I’ve only been blogging for a few weeks now, but it’s probably already blindingly obvious I’m not a massive fan of colour. Come to think of it, this is actually pretty good since it means I can mix and match pretty much everything I own, but lately I’ve spied so many stylish colour combos that I’ve decided to step out of my comfort zone (new year, new me and all that). For everyone else in a similar position then, here are my top 5 tips for wearing colour:
1. Choose pieces in trends you’ve been dying to try – it’ll make the whole colour thing a lot more appealing. I love the PVC look, so the idea of wearing Topshop’s red vinyl mini was enough to make me overlook the fact it’s the brightest thing I’ve ever worn.
2. Stick to solids. Patterns are even more daunting than block hues, and can look a little OTT if you’re not sure how to style them. I wore solids on both top and bottom, but go for either or with muted colours on the other half if you’re feeling less brave.
3. Wear the colour, don’t let it wear you. If you’re going to go for a bold hue like I did, you need to embrace it and do it with confidence. Easier said than done, I know, but trust me when I say it’ll make the world of difference.
4. Wear the same shade head-to-toe. If you’re not used to wearing colour, experiment with different colours one at a time. Once you’re more familiar, you can start clashing.
5. Tone down with accessories. The idea of going neutral cold-turkey isn’t for everyone (myself included). Choose muted shoes or arm candy like I did to refine your look, or go the other way and try colour in accessories like I did here.
Shop the look below!
SHOP THE LOOK
Blouse | Topshop, £34
Skirt | Topshop, £45
Bag | Mango, £35.99
Shoes | Zara, sold out, similar here, £59.99