A recent Style Surgery that I ran on my Instagram account – ‘Quick ways to add colour to your outfit’ – gained much interest.
People can really struggle with colour and feel intimated by it. This could be more so now after we’ve all been indoors so long, but wearing colour can also make you look and feel great. Perhaps now is the perfect time to try some colour on for size.
When choosing which colours to wear, it’s a good idea to ‘get your colours done’ by a personal stylist like me. However, a general rule of thumb is to choose colours that illuminate your face. The best colours will give you a healthy glow.
If you are used to wearing neutrals and don’t know where to start consider adding colour with something small. Think belt, bag, scarf, shoe.
I used to wear a lot of black. I still do. So when I started to experiment with colour I started by getting the feel for wearing colour by using accessories. This habit still works for me now. If I don’t feel the need to be seen, but want to elevate or ‘finish’ my outfit then my go-to is a colourful bag. I love bags anyway, so it’s not a real stretch for me. That said, in recent years I’ve added yellow, red and bright green handbags to my collection and they’re on rotation far more frequently than I expected.
Here are some ideas from the four accessory categories. Choose which accessory makes you feel comfortable, or perhaps fulfil a need. If you need a belt, choose a brighter option than tan; heading on holiday, then why not pack a pretty scarf. I love my bags, but I know a great pair of shoes are a real draw for some women. The style and colours worn say much about the wearer, so why not have some fun with your feet. It’s not too in your face, but can really show your individuality.
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Hope you liked these quick ways to add colour to your outfit. If you want to learn the exact colours you should be wearing then contact me on email@example.com or fill in the form on the contact page. See my colour analysis and body shape consultation service here.
Have a great weekend folks!