You don’t have to spend long in your favorite store to notice that bright colors are hot right now. In fact, the brighter the better seems to be the rule of thumb. Neon is indeed making a bold comeback, but what should you do to add color to your wardrobe without ending up looking like a road sign? Accessorize, of course!
A little goes a long way – Add pops of color without turning into a neon sign
If you want to keep your wardrobe subtle, but don’t want to ignore this trend, remember that a little goes a long way. Keep your regularly scheduled jeans and neutral top, but add a bright, flashy necklace or colorful earrings to make a statement. The beauty of color is that it draws attention, so you don’t have to add a lot to embrace this trend.
Colorful Accessories Make a Difference
So, what pieces can you add to your wardrobe to embrace this trend? Think about the accessories you have and consider how you can spice up the color. A pair of bright feather drop earrings is one option, and even colorful stud earrings or bright hoop earrings can add just enough pizzazz without going overboard. Scarves, belts, necklaces and bracelets can all lend color to an outfit in an understated and trendy way.
As you look for accessories, don’t be afraid to go bright. Handbags are a great way to bring color into a dull wardrobe, and you can pick up several to switch between depending on the color you want for the day. The ever-popular Cambridge satchel now comes in brilliant neon! This is just one example of bright, bold pops of color in accessories, letting you embrace these brilliant hues without going overboard.
Colorful Shoes Making a Comeback
Color is also making a statement in footwear today. A bright pink pair of heels is no longer taboo. In fact, some designers are building an entire wardrobe out of one colorful pair of shoes. This is not a bad idea, either. If you are going to spend a lot of money on shoes, you might as well buy something people will be looking at!
Focus on One Area
Too much color can actually be a bad thing, and it can make you look flashy and unattractive. Health Magazine recommends highlighting one focal point. If it’s your hands, use colorful nail polish and a bright, bold ring or bracelet. If it’s your eyes, tie a colorful scarf around you neck and add a pair of bright earrings. Wherever you choose to add color, make sure you focus the attention of your outfit to that area.
So—go ahead. Add some color to your wardrobe. Just do it a little bit at a time. In this way, you can overcome some of your fears of color while embracing today’s hottest trends.