How To Brighten Up Transitional Weather Looks

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Happy Tuesday!

Today we are so excited to share our tips for brightening up cold weather looks when spring temps are still weeks away! We’ve partnered with one of our very fave brands, Banana Republic, to showcase a few ideas for adding some pep to your outfits without having to wait until spring.

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floral blouse c/o Banana Republic // black denim – topshop (size up) // floral scarf c/o Banana Republic // black booties // monogram c/o BaubleBar // sunglasses – similar here // tote c/o Henri Bendel // lips- Nordstrom  // black bag c/o Luana Italy

1. Add Color – When cloudy skies and cold temps are still trending, the easiest way to energize your #ootd is by bringing in some color! Pink of course is our very favorite statement maker. It goes well with all skin tones and provides a chic vibe that effortlessly elevates your outfit. The shade of pink in this adorable ruffle blouse and scarf are exactly what we have in mind. If you love this blouse but prefer blue to pink, then you will love this option here.

2. Add Floral – Another easy way to brighten your transitional winter outfit is with adding prints like floral in to the mix. This bold yet soft “painterly print” floral pattern is the perfect statement maker. It’s also available in the Dillon fit blouse and an oh so cute zip pouch. So many opportunities for mixing and matching! If you are a scarf lover like we are, then you definitely can’t pass up this super soft scarf Whitney is wearing. It’s even on sale for $40 today too!

3. Add a statement lip – When it comes to lipstick or gloss, we always say brighter is better! After selecting your go to colorful blouse or accessory, it’s time to pucker up! Pink lipstick is so flattering on all skin tones and we find it pulls together an outfit in seconds. While clothing is the first step, we never leave home without a pink lip.

Thank you so much for stopping by today to learn about our easy ideas for adding some instant brightness to your look. Just because cold temps will be around for a while, it doesn’t mean your outfit can’t be full of spunk! Make sure to shop all the gorgeous new pre-spring arrivals at Banana Republic here.

Here are a few more of our top picks that we know you will love!

Photos by Kelsey Smith Photography


  1. January 24, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    omg obsessed with these prints!! They just made my day better. so perfect for Valentine’s day too!

  2. January 24, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    You have my heart with this post! I adore that bright pink floral print and you two look fabulous!

    xo, Sara

  3. January 24, 2017 / 11:52 pm

    Perfect pops of pink! Love these two outfits babes! xx

  4. January 25, 2017 / 2:25 am

    Great tips. I love brightening up my look when skies are grey.
    Lindsay | sell eat love

  5. January 25, 2017 / 2:27 am

    I love adding a pop of color and floral to my looks to when skies are grey.
    Lindsay | sell eat love

  6. January 25, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    Yall always look so cute!! I just love both of your looks! I can never turn down a good floral pattern.

  7. January 25, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    Both of you look absolutely gorgeous! I love adding a pink lip to brighten up my looks too!

    By Lauren M

  8. January 25, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    You both look great with those boots!


  9. Anna English
    January 26, 2017 / 1:08 am

    Love the fun pops of color! Its such a pretty print!

  10. January 26, 2017 / 1:57 am

    You girls are killin it with these colors! I feel like I don’t know what to wear with the weather so back and forth. You guys nailed this!

    Xo, Lauren

  11. January 26, 2017 / 6:38 am

    you girls always look so great! loving the matching top and scarf! so cute!

  12. Anna Cobbs
    January 26, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    I so love this print! The scarf is such a great accessory for Spring!

  13. monic
    January 27, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    This print for sure helps liven up the winter!


  14. January 28, 2017 / 1:57 am

    These coordinated looks are so fun!!! Love the pink!!

  15. January 30, 2017 / 11:28 pm

    Love how the bright prints add such a pop to the black denim and booties! Such cute looks.

      January 31, 2017 / 12:05 am

      Thank you so much, Lexi! The bags are so soft and cute, and very functional!

  16. January 31, 2017 / 12:51 am

    You coordinated these outfits sooo well! LOVE the floral.

    xo, Lauryn