I was recently asked for some advice on how to add a dash of colour to her otherwise black wardrobe. She tends to wear outfits of black, but has a few coloured jackets, and wants them to look tied together, rather than just an afterthought. So I’ve created up a selection of black outfits with coloured accessories and jackets.
The general rule is, if you wear neutrals from head to toe, and want to add colour, you need to add 2-3 accessories in the same colour or colour palette to make it look like it’s purposeful rather than an accidental use of colour. More than 3 uses of the colour will start to overwhelm – not everything has to match.
Remember, this rule doesn’t just work with black, but any neutral – you could be wearing shades of brown and a pop of colour, shades of deep olive green, shades of beige or camel – the rules remain the same.
Oh and yes – I put the parasol in as a bit of a joke!