I was recently asked for some advice: “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 are:
- 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.
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There is of course way more about colour you may want to learn about. For example mixing colours, finding the colours that work for you (and if you’d like my professional opinion on your colouring – you get a personal colour analysis as part of my 7 Steps to Style program), and creating outfits with colour (remember that wearing colour will bring more joy into your own life as well as those around you – now isn’t that something to strive for?