As the weather cools and temperatures drop, the colors in one’s wardrobe can easily fade to shades of gray, brown and black. Why not wear something colorful on a cool day? Black is thought of as slimming but bright colors are universally flattering for all body shapes.
Celebrate your amazing shape and flatter it with color. A healthy body image equals a happier and healthier outlook on life!
Not sure what to wear? Here’s a little guide to use for choosing and wearing bright colors! Don’t shy away, shine bright!
Baby Steps. When in doubt, choose just one bright color:
As you become more comfortable, you can possibly add an accent color but when first adding color to your wardrobe, stick to simple.
Try a bright blouse or shirt under a dark jacket:
A bright blouse will shine underneath a darker jacket. This POP of color will brighten your wardrobe and your day! (as will the tons of compliments you receive!)
Be careful when wearing brightly colored jewelry with brightly colored clothing:
I see this very often; a beautiful matching outfit, matching shoes, necklace and earrings. Too much of a good thing is…uh… a bad thing. When you wear too much of one color (bright or not) it appears overwhelming and the outfit loses focus and dimension. Plus you can be identified as “the lady who wore that REALLY “insert bright color worn” outfit that day and caused everyone’s eyes to water”. No one wants to be that lady.
Pair a bright color with a black and white pattern:
This is an instant hit! No matter what the black and white pattern, you can typically wear it with ANY bright color and it looks great! Browns and denims can also be used this way as they are neutrals.
When you’re ready…add a compatible color:
This can be tricky but if you get it right, the result is a whole lotta awesome! It may sound silly but you can use a color wheel to pick your wardrobe. I’ve included a sample color wheel below for reference.
Pick colors that:
- Are directly next to each other (example: yellow and orange or yellow and green) OR
- Form a right angle with each other (example: orange-yellow and red or red-orange and violet) OR
- Directly across from each other (example: yellow and violet or orange and blue)
Once you’ve become a color master:
Check out what colors are trending now! Sites like EDITD offer upcoming color palettes for the various fashion capitals around the world.
Thanks for the support and love 🙂
Your REglam Team xx