This season color abounds but it’s presented in a fun and fresh approach that is attention getting for all the right reasons. Plus, it’s a great way to liven up your wardrobe after the dark hues of winter.
The other day when my mom and I were shopping we were both drawn to a dramatic combination of fuchsia pants with a bright green top. It was unexpected, yet oh so right! Yet in talking with women I realize wearing this much color – especially colors this bold – can be intimidating. But the great news is that it can be easy to dip your toe into the seasons best and brightest hues without flinching. Here are my best tips to help you wear color with confidence:
1/ Start small – While bold color combinations can be exciting, if you’re not used to wearing color its best to ease into it. Try one eye-popping piece paired with your neutrals, or add some bright accessories to your black and see how fun it can be to bring color into your wardrobe!
2/ Wear Your Best – Of course I’m going to tell you that you can’t just wear any color. You want to wear colors that look best on you. Choose a couple of your best brights and put them together in new ways for a fun twist on an old favorite.
3/ What’s Unexpected? - I encourage you to ask yourself this question when pairing colors. This will invite you to put things together in new and different ways, creating a fresh look and making you feel as if you have a whole new wardrobe, whether you do or not!
4/ Mix it Up – When assessing your wardrobe for spring, it’s great to have plenty of core items in your best neutrals. However, mix it up by adding in a pair of cobalt pants, a bright yellow trench coat or an eye popping handbag that makes a statement.
5/ Go Easy – While mixing and matching can be wonderful, a little bit of bright color goes a long way. Pay attention to the colors you’re wearing and be sure they don’t wear you!
Mixing colors, prints and patterns in new ways can be one of the easiest ways to get more mileage from the clothing you already own. So, go forward and see what kind of clever goodness you can create using things that are in your closet right now. You’ll be ready for spring in no time!
Want to discover your very own unique style and what colors look best on you? Contact me to set up a Find Your Style Inquiry session and learn how my StyleFinder™ System can help you to dress for who you truly are, in all aspects of your life. Michele@onechicmama.com or 919-828-7529.