Once you start to wear more color, it’s hard to go back. But, it is a balancing act. Here are some ways to wear color and still look chic.
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This post was originally published in July 2019 and updated March 2023.
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Why Wear Color?
I like to wear color for a few reasons. Color can add a little pep in your step. It’s a way to shine bright in a sea of neutrals. Additionally, it speaks for you and says “I’m here“. Likewise, combining colors in different ways brings new life to outfits. It can communicate confidence. It gives a space for creativity. It’s ageless. The idea is for color to work for you, not for it to be a distraction. More specifically, for it to bring your outfit to life.
Alright, here are some ideas to build some color into your outfits.
1. Start with One Piece
First, start small and build your way up. You can try things that match your comfort level. For instance, think about just trying one piece. It could be an accessory or shoes. Ease your way into it. Then work your way to a top in a vibrant color. However, not everyone wants to stand out from the crowd. I know some days I don’t feel like that. Some of you will be fine just adding a pop of color. And that’s good enough.
“Still, colors undoubtedly have an effect on our emotions and how we perceive others and the world around us”Source: Popsugar
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2. Try One Color
Second, you can begin with one color. For example, maybe try a color that’s not too bold, like blue or green. Also, you can try a different tone of the color you usually wear. Additionally, another reason for starting with just one color is that it allows you to incorporate it into your existing wardrobe.
3. When To Wear Color
Lastly, there is one tip that I haven’t mentioned before. When you decide to try out wearing color matters. For instance, I do most of my style experimenting on the weekend. That gives me a chance to see if I feel comfortable. Additionally, I can get feedback from my family. In contrast, wearing something different to work could throw off your entire day. Then you are stuck feeling uncomfortable hours. So, if you are just starting out with color, do a trial run on the weekend.