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While we take offense at a lot of NYC stereotypes (opinionated and rude aren’t the same thing, people), there’s one that we’ll concede is pretty accurate: the fact that our wardrobes are as black as our eyeliner. (What can we say? It’s easy to coordinate.) But this season’s bold hues are making us seriously reconsider. Here’s how to pull them off without feeling like a box of crayons.

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A Fuzzy Pink Sweater

Whether or not you went through a pink phase in kindergarten (we certainly did), you’ve gotta appreciate the shade’s new fashion-forward identity. And on a cozy knit—with chic statement sleeves—it’s as close as you can get to wearing cotton candy. 

Get the look: Mango ($60); Urban Outfitters ($80); Tibi ($595)

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A Rosy Coat

Especially amped on pink’s resurgence? Wear your love on your sleeve with a rose-quartz overcoat: Over a black top and jeans, it strikes the perfect balance between girly and edgy. 

Get the look: River Island ($150); Club Monaco ($529); ACNE Studios ($1,150)

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Emerald Shoes

Pantone named Greenery its color of the year, and while we may reach for the springy celery shade more when the weather warms up, we’re currently loving deeper greens, especially on a pair of wear-everywhere low-heeled loafers.

Get the look: Nine West ($50); Club Monaco ($259); Gucci ($650)

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A Cherry-Red Bag

Nothing brightens up a January day like a vibrant purse, and you can’t get much brighter than this. Nab one in an of-the-moment round shape, and you’ll be carrying it long after winter ends. 

Get the look: Baggu ($160); Kate Spade ($248); PB 0110 ($600)

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A Yellow Jacket

Insert Paddington joke here. For real, though, bright yellow is the color to have this season, if the runways were any indication. And when paired with a mostly black ensemble, the effect is surprisingly stylish. (If a jacket’s too intimidating, try the same sunny hue on a bag instead.)

Get the look: Missguided ($72); Nasty Gal ($248); Linea Pelle ($550) 

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