A wardrobe with the essential black and white basics is a necessity for a unified style. But it can easily become boring and monotonous if you don’t dare to experiment with some colors. However, we fully understand that it can be scary to unanticipatedly start wearing colorful garments if you’ve never done so before. In this article, we’ll therefore offer some handy types on the art of creating a more personal look by adding more color to your wardrobe.
The best way to achieve a personal and stylish look is to start by equipping your wardrobe with the basics – black and white t-shirts, a pair or two of jeans, dress socks, and, not least, some cool sneakers. Once this is done, you can start adding more colors to your wardrobe and make your look bold and, not least, more personal. Here are our top tips on how to do so.
Identify What You Find Appealing and What Suits You
It’s crucial that you don’t just buy lots of colorful and patterned garments just for the sake of it. You should always feel comfortable in the clothes you wear – your confidence will determine whether or not your overall look will look good on you.
So start by identifying which colors and patterns appeal to you and what you look good in. It’s commonly said that certain skin tones are better suited to certain colors of clothing than others.
Warm and dark skin tones go well with clothes of a warmer shade, such as red, yellow, and orange, whereas fair skin tones go better with cool shades, that is, colors like green, blue, and purple. However, if you feel comfortable in a shade that doesn’t naturally suit your skin color, you should, of course, wear it anyways. Again, confidence is key!
Start Soft by Updating Your Wardrobe with Vibrant Accessories
If you don’t want to renew your entire wardrobe, stick to your minimalist philosophy and incorporate color in other ways, you can always start softly by updating it with colorful accessories.
The advantage of incorporating colorful accessories is that they’ll liven up an otherwise mundane outfit. For example, a pair of stylish sunglasses in a color that stands out can make your look more vibrant, and a pair of colorful socks or sneakers can give your look the playful vibe you’re looking for. Such accessories can complement almost any outfit, which means you get to use them properly and not buy them unnecessarily, which is beneficial for the climate and your wallet.
Dare to Break Fashion Rules
We all have different tastes and ways of dressing. Yet there are so many directives that we are expected to follow when dressing up. So if you want to add more color to your wardrobe, the next step is to break those outdated fashion rules that, unfortunately, dominate.
That said, you don’t have to think so much about what patterns or colors you combine. Once again, your confidence will speak for your overall look. But be careful when putting your outfit together. After all, you want to achieve a stylish look, not one that looks messy.
Try and Match the Season
We suggest trying to match the colors to the current seasons. For autumn, make sure you have autumn colors that fit the faded leaves as they fill up the ground. For summer, a nice vibrant, colorful summer dress might be appealing, as it not only fits the flowers in full bloom but also matches the hot sun and cool breeze.
It is generally a good idea to try and avoid dark colors during bright days, so avoid wearing too much black during summer. It will not only be really hot as the sun hits you, but also it simply does not match the energy of the season.
Having a nice assortment of colors to match the different seasons is ideal for any wardrobe; also, it makes it a lot easier to find the perfect match of clothes. Nothing will make a nice floral shirt stand out as better as if it’s complemented by nice shorts in similar colors. Try and limit the color palette to a maximum of three different colors. If the dress is red with yellow flowers – you should try and match it with similar colors for your shoes, earrings, watches, or whatever is your go-to accessory.