Tricks on How to Add Color to Your Wardrobe Inexpensively: Part 3
For the third part of how to add color to your wardrobe, I wore a grey and white dress with pops of color in everything else. This series started as a request for how to take baby steps with wearing color. And the three of us have built upon each other’s ideas. Charlotte started with just a couple of accessories, and then Lesley added in footwear.
Quote of the day: “Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.” Dalai Lama
Even if your life is simple and you don’t go many places, I still believe in the power of color. If you don’t believe me, there are scientific studies that can tell you more.
For this example, I even used both bright and subdued colors for my accessories, and footwear. Heck, I even accessorized the accessories!!
Dress: Isaac Mizrahi for Target~~ Shoes: B52~~Scarf: Gibby’s Frillery ~~ Belt: Mom made it~~ Bracelet: Audra Style c/o~~ Earrings: Charming Charlies ~~ Purse: Steinmart with Gibby’s scarf on it
If you are worried about too much color with your clothing items, then the best trick is to use your accessories as the colorful features. I’ll delve into the tricks I use at the bottom of this post.
This dress is a grey and white seersucker material that acts as a neutral for the summer. Since it is a light grey, any color will work with it.
BTW, I’m wearing my fashion forms that I talked about in my strapless bra review.
I’m such a huge fan of these little scarves from Gibby’s Frillery. I am an ambassador for this small business because I LOVE these items. Therefore, if you ever want to support Gibby’s make sure to use my link to get 20% off.
The best part about Gibby’s scarves are twofold. One, is they are made of stretch material so they are more comfortable when you have them around your neck. Two, is they aren’t expensive, and while 20% off isn’t a huge savings, at least it helps!
For reference, in this outfit, the “twilly” scarf (that’s the name for these shorter skinny scarves) is being used around my hat brim and hanging on my purse strap.
My “belt” was actually made by my mom from leftover material from these pants. The owner at Gibby’s said she will be creating some longer twillies in the future, so keep your eyes peeled.
The Other Bits of Color
The other accessories are all colorful too except my sunglasses. At least I kept something more neutral, LOL!
I find that my multicolor items tend to get worn the most since they go with everything. The other advice is to ask yourself your favorite color and then purchase some accessories in that color.
I think metallic shoes are a wonderful option instead of always wearing black or tan shoes.
Let’s explore which metallic may work the best in your wardrobe.
If you wear a lot of white, then try silver.
For those who wear tan, you might enjoy gold.
Then if you love black, there is the bronze options or darker grey.
As for me, this rose gold works with all of the warmer colors I tend to wear. And yes, I’m calling these a color not a neutral.
Tricks on How to Add Color to Your Wardrobe
These are things I use all the time, so they may not be new to those that read my blog a lot. But sometimes hearing things more than once can be helpful. All of these tricks are related to this idea of using baby steps to bring in more color, so it’s more about the accessories and details, not the clothing itself.
1-If some accessory is a fabulous deal yet in a color you don’t wear normally, buy it anyways and challenge yourself to wear it right away. Then try it with at least 5 other colors in your closet so you get an idea of different color combinations.
2-Use your scarves to add an extra color on purses and hats. Even if the purse or hat is neutral, you get a small bit of color. BTW, you can roll up bigger scarves and tie them different ways for this idea.
3– Start with subdued colors like my hat and shoes which are pink, yet they are such a light pink, they seem more neutral.
4-Make sure to scour the sales, secondhand stores or even have a swap with friends to keep on budget. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on these items.
5- Lastly, like I always say, have fun and enjoy your clothes!!
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