03/02/2016 06:20 EST | Updated 03/03/2016 09:59 EST

Five Overlooked Fashion Items That Will Make Your Dull Winter Outfit Cute Again

Just when we thought winter was long gone and we were moving on to sunnier days, the inevitable happened — a massive snow storm came sweeping in (cue not wanting to get out of bed, giving up on that static hair of ours and blindly throwing together an outfit just before rushing out the door to embark on a terrible, horrible, very bad commute to the office).

Yes, we know the struggle of planning a outfit during the winter. When it comes to walking to work or school in arctic-like temperatures, that last thing on our minds are "Do I look cute today?" For us, it's all about staying warm in these trying times.

But what if we told you there are five items that can give even the dullest of winter wardrobes a major face lift? Yes, we're talking the totally rad (and overlooked) fashion must-haves that will transform and refresh your winter style.

So if you're in a winter style rut, try spicing up your #OOTDs with these items:

1. Bold Coats

Always choose to dress like a big, fluffy mango. Always 🍠 Regram from @rochasoficial

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Enough with the black. It's time to move on and brighten your dull winter day with a bit of colour. Whether it's bright reds, sky blues or colour of the moment, burnt orange, adding a bold pop to your daily ensemble may just be your cure to the winter blues.

2. Printed-To-Perfection Skirts

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Florals for winter? Now that's groundbreaking. Ditch those black pencil skirts for something a little more fun like floral printed midi skirts or embroidered bell skirts. And, if you're feeling extra daring, go ahead and mix and match your skirt with a printed blouse in the same colour family.

3. Pastel Knits


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Spring is coming. We promise. And with the days getting longer and the sun shining a tad bit more, pastels are the perfect hues to give your dull winter wardrobe a little oomph. Whether it is a soft pink knit or lavender turtleneck, pastels are a subtle way of adding life to any outfit.

4. Headpieces On The Mind

Let's be real, toques can get pretty boring to wear sometimes. Instead, opt for a thick headband or mini headwrap to accompany your stylish ponytail and fun bun.

5. Wrap It

feeling like a no nonsense european cowboy w a flair for the dramatic today 🐎

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Sure, scarves are vital, especially those of the blanket kind. But if you want to change it up this winter, a chic neck scarf is the answer. The upside to this is that you won't be drowning under the layers of the accessory wrapped around your neck and you'll totally feel like you're destined for Paris.

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