Merry And Bright: How To Make Your Boring Outfit Pop With Color

posted on December 28, 2012 by  |  posted under Beauty, Fashion  |  12 Comments

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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.

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 3 Accessories to Make Any Outfit Pop with Color

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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.

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(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.

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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.

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Here are some other quick fixes to make any outfit look more colorful

1. Scarves

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.

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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?


add color to your outfit

    1. December 28th, 2012 at 7:13 am
      Nicolette says:
      I love fun colorful pieces! I would never have thought of bright colored socks, but they would be so fun with some of the flats I have. Thanks!
    2. December 28th, 2012 at 2:57 pm
      Audra says:
      LOVE this. What amazing ideas. I need more color in my wardrobe so THANK YOU!
    3. December 28th, 2012 at 4:58 pm
      Brooke says:
      Love how you showed each of the accessories with the same outfit - what great ideas!
    4. December 28th, 2012 at 8:19 pm
      Libby says:
      Great ideas for adding pops of color. I'll be getting me some of those cute socks and tights. Your hair looks fabulous and I love the red lipstick! So cute!
    5. December 28th, 2012 at 9:30 pm
      Shelley says:
      I want that necklace! So gorgeous!
    6. December 29th, 2012 at 10:04 pm
      hotpants says:
      Great post. Your ideas do add so much and can really vamp up a boring outfit. Itg would be cool to see a post like this for men. We get stuck in ruts too. Thanks for the tips.
    7. December 30th, 2012 at 3:39 pm
      Mikey says:
      What what! Great post girl!
    8. January 1st, 2013 at 10:18 pm
      Lindsey says:
      I want that necklace SO HARD
    9. January 3rd, 2013 at 11:12 am
      Ellie Mae says:
      I LOVE the pink purse and the yellow necklace is awesome!!!!
    10. January 6th, 2013 at 10:39 pm
      Jenny says:
      I love these options! I too wear a lot of black and will have try a few of your ideas. I am a huge fan of the yellow necklace and of course the mütze!
    11. January 9th, 2013 at 12:39 pm
      Deanna Sasser says:
      Loved the ideas for dressing up comfy clothes. I am not to brave, but will try this, like thinking out of the box! My New Years goal! Thanks!
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