Winter can be a tough time of year for dressing. For one, putting clothes that aren't my sock monkey PJs on is difficult in the first place, but I struggle sometimes with knowing what colors to wear. Spring, summer, and autumn all have pretty easy color pallets. When it gets cold and dreary outside, I tend to gravitate towards greys and blacks because, without the help of Mr. Sunshine, I don't have the energy to wear anything bright.
On days when even a bold lip isn't enough to cheer me up, I turn to jewel tones. While I wouldn't say that I prefer jewel tones against my complexion (they make me look awfully washed out/bluish and veiny?), I can't help feeling cheerful when I have a cool cranberry or deep turquoise in my outfit.