Outfit of the Week: Bright Winter Layering

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Photo: Nadya Wasylko

Here’s a sobering fact: Today is the most depressing day of the year. While you can’t crawl back into bed and magically wake up on a white sand beach with a cocktail in hand, you can pep up your day with a fun outfit. Ditch the black puffer, generic jeans, and sweater for something with a little more action. Start with a colorful sweater and a non-black skirt combo like this midi teal version by Veda worn with Ganni’s yellow-and-tan turtleneck. The length will keep your legs warm (especially if you add tights) while the two colors play off each other nicely.

Throw a patterned coat over like this heavy-duty printed suede number by Opening Ceremony for texture, though if you want the same feeling at a lower price, a faux-fur version also does the trick. Finish with sculptural hoop earrings plus sensible black ankle boots and you’re ready to deal with this terrible day.

Opening Ceremony leopard suede moto jacket, $1,195 at Opening Ceremony, for similar try Ainea faux-fur coat, $256.50 at the Outnet; Ganni striped sweater, $400, for similar try J.Crew Howden knitted sweater, $230 at Net-a-Porter; VEDA Crosby leather skirt, $625 at VEDA, for similar try Missguided faux-leather wrap skirt, $42.50 at Missguided; Club Monaco Anisa booties, $398 (available Wednesday, 1/20) at Club Monaco, for similar try New Look mixed fabric boot, $43 at ASOS; Oblik Atelier Beats earrings, $185 at Oblik Atelier.

Photographer: Nadya Wasylko; styling by Diana Tsui; model: Rafaela Frederick at DNA Models; makeup by Kajsa Svanberg; hair by Jerome Cultrera; photo editor: Emily Shornick; photo assistants: Scott Simpson and Pablo Espinoza.