In case you haven't been outside lately, the days are getting dark earlier and it's a lot colder now than it was a week ago. People are breaking out transitional pieces like down vests and denim jackets, bracing themselves for the coming winter.

Dark days don't have to mean gloomy colors or boring oufits though. Patterns are a traditional way to add some flavor to your cold weather gear, especially when it comes to knits. No, you won't see ugly holiday sweaters quite yet, but that's no reason not to implement some traditional woven patterns into your wardrobe. Here's 11 Awesome Winter Patterns to Wear Right Now.