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Monday, August 4, 2014

Small Ways to Add a Big Pop of Color to Your Outfit!

         At one point a few years ago, I had no color at all in my wardrobe. It was strictly black, black and more black. While there's nothing wrong with wearing black as it is honestly the best color ever, sometimes we all want a little color in our outfits, but we also can get confused on how to incorporate it into our looks! I spent some time when I had this problem trying to find new ways to add some color without adding in too much to my outfits, and while I dress more colorfully altogether now, I still prefer wearing monochrome colors with just a pop of color! Here's a few small ways that I found you can incorporate a big pop of color to your outfits!



Add in one colorful piece to your outfit that stands out from the rest.



If trying to add in a little bit of color to your monochrome outfit, just make sure one of the pieces in your outfit is colorful! Maybe a colorful dress with black outerwear and accessories, or maybe replacing that black shirt with a blue one, or maybe a colorful skirt! It's a simple technique and can make a big difference in your outfit, and you don't have to just stop at one piece, if you keep adding in colorful options, before you know it you may just end up with one colorful closet, like I did! 



Wear your color in your shoes.



A colorful pair of heels or sneakers can really come in handy when trying to add some color to your outfit in a fun and super cute way. The only colored shoes besides black, brown, and white that I own are red, but red is my favorite color, and my go-to for when I want to add in some color to an outfit! I find that red goes so perfectly with most other colors, so if you want to buy some shoes or accessories in a cute color to go with an outfit, try red! 


If your outfit isn't colorful, put on some colorful tights!



During the fall, I heavily depend on my colorful tights to bring some life to my outfits. Even though my fall and winter colored tights are in fall colors like mustard, maroon, and magenta, they really help out my wardrobe, because I'm typically bundled up in my blacks and browns during the colder months. I love layering some cute socks and boots over my colorful tights too, it really balances out the look well and makes me feel extra cozy!


Add in some colorful accessories, like a scarf!




Don't let the word scarf make you think of cold weather, because there are so many thin spring and summer scarfs that can help you look colorful and cute during the warmer months, too! But, a colorful scarf isn't your only option for a colorful accessory here, you can also try a colored hat or jewelry as well! Big colorful statement jewels are just my favorite right now, they match everything and really make any outfit look both colorful and glam! You can also find so many different styles in so many different varieties of colors, which means they also make for a perfect colorful year-round accessory! 

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