It’s easy to get into the habit of always reaching for the same black and grey pieces when getting dressed. And we get it, those colors can be effortlessly styled and practically go with everything. But while neutrals definitely have their place in every wardrobe, there’s something special about a pop of color that can change the whole vibe of your outfit. So when you find yourself wearing the same black top or jeans again, don’t despair—there are simple ways to kick things up a notch.
The soft shade of this belted linen dress is the perfect piece for when it’s warmer out. The earthy tone is not only a flattering color, but it can easily be styled in a variety of different ways, too. Add a touch of vibrance to your look by styling it with a statement-making shoulder bag that features a variety of primary colors, like the one we used. Then pick your favorite color from the bag to coordinate your shoes with.
A pop of color in your workwear can be more than just colorful accessories—it can be the star of your outfit. For this look we started with a pair of trousers in a dreamy hue of pastel pink. A silk chiffon shirt with a loud print pairs beautifully with the pants because of the undertones they both share. Bring it all together with a charcoal colored bag and metallic silver heels for a look that is as polished as it is statement making.
No matter how many trends come and go, nothing will ever beat the timeless combination of jeans and a white tee. But that doesn’t mean the pairing has to be basic. Reimagine this classic look by going for pieces that stand strong on their own—ruffle sleeves and raw hem on the jeans. Then, add a bold printed blazer overtop for a focal-piece that is worthy of being in the spotlight.
We love the way colorful accessories can take a classic, go-to outfit and make it instantly eye-catching. A bag-and-scarf combo is the perfect way to pull that off when the weather gets colder. And don’t think you have to match them tone-for-tone—shades of the same color also look great together. But if you’re in love with a color like this energetic red, don’t hesitate to go all out.
No matter the outfit, people will always see your shoes—which makes them prime real estate for a pop of color. If they’re the focal point of the outfit, keep everything else relatively low-key. Even something that’s usually a statement piece (like this bucket bag) can be brought down to earth in a neutral hue. Because when you wear blue suede shoes, you want them to be the stars of the show.
A pop of color doesn’t have to be in-your-face. It can be subtle, like blush, and even incorporate a print. Multi-color pieces let you play around with matching accessories. For example, this scarf looks great with a blush bag for daytime, but you could also try a deep burgundy one for a richer evening look.