It’s no secret that neutral pieces are easy to style. They go with just about anything and rarely clash. As such, it can be easy to get in the habit of constantly wearing various shades of white, brown, gray, and black. However, opting for only neutrals can greatly limit your style potential. Adding color to your wardrobe, on the other hand, can create stunning contrast and make your style stand out amid a sea of neutrals. Who knows? It might even boost your mood a little as well. To break out of your comfort zone and start living a more colorful life, follow these simple ways to incorporate more color into your wardrobe.
Start with a small pop
If you aren’t used to wearing color, you probably won’t feel all that comfortable stepping out in a bubblegum-pink dress or red jumpsuit. Feel free to take some baby steps on the road to colorful fashion.
Consider accessorizing with bold-colored jewelry, sunglasses, or a bright scarf. Incorporating small “pops” of color into your outfits is a great way to get used to playing with brighter shades without committing to a look that’s completely outside your comfort zone.
Work from the ground up
Now that you’ve played around with incorporating color into smaller accessories, consider entering into the world of colorful footwear. Wearing colorful shoes is a great way to dip your toe into more colorful fashion choices. Whether you want to step out in a pair of bold red pumps or yellow sneakers, colorful footwear looks great when paired with neutral clothing and can add something special to any outfit.
Carry your colors
Another great way to incorporate more color into your wardrobe is by simply carrying colors with you. In other words, consider purchasing a bright-colored handbag, clutch, or satchel. Carrying your colors rather than actually wearing them is a great way to ease into a more colorful wardrobe.
For those who don’t already have a lot of colorful pieces to pull from, investing in a bright bag will provide the opportunity to wear at least one vibrant piece on a regular basis without having to splurge on several colorful clothing articles. Plus, a bright bag will provide a stunning contrast against the neutral attire you already own.
Experiment with colorful outer layers
If you’ve attempted introducing small pops of color into your style and are ready for the next step, consider experimenting with colorful outer layers. Brighter-colored outer pieces such as jackets, cardigans, and hats are a great way to try out a new style without fully committing to a new look.
Ultimately, if you realize that you don’t feel comfortable wearing so much color, no problem! You can simply remove your colorful piece and revert to your neutral-colored comfort zone. No harm done.
Sometimes when taking a risk on a new fashion choice, you may find it helpful to have a backup plan to make you feel more secure in your decision. Plus, if you’re used to wearing neutrals, you should be able to easily throw on an outer piece that looks great with your ensemble without having to put in much thought.
Layer neutrals over a colorful top
On the flip side of our last tip, you could also try layering neutral outer pieces over a colorful top. Colorful shirts look amazing peeking out through a neutral blazer or cardigan.
By layering neutrals over a more colorful top, you can introduce color to your look without allowing it to overwhelm or distract from the rest of your ensemble. Instead, the color serves to add dimension and intrigue to your look in a way that is subtle and effortlessly chic.
Play with muted tones
Adding color to your wardrobe doesn’t necessarily mean sporting neon and other eye-catching shades. While some fashionistas enjoy standing out, others may prefer more subtle fashion choices. Fortunately, there are plenty of stunning colors to wear that won’t be conspicuous and attract unwanted attention everywhere you go.
For example, olive green, burnt orange, maroon, plum, and mustard are all great subdued shades to incorporate into your style. By opting for more muted tones, you can enjoy all the fun of playing around with different colors without the attention-grabbing effect of brighter shades.
Stick to one shade
A challenge to wearing colors as opposed to neutrals is that colors aren’t as easy to mix and match. Unfortunately, the somewhat daunting task of trying to decide which colors will look good together without clashing ultimately prevents many people from experimenting with color in their clothing. To take the guesswork out of wearing a brighter-colored outfit, consider opting for a monochromatic look.
For example, you could wear a skirt and blouse in the same shade of blue or a green jumpsuit with matching shoes. By sticking to a single color, you won’t have to worry about different shades not looking good together. Plus, you’ll make a head-turning stylish statement while you’re at it.
Don’t hold back
Once you’ve gotten a little more used to incorporating color into your look, it’s time to have some fun and be free with your fashion choices. Ultimately, there is no right or wrong way to incorporate colors into your outfit. Don’t hold yourself back by arbitrary rules about which colors can or can’t be worn together. If you feel like pairing an orange shirt with a cobalt blue bag, do it. Part of what makes wearing colors so enjoyable is the freedom to express yourself in a variety of different ways that make you feel confident.
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