How To Add Color To Your Winter Wardrobe

How to Add Color to Your Winter Wardrobe

You ask, I listen! Fashion was one of the top topics you wanted to see more of, according to the reader survey, and I’m REALLY excited to make that happen! I have a confession though: I hate dressing myself in winter. I find it very hard to find winter clothes that fit my colorful, pattern-filled style. Everything always seems to be neutrals and dark colors and BLAH… doesn’t work for me! I figured some of you who love a good dose of color might feel the same so I decided to bring in the experts! I teamed up with my pal Jen Pinkston, fashion blogger and wardrobe stylist, to help me find some pieces to brighten up my winter wardrobe. I am SO excited about what she found, and how the pieces paired easily with items I already have. So today, I have 4 fun outfits, plus a bonus dose of colorful coats, to get your cold weather clothes looking a little more bright!

How to Add Color to Your Winter Wardrobe Pattern Play
Heart Elbow Patches
/ Grid Shirt / Cloud Print Shirt / Lip Shirt

Click through to see the outfits Jen put together for me!


DIY Heart Floor Decals

DIY Heart Floor Decals

Wooo-wee! I’m in the Valentine spirit now! This project is as easy as 1, 2…. no really.. just TWO steps!! Cut and stick. Ba-BAM! This is a fun way to jazz up the kids room (or your classroom floor, teachers!) for v-day with a little trail of hearts to some yummy treats. Two step projects are the post, so let’s do this.

DIY Heart Floor Decals

Vinyl in Pink + Red Hues (Blush, Pink, Hot Pink, Red)
Cricut Explore™ + Cutting Mat (*** See note below the instructions if you are not a Cricut owner!)


1. Open this project in Cricut Design Space and follow the instructions to cut out the heart shapes.
2. Remove your hearts from the backing and place them on your floor as desired. I recommend testing a heart on an inconspicuous area of your floor first to ensure they can be easily removed from your type of flooring!

***A few of you have mentioned that you don’t have a Cricut and would love a way to still be able to make the projects I share in partnership with them. Good news! I have a solution for you thanks to the new Print and Cut feature. If you’d like to make one of these projects and you don’t have a Cricut, follow the steps below. This will allow you to purchase the file (just $0.99!) and print and cut it by hand. I will warn you that this will be a bit more laborious as you will be hand cutting everything, but it’s a great solution for those of you who’ve asked!

1. Click the “Make It Now” button for project you want to make above.
2. Press the “Customize” button.
3. Select all images and click the “flatten” button in the pop-up menu on the right.
4. Hit “Go” and then hit “Print and continue”. At this point, your printer menu will pop up and you can print the image. After you hit print, it will ask you to make sure you have connected your Cricut Explore, but you can just ignore this as you are all finished! Once you’ve printed the template, you can trace it on to your vinyl and cut out the shapes by hand. Tada!!!

DIY Heart Floor Decals
DIY Heart Floor Decals

All Photos by Jeff Mindell

Easy peasy lemon squeezy. Imagine going crazy and doing an entire floor covered in these!?


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