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.
What sets a monochromatic ensemble apart is some eye-catching accessorizing. Sofie Valkiers breathes new life into her all-gray look with a bright, textured Proenza Schouler clutch.
Alyssa Lau's footwear choice for walking in a winter wonderland is unorthodox, but genius. The blogger eschews bulky snow boots for sneakers as white as the fresh snow on the ground.
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.
When all else fails, pose next to the most colorful wall you can find. Shea Marie of Peace Love Shea takes advantage of her surroundings to brighten up her black-and-white ensemble.
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.