Try these simple ways to add a pop of colour to your whites, greys and blacks.
When it comes to your wardrobe, it’s easy to fall into a style conundrum of owning mostly minimalist outfits in the same, safe hues. It’s just simpler this way, you think to yourself, especially when you’re rushing for time every morning. Still, injecting a little vibrancy into your drab apparel does not have to be a daunting process. We offer you some simple solutions that can get you out of that style rut. You’d be surprised how a dash of colour can brighten up your look and your mood!
1. Shades of blue as an alternative
If you’re hesitant to do anything too drastic too quickly, the family of blue is always a great choice when it comes to replacing the blacks in your closet. Think of hues of denim — from light washed to dark — or even navy: They are a safe bet, yet they’re not miles away from your monochromatic shades.
2. Go for neutrals as your secondary colour option
Like blue, neutral colours are a safer choice if you’re not looking to venture too far. Compared to your sunshine yellows and baby pink, these shades are subtler, while still adding a brighter tint to your typical whites and greys. Think of tones that fall within the hues of your skin-tone — from nude, to sand, to camel and chocolate brown, these add an earthy spin to your outfit without being overly conspicuous.
3. Add a printed scarf
For something a little more effortless, you can complement your existing outfit with a sassy, contrasting scarf. Simply don it in the style of the French by knotting it around your neck, or tie it around your purse handle to jazz up your carryall.
4. Experiment with your accessories
Go bold with your accessories instead; it’s an easy way to revive your outfits without needing to do an extensive wardrobe overhaul. Some carefully placed earrings or chunky bangles can instantly give your monochrome look a lift.
5. Carry two-toned bags
Choose to stand out with a statement clutch or sling instead. We suggest an #armcandy that comes in two-tones; a sophisticated blend of both bright and neutral colours makes it more intriguing and less daunting than a full-on neon green purse.
6. Paint your nails or lips to a Moulin Rouge hue
Do not underestimate the power of a punchy lip colour. A red lippie will instantly liven up your look, making you look both elegant and put-together. Go for bright red if you’re aiming for playful confidence, or a darker hue if you’re going for sultry and mysterious. Having a fresh coat of nail polish also adds sophistication to an otherwise dull outfit.