It’s a rare moment when I’m wearing color, but even the edgiest dressers can use a little color this summer. With the range of saturated hues hitting the street style scene, it’s hard to resist. I’m all for mixing, matching, and switching things up, and that means injecting color into your daily wear even if you’re keen on minimal, edgy style. I gave you guys a preview of this look from my Florence post but wanted to get into the nitty gritty of it today. If you’re intimidated by colors, here are three tips to break color into your wardrobe.
1. Go for solids in classic cuts
You’ll likely catch me in black, white, and neutrals, but don’t be surprised to spot whiffs of color now through fall. One of the main reasons I avoided color to begin with is that it can get busy quick. The trick to making it work is is picking solid-color items in classic cuts, like a tailored top or polished trousers. Pair them together and you’ll wind up with an outfit like this.
2. Keep your shoes and accessories neutral OR add contrasting colors to a neutral ensemble
My rule of thumb with accessories is to contrast them with your outfit. If you’re wearing bold, monochromatic pieces, keep your accessories clean and neutral. I’m always game for white and these mules are everything! On the flipside, a jewel tone handbag will sit well against all black or white.
3. Test out color blocking
If you’re ready to experiment, I’m pushing you to try color blocking with bold tones. Pink and red or blue and green are popular combos atm. The look will still feel sleek as long as you don’t stray too far from polished silhouettes. You can also break it up with edgier accessories like a belt bag.
What are your thoughts on bold colors – ready to kick-start a new wardrobe yet?