How To Introduce More Colour into Your Wardrobe
For many people, the thought of wearing colour scares them? We get comfortable in neutrals, feel safe in black and find grey and navy go with everything. It’s not uncommon to find many wardrobes filled with varying shades of black, white and grey, but this sad selection of neutrals is lacking life. We all have bold personalities, so why not embrace that in your clothes. If a closet full of rainbow pieces scares you, try it in your accessories.
Sometimes all you need is a bold accessory. It will ensure a subtle burst of colour without overpowering the rest of your outfit. Start off simple, maybe with a basic watch. Pick up an inexpensive watch in a primary colour, which allows it to be styled with everything. If you lack the style confidence to wear a bold colourful outfit, try adding some fun arm candy in a fresh pop of colour. As long as you’re selective about what you pair with it, colour accessories should be fairly easy to incorporate into any wardrobe. Jewelry, a scarf or even sunglasses shouldn’t look overdone or obnoxious, it will simply add some visual interest to your outfit.
There’s nothing that makes a neutral outfit pop quite like a brightly coloured jacket. It’s a single item that you can integrate into your wardrobe almost effortlessly but can really jazz up a monochromatic look. Take any solid outfit and incorporate a dose of colour in a blazer, moto jacket or even a winter coat. It’s a sure way to add a burst of freshness to your look, without being too bold or daring.
If you’re feeling slightly adventurous, my favourite way to wear colour is head-to-toe. A monochromatic look is always chic and always right on trend. Keep it simple by opting for a colourful jumpsuit, a dress or even a matching suit. This takes the guesswork out of what shades and fabrics go with what. If you are more comfortable mixing and matching your pieces, a colourful top with pants in a similar hue is always a good idea. Match your shoes and handbag for even more colour and a daring effect.
Finally, another way to present colour into your life, is with prints and patterns. The underlaying colour can still be a neutral but experimenting with patterned clothes is a really easy way to introduce more colour into your wardrobe. Find a design that makes you happy, and chances are, you’ll love it in a fun pop of colour. Whether that be a floral, geometric or even abstract design, falling in love with a print is a sure way to make that piece feel authentic in your current style.
What I Wore- Alice & Olivia two piece- c/o Channers, Purse- Chanel Double Flap, Watch- c/o Bulova, Jacket- Danier, Heels- BCBG
Makeup done by Sam of Samantha Blatnicky Makeup & Lash Artist