Our outward appearance often affects how we feel about ourselves. As women, it is important to acknowledge this and to find the things that make us feel good about the way we look.
One way we can liven up our appearance and have a little fun is adding some colour to our wardrobe.
However, adding colour to your wardrobe may sound like a frightening thing to those whose closets are filled with shades of black and all things white.
We promise it’s not as scary as you’d think. Below we share some simple ways to brighten and lighten things up.
Add Colour with Jewelry
Naturally, we are going to mention jewelry. But it truly is one of the easiest ways to incorporate that pop of colour while expressing your unique style.
It is always important to remember that your jewelry is an addition to your outfit and should always compliment your outfit, never compete with it. For instance, if you are wearing a busy outfit with a lot of colour or a loud print, your jewelry should be more reserved. On the other hand, if you are wearing a simple dress, you can choose a colourful statement piece to add some character and act as a focal point of the outfit. Have some fun!
Jewelry gives you the opportunity to bring timeless elegance or adventure to your wardrobe and is a way to express your personality through fashion.
Add Colour with Accessories
This can be accomplished with shoes, handbags, your eyeglasses, etc. Pair a bold red shoe with a black business suit or add a vibrant yellow handbag when wearing your favourite blouse and jeans. Possibilities are truly endless when you realize accessories are a game changer for your wardrobe.
Add Colour with Lipstick or Polish
Be bold and up your lipstick or nail polish game. Be sure to choose colours that compliment your outfit and, of course, your skin tone.
Add Colour with Pastels
If you know you want to add colour to your closet but are afraid to branch out a little beyond the basic neutrals, try starting with softer colour tones such as a blush blouse, baby blue blazer, or mint pant. Adding pastels is a calmer way to add a little pop to your wardrobe.
Add Colour with Colour
If you are one to be bold and jump right into changing your wardrobe, consider the monochromatic approach. This means wearing the same colour, in different shades, tints and textures, from head to toe. This can be done with any colour and looks good no matter your colour choice. When planning a monochromatic outfit, it is important to keep in mind the season and occasion you’re planning for.
Advice to Remember
As you're adding in colour, be sure to choose colours that compliment your skin tone. We know that basic neutrals will always be a wardrobe classic; but adding in colours to the mix can brighten up your wardrobe, add fun to your style and help exude confidence you didn’t even know you had.