If you’re anything like me, Colour isn’t something that exists in abundance in your wardrobe. Given the choice, black, white, grey, and navy just seem to be more practical in any piece of clothing. Another pair of black shoes? Of course. A yellow top? That’s a little trickier. Colour is great but it’s not always an easy thing to extend into your attire. This year one of my style resolutions was to incorporate more colour into my wardrobe. Here are some of the easiest ways I’ve found to comfortably transition into more colourful clothing.
Bags are probably the easiest way to mix up the wardrobe and add more colour, especially with the more affordable options that exist. Stock your closet with cheap and chic handbags – that’s where you can really make a statement. If you are hesitant like I was, leave the rest of your outfit neutral and add only one colourful accent at a time- like this classic Cambridge Satchel- before slowly incorporating more pieces. My favourite way to pair this bright yellow satchel is with a navy jumpsuit.
The 11 Inch Fluoro Satchel, approx $142 CAD, Cambridge Satchel Company
Skinnydip Small Cross Body in Lilac with Pom Pom, $65.84 CAD, ASOS
Faux Leather Crossbody, $33.90 CAD, Forever 21
Second only to bags, shoes are a great way to add some pop and pizazz into your wardrobe. Don’t be afraid to venture out of the norm and pick a unique colour like magenta, lavender, royal blue, or red. Summer is the perfect time to get acquainted with colour, as there will be a barrage of sandals, heels, and sneakers in a broad spectrum of bold shades.
Brevia, $24.99 CAD, Call it Spring
Koa, approx $61 CAD, Sole Society
Carrson, $125 CAD, Steve Madden
Another great way to start experimenting with colour is through prints and patterns. A simple starter outfit is pairing a neutral blouse with a pair of patterned pants or pairing a printed romper with a pair of white sneakers. Once you start, it’ll be hard to stop.
Salon Cigarette Trousers in Blue Floral Print, $92.58 CAD, ASOS
New Look Tropical Playsuit, 26.37 CAD, ASOS
Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings. Nothing else jazzes up your rotating closet of black and grey like a statement necklace. If you’re a fan of wearing white, turquoise is a great compliment. Try adding a pair of statement earrings or necklace with turquoise stones.
Lucite Link Necklace, 78.50 CAD, J. Crew
Pinata Tassel Drops, approx $47 CAD, Bauble Bar
Druzy Cocktail Ring, $36 CAD, Bauble Bar
If colour is just not your thing and none of the options above seem adequate, the last way to add a bit of colour into your wardrobe is through a scarf. Scarves go with almost every outfit, and are as interchangeable as they come. You can even experiment with handkerchief scarves or headband bandanas. Throw them on on top of your all black outfit and you’re out the door.
Silky Square Scarf, $16 CAD, Urban Outfitters
Breezy Woven Scarf, $5.99 CAD, Forever 21
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