Summer may be drawing to a close, but it’s never too late to start embracing colour.
One of the most frequent comments I get about my style is how much colour I wear. I mean, I love an #allblackeverything as much as the next girl, but wearing colour just makes me indescribably happy. I get that for a lot of people, wearing colour seems like too much of a leap out of their sartorial comfort zone, but I’ve come up with a few simple steps to gradually start building more colour into your wardrobe.
1. Start with neutrals. If you just can’t seem to part with black, start small by working in neutrals. Colours like blush, navy and grey are a good way to gradually build in some colour.
2. Mix in prints – stripes are a great way to create the illusion of wearing colour.
3. Hints of colour Look for pieces with subtle pops of colour.
4. Experiment with makeup – Try adding colour through your makeup – lipstick is a fab way to do this!
5. Accessorize. Start with a bright scarf or statement necklace. Shoes, bags & sunglasses with bright frames work too!
6. The No Black challenge – challenge yourself to wear an outfit without any black. Try and stick to a similar colour palette and go for block colours. You can do this
7. Find ‘your’ colour – by this point you’ve experimented enough and should have an idea of what colours you enjoy wearing and which work for you. Make this your ‘thing’ and go forth and work those brights!
‘orange’ outfit: orange top – Mango // jeans – TK Maxx // jacket – unknown // necklace – Blanco // loafers – Charles & Keith // earrings – H&M
‘pink’ outfit: top – F & F // trousers – H&M via charity shop
Thanks to Leah Jones for bringing this technicoloured fantasy to life – check out her Instagram here!