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Bright winter attire that won't look summery

Bobby Schuessler is a beauty writer for SheKnows and is one of the resident experts on hair care and celebrity hairstyles. Bobby is currently a New York City style editor and writer. For inside fashion and beauty trends, follow him on Tw...

Shine bright!

It may be dark and dreary outside during these frigid months, but that doesn't mean your clothes need to be! These colorful wares will brighten up any winter look this season.

Ditch that dull black pea coat, gray sweater dress and basic brown boots. Why? Because you don't need to look as dark as it does outside this winter. You'll look instantly chic by slipping into something colorful, rather than dull duds. Just pay attention to fabric and cuts, so you don't look too summery. Opt for chunky details (like sweater dresses and big coats) and cool-weather materials (like suede and cashmere).

Not sure what brights will work best for you? Not to worry, we're here to help. These oh-so-fabulous jackets, dresses and everything in between will have you ringing in this chilly season in style.

1

Oversize sweater

Oversize sweater

Snuggle up in an oversize sweater for those extra-frigid days. Pair with dark denim for the weekend or black slacks for work to make the bright pink hue pop.

Cozy V-Neck Sweater (Gap, $25) 

2

Blazer

Blazer

Why wear a neutral blazer to the office when you can rock one in delicious violet?

Bright Purple Color Block Blazer (River Island, $100)

3

Coat

Coat

Wrap a green coat around you to really stand out in the snow. Plus, this stunner has adorable polka dots for even more of a stylish effect.

Skipping Town Polka Dot Coat (Ruche, $95)

4

Jeans

Jeans

Sometimes we just need to give our blue jeans a break. Hello, vibrant turquoise denim.

Zippered Skinny Jeans (Forever 21, $16)

5

Pullover

Pullover

Embrace your inner-prepster with a totally cute yellow knit.

Everyone Knows It's Cindy Sweater (ModCloth, $60)

6

Dress

Red dress

Warm up in a sexy red sweater dress for your next date night.

Cutout Sweater Dress (2B, $25)

7

Boots

Blue boots

Your feet are screaming for color! Toss your black booties aside for a pair in eye-catching blue.

Aldo Sherly Blue Pointed Ankle Boots (ASOS, $143)

8

Socks

Socks

Make your ankles shine with super-fun socks!

Stripe Socks (Happy Socks, $12)

9

Scarf

Cashmere Scarf

Give your neck an upgrade with a plush purple scarf.

Cashmere Scarf (Cole Haan, $128)

10

Hat

Turn Up Bright Beanie

Your head will look divine in a lime hat.

Turn Up Bright Beanie (Topshop, $24)

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