Winter may have brought with it the love for subtle and warm tones, but there’s no reason why we shouldn’t play around a little with our wardrobes to stand out and make a statement. All you need to do is invest in a few winter apparel pieces and accessories which will take your wardrobe from drab and dreary to funky and chic. Here are a few fun and quirky ways to infuse creativity and liveliness into your winter ensemble:

1. Printed Scarves

One winter wardrobe essential, scarves instantly bring that chic factor to one’s ensemble. Move from subtle and earthy tones to bright and quirky printed scarves this year to make a statement. Make sure to invest in monochromatic prints and tribal prints which can be found at different high-street fashion shops including Top Shop and Forever 21.

2. Skinny Belts

A belt is a great accessory to invest in this winter if you want to accentuate that waist and to highlight your outer wear, be it a jacket or a scarf. The trend was spotted at Burberry Prorsum’s Fall/Winter Collection 2014 at London Fashion Week. Get your hands on a classic black skinny belt or one in a bright neon shade if you love experimenting with color, to perk up things up a bit this winter!

3. Printed Lowers

It’s all about mixing things up and finding that tasteful blend this winter and that can easily be done by pairing for instance, a tee in a minimalist tone such as gray or white with printed tights or leggings. Again, there are a number of prints to choose from, starting from animal prints to simple pin stripes that a number of local and international brands are offering these days. Check out Mango or Mantra.

4. Color Pop

Revitalize your otherwise bland winter wardrobe with a dash of color by picking accessories such as a bright tote or a satchel bag. You can also go for stilettos and pumps in zesty colors such as coral or fuchsia. This not only completely revamps your look but also highlights other parts of your ensemble. Embroidered clutches which have bright colored gems embedded on them are also among options to infuse a little color into your winter wardrobe this year.

5. Sweater Dresses and Cape Sweaters

Play with silhouette and design this winter by investing in printed and unprinted sweater dresses which were also seen flaunted by fashion divas such as Olivia Palermo and Alexa Chung. Moreover, the newest trend in winter wear this year is none other than cape cardigans and coats that can add that 60’s swing and funkiness to your wardrobe. Look for minimalist hues such as browns and grays, or if you’re a bit of a risk taker you can also go for perky colors such as hot pink.