If you're like me, your wardrobe consists mostly of neutral clothing that can be worn with anything. But there are times when I want to add some colour to an outfit -- and that's where the challenge starts. Here are some tips and hints.
Choose complementary colours.
A complementary colour scheme is one where two colours are opposite each other on the color wheel (for example, blue and orange). This contrast helps make both colours stand out more boldly than they would otherwise. The best part about this kind of pairing? They go well together no matter what type of clothing set-up you wear.
Don't feel like you have to do all the work -- add a few bright accessories instead.
A great way to add a pop of colour to an outfit is with accessories. While you might think of accessories as being things like shoes or jewellery, the term can actually apply to any item that you wear on your body other than clothing. So this would include hats, scarves and gloves.
Accessories are especially useful for adding colour if you don't feel comfortable wearing bold shades yourself but still want to express your own unique personality. For example, if a red dress isn't really your thing but you love the look of it in photos, consider getting some red accessories instead. That way you'll still be able to show off your style without having quite so much attention drawn towards yourself as if wearing a bright colour head-to-toe (which may not be appropriate depending on where/when).
Wear a statement piece (like a hat or scarf) that can also be worn without needing to add other accessories.
Accessories can be an easy way to add colour to your outfit. A statement piece like a hat or scarf can also be worn on its own, so you don't have to worry about matching it with anything else. And if you're wearing a statement piece, you can focus on making sure everything else in your outfit is neutral and goes well with it.
You don't have to wear all the colours at once to make a good first impression
While you're getting used to this new way of dressing, it can feel like you need to wear all the colours at once. But there are lots of ways to play with colour in your outfit without overdoing it.
Pick one colour as the point of focus, and use everything else as accent pieces. For example, let's say that you've decided on a teal dress for your big day. You could match it with a teal necklace, earrings or scarf and then keep the rest of your accessories neutral—maybe some neutral sandals or heels (these go well with any colour), and a statement watch that adds just enough shine without being too much (gorgeous on its own).
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