If you’ve been following along for some time you know I like to keep things classic and neutral when it comes to my wardrobe. It’s not that color scares me, it’s just my personal style comfort zone – I just live for putting together looks I know will stand the test of time! I like to think that a neutral-based wardrobe is a great foundation and the best place to start when you’re building essential basics.
But sometimes you can’t help but want to spice things up.
This little urge hits me when the weather starts getting warmer and layering is no longer an option. Are you the same?
Today’s style tips are geared toward helping you add a bit a color to your closet when you’re a neutral-lover like me. Hopefully, I can help you throw away those intimidating thoughts and help you pick up a colorful piece the next time you go shopping.
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Start with light-washed denim
Something I think gets overlooked quite often is what you pair your new colorful pieces with. There’s no right or wrong way to add color but it helps when you pair it with shades that won’t distract from the overall look and feel. Light-washed denim complements colorful pieces so well and it keeps outfits light and airy. Other tones to consider are cream and caramel tones.
Put your best foot forward with colorful shoes for summer. If you already have a pretty neutral wardrobe going for a bold heel really adds an extra pop of excitement. Choose a style that already goes with your personal taste and isn’t too trendy since you’re already going a bit out of your comfort zone with color.
Colors you want to look for are yellow, lilac, teal, blue, and rose pink.
Brightly colored jackets
You already knew this was coming.. blazers/outerwear is the easiest way to add color to your wardrobe. Because it’s summertime you want to opt for lightweight material and shades that really pop. I’m a huge fan of pastels right now and blazers really add a chic factor to every day looks.
Add color with makeup
I will forever love bold lips against a full neutral outfit. It really adds drama with little effort and it’s a great way to ease into color what you aren’t too comfortable with it.
Choose a pattern you love
Sometimes opting for an all single color top can be intimidating if color is not your jam so introduce it with a pattern. A striped shirt or red gingham pants won’t feel too out of your comfort zone since it will break up the color and still keep the feel of a neutral palette.
Introducing color into your neutral wardrobe doesn’t have to be intimidating if you take baby steps. The best thing to remember is that it’s just clothes – you can try again the next day if a certain color didn’t work for you. Feeling confident in your style is the most important thing of all.
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you ladies picked up a tip or two!