Have you ever looked in your wardrobe and seen a lot of black? Or maybe walked out the door wondering why you look so beige? Don’t worry, you’re not a secret goth, or maybe you are, but black and beige are neutrals that go with everything so it’s easy to fall into the trap of having an entire wardrobe made of them. If you’re looking to add more variety to your wardrobe, take a look at our tips to get started.
Understand an Accent Colour
If you’re starting out, pick a colour and stick with it in an outfit. That doesn’t mean dripping yourself head to toe in it, since that will be an eyesore to all who see you on the street, but instead dotting it throughout your outfit. You can choose one big item in a shade you like and surround it with neutrals. For example, a red jumper will pop in black jeans, a tan coat, a white scarf, etc. Or alternatively…
Start with Accessories
Another way to slowly implement colour would be to coordinate your accessories. Even if that’s the socks, go bright and dot it all over your outfit for a subtle way to add a pop. This is especially useful if you have a neutral outfit that you want to liven up. For example, a suit often doesn’t come in a wild selection, as it would be too much, but you can add colour to the shirt, pocket square and other accents. In more casual clothing you can add it to your jewellery to accent a little black dress or jeans and a white t-shirt.
Go for Jewel Tones
Go for saturated jewel tones to start with. Rich shades like emerald, ruby and sapphire flatter most complexions and allow you to mix shades and patterns without looking too much like a cartoon character. Additionally, you can mix these to make bold statements in dresses, jumpsuits or coverups. Add a bright t-shirt to a neutral pair of jeans or make a mix-and-match to make an eye-catching contrast. If you really want to nail it you might want to look at opposing chooses on the colour wheel for complementary contrasts. You can find cheap t shirts on the Wordans website, which is an ecommerce platform dedicated to all styles in all quantities.
Try Colourful Outerwear
If you have a neutral outfit that you think needs livening up, a good way to go about it is with a statement jacket or coat. Adding a pop becomes a statement with outerwear, and it’s a lot more common than statement trousers or skirts, for example, but they’re also a problem if they are making the outfit since they need to come off whenever you arrive anywhere. Have something under your coat or jacket to coordinate to keep your outfit colourful. On the other hand, if your outfit calls for a hoodie, that’s something that can be a statement that you keep on in a range of fun options.
Wearing bold colours takes a bold personality, but it’s also a good way to fake a bold personality. You can start small to get into the groove and build up over time, but adding it to your wardrobe is a great way to look effortlessly stylish and modern.