How to Wear Color

This spring color abounds but it’s presented in a fun and fresh approach that is attention getting for all the right reasons.  And what better time?  With the political climate being a bit volatile, we all need a little ‘happy’ in our lives, and color is a wonderful way to add just that.  Plus, it’s a great way to liven up your wardrobe after the dark hues of winter.  Are you as ready to get away from black as I am?

The other day when my mom and I were shopping we were both drawn to a dramatic combination of a mustard with a touch of gray. It was unexpected, yet just the right amount of WOW to put a smile on our faces!

Wearing color may be new for you, and if it is it can seem intimidating, especially with bold hues.  But the great news is that it can be easy to dip your toe into the season’s 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 it’s best to ease into it.  Try one eye-popping piece paired with your neutrals, or add a bright scarf 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.  Take cues from your eye and hair color, and repeat them in your wardrobe for a personalized look.  Then 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!  Remember, you can wear color with something that is black and white!

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 turquoise pants, a bright yellow moto jacket or an eye popping tunic 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 us to set up a StyleFinder 101 Session to discover your Fabulous Five Colors, your seasonal color harmony and the colors that make you look amazing!  Call the boutique at 919-454-3068 or email Admin@StyleFinderID.com.

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