Sometimes the answer is sitting right under our noses — isn't that just what Lily Aldridge proved? With a brilliant blouse, the Victoria's Secret Angel shows the most obvious (and totally chic) way to amp up those seasonal blacks and grays. Her sunny Alexander Wang top gives her pants, heels, and even that luxe Céline tote a bright makeover — an unexpected counter to seasonal staples like leather and classic black pumps — and the best part is that it's an entirely easy formula to put to use with your own basics. For the desired effect, just swap out your cozy neutral sweater for a more vibrant top, then add in skinny jeans and ankle boots or leather leggings and heels for a night out. Your other pieces remain the same, but when you add in a burst of brights, as evidenced by Lily, the results are, well, that much brighter. It's not rocket science, but it is a pretty surefire way to liven up that humdrum Winter wardrobe — just shop our editors' picks to find your own bright topper.
Dec 4 2012