNIT FROM DAVID JONES

A.P.C. KNIT FROM NET-A-PORTER

STEP UP YOUR SHOE GAME…

Step out of your comfort zone and have fun in a bright pair of shoes. Avoid making your whole outfit about your feet – pick your shoes and style the rest of the look accordingly.

TOPSHOP SHOES

SAM EDELMAN SHOES FROM NET-A-PORTER

BALENCIAGA SHOES FROM PARLOUR X

GET A MANI…

If colourful clothes are too out of your comfort zone, opt for a coloured nail. Cool weather tends to dry out hands in nails, which makes it especially important to keep those hands preened.

BARRY M GELLY NAIL PAINT – 17 BLUE GRAPE

OPI INFINITE NAIL POLISH – INDIGNANTLY INDIGO

YVES SAINT LAURENT LA LAQUE COUTURE – BLEU MAJORELLE

WHEN IN DOUBT, POUT IT OUT…

You can never go wrong with a good lipstick. If you’re not confident about coloured clothing (or even if you are) a bold lippy is always a good choice. Pick a vibrant shade, like plum, to  compliment any outfit and paint a selfie-worthy pout.

MAYBELLINE COLOR SENSATIONAL CREAMY MATTES LIP COLOUR – MESMERIZING MAGENTA

MAKE UP FOR EVER ARTIST ROUGE CREME LIPSTICK – DARK PURPLE

ORIBE LIP LUST CREME LIPSTICK – THE VIOLET

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