So of course, with pops of bright color being an ongoing trend from previous fashion and current seasons, I am over the moon about the many ways one can incorporate color into their every day wardrobe. I also get a lot of questions from readers who love the color trend but don't know how to make the brave move of including color into their outfits. Here are a few suggestions of how to slowly make the mood to include color without feeling color-shy:
Start small. Include small pops of color - and this could be done in so many ways. You could select a pop of cherry red to your nails or a brighter shade of red lipstick. Statement necklaces or chunky colorful rings bring a loud shout out without feeling over the top - or add a neon clutch to add that punch of color without you feeling self-conscious about it! And remember take baby steps. Take it an accessory at a time till you are comfortable with moving up the scale.
Take it up a notch with matching accessories and wardrobe pieces. Feeling a little bit braver? Start trying to match brightly colored pieces. Loving the colored denim trend? Find a pair and match it to a large statement necklace. Or match a top with shoes. You can be safer by keeping colors identical - but wanna mix it up a bit? Keep colors in the same color family but find pieces in a variety of shades to keep colors more fluid.
Add color to your make-up. A trick to including a lot of color to your make-up without feeling like a clown is to keep the entire outfit within neutral shades. Notice in the above photo that I'm wearing a light brown sweater and underneath that is a white shirt. I also passed the lipstick that day and used a lip balm. I also would suggest using a nude lipstick to compliment the bright peacock blue eye-shadow. I would reverse this if you decide to do a bright lipstick and keep the eye makeup neutral.
Keep it neutral then BAH-BAM! Like the make-up suggestion, keep the entire outfit neutral and then add that POP with something neon. In this outfit, I kept the flats neutral and the jeans loose and relaxed. Then neon yellow isn't as intimidating because it's not competing with other bright colors.
And that's a wrap! For all those color-shy friends, I hope I was able to inspire you to make a little step forward to add that pop of color to your summer (and even upcoming fall!) wardrobe now so that you can explode with color! And for those that are color-obsessed like me, what are your suggestions for color wardrobe additions? please share!
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much love, illy