When you’re walking in a winter wonderland, you want to stand out. The best way to make your outfit pop this season is with a splash of color. Now, don’t get crazy and look like a walking human rainbow. No one on the streets of NJ wants to see that. We’re talking about adding subtle hints of these top six NJ winter fashion colors to your cold-weather wardrobe so that you can shine like that star on top of your tree.

Fire Engine Red

Tomato red was the hot color of the fall, but now we’re welcoming in fire engine red this winter. This deep, intense hue is easy to add into your winter wardrobe. When you opt for accessories or clothes with a fire engine red trim, it adds a bright accent to the rest of your look without taking over. Trafalgar is one top men’s brand that’s known for featuring subtle hints of fire engine red in their accessories, like snazzy suspenders. If you’re ready to be bold this season, you can also mix and match your fire engine red staples with different patterns, like Tartan plaid shirts or paisley print ties from Italo Ferretti’s Fall/Winter 2018 collection. If you’re feeling more casual, get your style inspiration from Psycho Bunny let the collar of your fire engine red long-sleeve polo peek out from under your racer-striped raglan sweater. It’s sure to be red hot.

Winter Wine

Wine isn’t just for drinking and keeping you warm this winter, although that’s always a good plan. It’s also one of this season’s trendiest colors. You’ll find this shade in a wide selection of fashion-forward menswear options from high-end brands, including Italian menswear brand Canali. Canali’s Fall/Winter 2018 collection features endless options for wearing wine-colored pieces during the colder weather, including wine-colored winter overcoats, jackets with irregular checks, and suits in comfortable cashmere and wool blends. To get the most out of your look, make sure you have your tailor customize the fit of your winter wine suit pieces. It’ll provide a more polished and professional look. Like a sommelier knows his fine wines, we know tailoring.

Peacock Teal

Jewel-toned colors are making their way gemstones to jackets in 2018, and peacock teal is a color that’s leading the pack. For that special holiday party that’s around the corner, a timeless peacock teal velvet suit, like the ones from Ted Baker, will have you strutting your stuff like a proud peacock. Not ready to rock velvet from head to toe just yet? That’s okay because Ted Baker also has a velvet bomber jacket in peacock teal so that you can rock this top NJ winter fashion color without being too over the top.

Cool Camel

We know you want to stay warm in the winter, but don’t count out cool camel just because of its name. This light shade of brown was seen all over the runways of high-end menswear designers, including Canali, in double-breasted coats that will have you looking cool while keeping cozy. You can’t go wrong with darker shades of camel as well, and you can find them in twill fabric from luxury brand Jack Victor. Bring on all the shades of brown and pair your cool camel clothing with java-colored Chukka shoes from Cole Haan for a head-to-toe, monochromatic look.

Quiet Gray

If you didn’t already know, Pantone’s kind of a deal in the world of color creation.  Pantone’s Quiet Gray makes the perfect backdrop for patterned casual shirts or full winter wool suits. You can even match this subtle shade of gray to a pair of burnt umber utilitarian strapped boots like the ones from footwear favorite Donald Pliner. For a layered look that works as well in the office as you do, you can contrast a gray shirt in a jersey fabric with a blazer from The Good Man Brand that comes in a darker shade of gray. You can also opt for a classic look with a modern twist and sport an asymmetrical, leather motorcycle jacket from the Italian brand Eleventy. Italians know their leather, and they know their shades of grey. This NJ winter fashion color may be quiet, but it will have everyone talking.

Tofu White

Pantone was spot on with putting quiet gray towards the top of their Fall/Winter 2018 fashion colors and they’re not wrong with tofu white either. This creamy alternative to the classic winter white brings a new hue to the holidays. It makes the perfect backdrop for popular prints and patterns, especially checkered flannel tops from Joe’s Jeans or sweaters with white stripes from Brax.  Corneliani is another high-end brand that’s taking tofu white to new heights this winter with their cashmere sweaters. Jeans from labels like 34 Heritage and AG Jeans can help complete your cashmere combo. If you’re daring enough, why not go for an all-out tofu ensemble that features key pieces, such as an overcoat, double-pleated pants or a classic button-down made of crease-resistant fabrics from premium brands like Eton. It’s sure to be a white Christmas.

Winter Fashion Colors with Sal Lauretta

Although you have to trade in the sunshine in the winter when it comes to the weather, make sure your outfits bring the heat with these NJ winter fashion colors. From fire engine red to tofu white, the possibilities to sport different shades this season are endless.

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Ralph Lauretta

About Ralph Lauretta

Ralph is a co-owner of Sal Lauretta for Men. His areas of expertise include custom clothing as well as being the primary clothing buyer for the store. When not at work you can find him hanging out with his family, reorganizing his garage or watching a Denver Broncos game.