Subtly Add Color Into Your Outfits (& Rock It!)

I am a total neutrals girl because it goes with everything. When I’m tan, when I’m fair, when I have blonde hair or jet black. My neutral monochromatic closet goes with it all.

But somedays, I want to brighten it up a bit, add some color into my life, and experiment with new ideas! (you never know what you will come up with and love). 

There’s something about color that makes my outfit feel alive, and when wearing the right color, it can definitely make me feel more confident!

So open your eyes of all the possibilities, be prepared to step out of your comfort zone, and find out 5 ways to subtly add color into your outfits and totally rock it!

1. Start with Subtle Colors

Blush, Khaki Green, softer tones… Shades that resemble or act as a neutral shade, but isn’t your typical black and white.

It’s a fun start to incorporate color into your looks, and because these shades act like a neutral shade already, they will look beautiful on all skin tones and match with everything!

Style Starter Tip: Swap your black pieces with color pieces. I am almost always wearing black or white pants because it mindlessly goes with everything, but it’s so refreshing when I opt both for a pair of colored jeans!

2. Outerwear

When I think of a monochromatic outfit, I think of Ian’s closet. From head to toe he wears all black, and almost 5 years later I still can’t seem to incorporate color into his life. (*sigh*)

I tell you this because if this seems like you, and you just shiver at the thought of going out and buying a colored blouse then stick to what you’re most confident with, buuut try pairing it with a colored piece of outerwear!

I love wearing a monochromatic outfit, or an all black dress and pairing it with a fun jacket. It’s a simple way to change up and elevate your style!

3. Sunglasses

Sunglasses is a great first step to introducing brighter colors that you may not typically wear into your wardrobe. It’s a bolder move because it is on your face and will draw the attention, but it’s a super fun way nonetheless!

Coral and Melon are both zesty shades that I love accessorizing with in spring/summer, and it looks beautiful on most all skin tones!

4. Other Colorful Accessories

Other colorful accessories: handbags, shoes, jewelry, nail polish. The list can probably go on, but that’s all my brain and I can come up with at the moment…

I separated sunglasses because it depends on your complexion on which color you rock more, due to how close it is to your face.

But with handbags and jewelry, etc. you have a bit more freedom when it comes to playing with new colors. For example, I love yellows, but it is probably one of the most difficult colors to wear. Some yellows look great on me while other shades of yellow don’t. To ignore this hassle, I just keep my yellows in my jewelry and handbags and it is always the perfect amount of color popping for me.

PS. this is my personal absolutely favorite way to incorporate color!

5. Printed Pieces

Another popular item in the spring/summer is bohemian and floral prints. Don’t worry, I am not a huge floral print kind of gal either, but boho styles I ADORE! Anthropologie and Free People are both known for these inspired looks.

And to summarize this lengthy post, here it is in one sentence: Coco Chanel said it best, “The best color in the world is the one that looks good on you” so step out of comfort zone and find that color that makes you feel vibrant and most confident!

Below I have linked 18 adorable items to start brightening up your wardrobe! Thank you SO much for stopping by!

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