5 Ways to Incorporate Colour into Your Wardrobe
I know a lot of stylists will tell you the key to having a wearable and working wardrobe is to have as many neutral pieces as possible. Everyone is looking to build their capsule wardrobe, which is usually composed of neutral colours, that interchange with one another. Although having components that compliment one another takes the guesswork out of building outfits in the morning, it doesn’t leave much room for creativity. Your unique personal style almost gets lost, which is why I’m a huge believer in having some colour in your closet.
If you’re someone who loves fashion and adventure, spring is the perfect time to invest in some bold and bright colours. If you’re not ready to embrace the rainbow through your clothes, the easiest way is through your accessories. Let your jewelry do the talking. Some colourful arm candy or even a pop of colour in your watch can give you that “feel-good” feeling of colour without being too in your face. You can even invest in a stunning colourful handbag or bring the eye down to your feet in a fun pop of colour with your footwear.
Another effortless way to incorporate some colour, without being too obnoxious, is with metallics. It’s a little more subtle, yet still adds some visual interest to your look. A copper shoe will look amazing with all your neutral pieces, or a silver handbag can add an element of surprise to your basic white tee and jeans. Gold instantly adds a touch of glam and sophistication to any outfit and makes the entire look feel more expensive and chicer. Of course, you can also play with pastel metallics in your accessories, providing a fresh and trendy effect to any look.
Pick a signature colour that speaks to you, and you know you feel confident in. Having too many colours in your wardrobe can be overwhelming and confusing. Sticking to one or two shades that you can easily mix and match with other pieces in your closet will make getting dressed in the morning easier. As much as I love colour, having every colour of the rainbow can get expensive. You’ll find you need multiple pieces, in every colour to actually be able to create an array of different looks. Pick a colour that you love and build around that.
We all know the importance of layering and adding multiple pieces to your outfit to help add visual interest, so another seamless way to work in some colour is with your jacket, coat or blazer. We often stick to neutral for our outerwear, as we think it goes with everything, but a brightly coloured jacket can make a bold impact. It can really brighten up your complexion and can easily be removed when you’re looking to have an all-neutral look. If you’re really looking to be adventurous, try a bold print, pattern or even texture to spice it up even further.
Finally, although this may be cheating a little (as it’s not technically clothing), but a fun pop of colour with your lipstick can go a long way. We all know a good lippie can boost your mood and confidence, but it can also welcome a touch of colour to your outfit. Put away those nudes and reach for a striking red or playful pop of pink.
What I Wore- Minnie Mouse Sweater- Snafu Studio, Handbag- Chanel Double Flap, Necklaces- c/o Victoria Emerson, Vintage Pants- Sneakers- Nike Air Force 1
Wallpaper is from Wallpaper Direct and Balloons from Fab Depot