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How to Wear Bright Colors for the Winter Months + EDS Reader’s Survey 2022


Good morning! I’m talking about how to wear bright colors in the Winter today. Also, thank you to those of you that have done the Reader’s Survey for 2022. (CLICK HERE.) I am sharing it for the remainder of the week for you to join in and let your voice be heard in helping me bring you content for EDS blog.

iWearing bright colors in the winter- green print dress with neutral accessories

Wearing bright colors in the winter- green print dress with neutral accessories

Wearing Bright Colors in the Winter

Bright and vibrant was in order for the day, as Winter is here. We had about 2-3 inches and a Winter storm warning. Often times, we get a big warning, everything is closed, and there is much ado about nothing. So, this time they were right. I do think that winter snow is prettier than the bareness that Winter brings. My pups were so funny as they aren’t used to walking out and sinking into the snow!

One way to wear bright colors in the Winter is if your dress or outfit has bright colors, such as this green and orange, keep the accessories neutral. I am carrying my Teddy Blake olive structured bag and black croc print booties. I could have layered as well, and worn a thick, chunky sweater over this dress as well.

If you just want to incorporate some brights for a bit more pep in your step in the Winter months, here are some ways to do it 

  • a bright printed scarf
  • a textured faux fur coat
  • a structured wool coat in a bright color like green, cobalt, yellow
  • boots or shoes in a fun bright color can bring a Winter outfit to life- See this post – wearing red shoes 
  • Layering- try a bright slip dress or bright colored sheath dress with a neutral colored (I love black) turtleneck underneath.

Because we sometimes need a “lift” mentally in these months, my eyes went straight for this Zara dress. And it has pockets! Seems like every lady out there goes ga-ga for pockets! You do want to keep the rest of the look neutral as it already speaks for itself! I certainly would have linked this for you, but alas it must have sold out in their sale!

Weekend Fun

I have been busy working on a blog look over the past few weeks. My hubby is in IT, so of course he helps me choose, but picked one with so many options it can be overwhelming! Getting there though..

We have been a bit busy helping my brother and SILgetting their deliveries for their house. They are decking out their pool area, I know my SIL is looking forward to that! Pool party! Hubby and I went to Childress Vineyards on Saturday, and enjoyed lunch, a bottle of Sangiovese (one of our favorite Italian varietals) and listen to music. We wanted to get out as we knew Sunday was going to be a “no go” due to snow.

Wearing bright colors in the winter- green print dress with neutral accessories

Wearing bright colors in the winter- green print dress with neutral accessories

Does wearing bold color over the Winter help your mood? Or do you prefer neutral colors?


Dress- Zara ( on sale- no longer available)

Dolce Vita booties-

Teddy Blake handbag

Ann Taylor necklace ( old)

Join me for Turning Heads Tuesday tomorrow.
Have a great day!
Jess xx

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 18:17h, 24 January Reply

    I love this dress! The colours and pattern are just fabulous! You always pick the perfect accessories too, I love the Teddy Blake bag. The new blog look is great! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:13h, 24 January Reply

      Thank you Emma! I could see you in this dress too, has some of your fav colors. I appreciate you telling me that you like the new blog look. It took some time! :-0

  • Michelle Churchman
    Posted at 10:50h, 18 January Reply

    What a fabulous dress! I love all the color. And you look fantastic in it.


  • Jodie
    Posted at 18:44h, 17 January Reply

    I think we need the bright colors especially during the winter. And this dress is amazing on you Jess.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:55h, 18 January Reply

      Thank you Jodie. Yes, I am just not a fan of all the bareness in the winter. I need some color!

  • Neti
    Posted at 18:16h, 17 January Reply

    I Love this dress on you Jess and the colors are right up my alley. You are giving boardroom Boss vibes in this lewk.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:54h, 18 January Reply

      🙂 I like that! Boardroom boss! thanks Neti!

    Posted at 15:36h, 17 January Reply

    The dress and the print is gorgeous! Also love the handbag. /Madison

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:54h, 18 January Reply

      Thank you Madison. I just couldnt resist this Zara dress!

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 09:17h, 17 January Reply

    That dress is so pretty on you and looks great with the Teddy Blake bag!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:54h, 18 January Reply

      Thank you friend! I just loved the colors.

  • Lovely
    Posted at 03:15h, 17 January Reply

    You look absolutely stunning in this dress! The bag is a wonderful match.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:53h, 18 January Reply

      Thank you! I really do get a lot of use from this bag!

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