Our #OOTDs are very much reflective of our mood. When it's warm and sunny, we break out the florals and colorful wear. Right now, though, we feel pretty gloomy about the chilly winds and chance of snow, so we put a hold on the bright hues. Our winter palette is a humble lineup of blacks, grays, and whites — but that doesn't mean it's boring. On the contrary, a monochromatic wardrobe is synonymous with so many of our style icons. Instagram's best dressed prove why a muted ensemble is so timeless: They use it as a base for bright accessories, mixed textures, and other details that together form a perfect #OOTD. We rounded up some of choice looks that capture the winter color gradient — from all-gray ensembles to match the weather to softer pastels that ease into spring trends.
If you're a color novice, ease yourself into a wider palette with pastels. All it takes is a lavender overcoat, like Valentina Siragusa's, to make your winter wardrobe feel like a fresh spring bouquet.
Lainy Hedaya jazzes up her mostly-gray ensemble by playing with silhouettes and textures. She pairs a baggy, zip-up sweater with skinny-fit jeans, and rounds out the look with sleek leather booties and a handy clutch.