Pippa Middleton Doesn't Follow Winter Fashion Rules & Neither Should You


pippa middletonHere's a random, fun fact. Pippa Middleton gets photographed, on average, 400 times a day. It's true. The Daily Mail's photo editor recently said that he gets between 300 and 400 photos of Pippa daily, all from the same eight photographers. Apparently, they camp outside her door and wait for her to ... walk to work. Oh, the scandal!

Clearly, this is excessive and ridiculous. I mean, the woman's just walking. But I must admit, I do love me a good Pippa photo, 'cause, man, she wears some cute stuff. Take her outfit a few days ago, for instance. Duchess Catherine's sister wore a smart plaid shirt, fitted black blazer, and bright pink skinny jeans -- in the dead of winter. Adorable! If those 400 pictures were never snapped, how else would we have gotten to see this cheery get-up?

I never realized how much black, brown, and navy people wear during the cooler months until I moved back to the east coast. Yes, those colors are easy and go with most, but good Lord are they depressing.

Yes, these shades seem appropriate for the time of year -- dark, serious, kind of depressing -- but I miss the brights; the pinks, the oranges, the sweet, sweet yellows. They all seem to have gone into hibernation while this army of darkness has taken over the streets, trains, and malls of the world.

I say, like Pippa, we put a stop to it. After all, it was only a few years ago that it was considered a fashion faux pas to wear white after Labor Day. What's wrong with bright colors during the winter? Why, nothing, dagnabbit! It's just some stupid, unwritten rule that people and retailers seem to be afraid to deviate from.

If you ask me, we need bright colors more in the winter than in the summer. We have nature's pick-me-up during the warmer months: The sun. Everybody's inherently in better spirits then. It's when it gets dark at 4, and it seems to be raining five out of the seven days a week that we're woefully understocked with frivolity and cheer. And a vitamin D supplement alone is no cure. We need bright pants.

So, next time you're perusing the BP section at Nordstrom, do yourself a favor: Step away from the black. Yes, you can still wear the leather boots you bought a couple months ago, but for the love of color therapy, pair them with something yellow.

Do you wear bright colors in the winter?


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Kwiat2 Kwiat2

She looks tacky and those pants are horrible, no matter what season. I like wearing dark clothes in the winter but I usually have an item like a hat or a scarf in a brighter color to liven it up.

nonmember avatar martha

Those pink jeans would have looked better as normal loose real jeans.

nonmember avatar Edinburgh

Me no likey

nonmember avatar Cam

I like her style. Those jeans are too fun!

nonmember avatar Kristin

I like the blazer. I am not sure how to pull of jeans like that!

nonmember avatar Maureen

Pippa Middleton doesn't live in a town where it gets to -30 F. I'd get frostbite wearing stretch jeans in winter. Pippa Middleton probably has somebody to do her cleaning. Personally, I find it rather depressing to be splashed with dirty slush, and then to have to clean it out of a bright color.

nonmember avatar Jennie

Southerners always wear bright colors in winter. I find NY and Boston's dependence on black kinda depressing since winter lasts so long there. I just wore my colorful clothes anyway; helped cheer me up.

nonmember avatar Carol

Where it's cold and slushy, you wear wool, down and other heavy clothing that often has to be dry cleaned. Light bright colors would break the budget; black and navy don't show the dirt so much.

nonmember avatar Ania

I totally agree with you! I wasn't so sure about wearing bright colors on winter, but what the hell, it's worth the try :) I don't like wearing darks anyway

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