How Do You Beat the Winter Blues? Wear Tangerine.

Yes, black is chic, but day after day it can be draining. Instead, try winter fashions in florals and bold colors.

Once the charm of a white Christmas has passed, many people in temperate climates grow tired of the cold and snow. And while it’s easy to just throw on whatever feels warmest on biting January mornings, there’s no reason why dead-of-winter fashion has to be thoughtless, boring, or all black. Perk up your wardrobe (and your day) by introducing winter-appropriate clothing in bright, summery shades.

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The Look 

Although the black-and-white color palette of this dress is appropriate for winter, everything else about it feels vernal: the playful skater silhouette, the floral print, and the subtle splashes of color. An azure beret conjures thoughts of springtime in Paris and boldly contrasts the tangerine overcoat. Knee-high riding boots keep feet dry on slushy sidewalks that seem a far cry from summer’s alfresco dinners.

1. Floral dress; Brown’s London ($1,145)

2. Orange wool crombie coat; Psyche ($164.45)

3. Riding boots; Click Shoes ($229)

4. Pewter clutch; Francesca’s ($24.98)

5. Herringbone tights; Francesca’s ($12)

6. Beret; Goorin Bros. ($42)

Since many of us are a bit strapped for cash after the holidays, we’ve rounded up some similar looks for the dress, coat, boots, and hat to keep your look fresh, but still on-budget.