Merry And Bright: How To Make Your Boring Outfit Pop With Color
December 28, 2012 by Ashley
Are you afraid of adding bright colors, this winter, to your drab clothing? I’ll admit it. Sometimes I get a little nervous that I will look like my 3 year old daughter–a hodge-podge of mismatched patterns and colors. But, if you have noticed, color is everywhere right now and I can’t get enough of it. I have a lot of black clothing in my closet, so I have learned that I have to make it more exciting by adding a few colorful accessories. For example, I really love this top from Down East Outfitters and my Express leggings, but sometimes an all black outfit can feel boring and bland. What if I want to stand out? I am going to show you how to add a few quick and cheap fixes to make this outfit pop.
3 Accessories to Make Any Outfit Pop with Color
1. BRIGHT TIGHTS AND SOCKS
Socks are are so cheap and easy to wear with anything. I especially love these colorful H & M socks because they come with 5 pairs in a pack and have a cute ruffle at the top of each. I love to wear colorful socks in the winter because they add an element of surprise to any look.
(Target tights are cheap and come in every color)
Purses are another great way to add color to a colorless outfit. I love this bright purple purse from H & M; at under $20 it comes in lots of great colors. The best part about it is you can use this for a day or night look. It’s good to go for summer,winter, or spring.
A necklace is probably the easiest and most non-stressful way to add color to a boring look. It makes everything look so effortless and beautiful. I love this accordion yellow necklace from Anthropologie (sale). I can wear it with pretty much anything and it makes the look complete.
Here are some other quick fixes to make any outfit look more colorful
2. Blazers or sweaters
3. Heels or ballet flats
4. Bright lips or finger nails
5. Sunglasses or prescription glasses
And last but not least, I love to wear a bright knit hat by Mutze . I never leave home without one.
Next time you are shopping for yourself I hope you take a chance and buy something that is merry and bright. If you are like me, once you start adding color to your wardrobe, you can’t stop.
What favorite bright items will you be wearing for the New Year?