January classically has been a dull month, usually full of unmotivated students returning from the holiday break facing the monotony of schedules and homework. I find that my wardrobe choices often mirrors this mindset as well as the gloomy weather. When I first put this on I didn't even bother with the blue scarf and immediately my sister gave me the once over that alerted me that something was definitely missing from my ensemble. Why do we fear color during the winter months? Why must we confine color to specific times of the year? So in the midst of daunting school papers and finnicky weather color should be a necessity, not a sometimes treat. And like everyone else, I plead guilty to the shades of grey syndrome.