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Add color to your winter wardrobe

I don't know about you, but I find this time of year to be the hardest season to dress for. It's starting to warm up a bit, but it's not warm enough here in the Okanagan for Spring clothing quite yet, and yet spring clothing is all you are seeing in stores and magazines. With colors popping and hemlines rising on the mannequins, it can be a real downer to go outside where the only colours are a mix of brown and grey.

Similarly, our Winter wardrobes are starting to get a little bit stale! Sweaters no longer appear cute and cozy, and our boots no longer feel fresh and new. We're yearning to introduce some Spring trends to our style, but we still want to dress for the weather we've got.

The easiest way to overcome the winter blues? Add some bold colour to your regular winter wardrobe. A new brighter pink lipstick or a Spring-appropriate scarf to your everyday winter ensemble will give a jolt of energy to your outfit.

Want to take it a step further? I've been experimenting a lot lately with mix and matching boldly coloured jeans and shoes.  Different colours will compliment or contrast differently, so try out several options!  You never know what combination will strike a chord with you.

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About the Author

Alana Denham, a small town girl from Alberta, is making waves in Kelowna with her fashion statements, and people are noticing.

Denham recently won a contest to be the Okanaganista - a guru on all things fashion in the Okanagan Valley.

The contest to be the Okanaganista was run by Orchard Park Shopping Centre. As the winner Denham will be working on projects with the centre, writing a weekly column for Castanet and she'll have a guest spot for the Morning Show with Kevin and Sonia on SunFM to talk fashion.

If you can’t wait to get your hands on each week’s column you can check out Alana Denham’s website:

The Okanaganista will be giving tips on how to achieve effortless fashion, "buy pieces you love, wear what you feel good in and dare to try new things."

The views expressed are strictly those of the author and not necessarily those of Castanet. Castanet presents its columns "as is" and does not warrant the contents.

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