Don’t let the grey skies of winter drain the color from your wardrobe. A splash of color here and there, a fun pattern, or a burst of sequins may be the perfect thing to brighten up your outfit! But how much craziness is too much?
The golden rule: When there is too much going on, everything loses it’s value a little bit.
My favorite way to plan an outfit is by picking one statement piece and planning a clear and decisive look around it. If you want to wear a bold deep green skirt, keep your shirt a neutral color, and pair soft and simple colors around it. You want the green skirt to be the center of attention, so don’t let any other part of the outfit steal the show.
If you want to wear a plaid shirt, pair it with a pair of skinny jeans and rugged black or brown cowboy booties. Since there’s already a lot of pattern going on with the shirt, leave your neck bare with no jewelry and add a simple pair of earrings.
If you want to rock your new electric blue blazer, pair it with a neutral-colored tank and a neutral-colored pair of pants. Adding a silver or gold chunky necklace will compliment the blazer perfectly.
If you want to wear a pair of pants with a crazy pattern, don’t introduce any other new colors into the max. For example, the colors in the pants below are accentuated in the outfit with the purple handbag, the grey shirt, and the rose pink and black pumps. Make the pants stand out by keeping the other elements simple.
Make color work for you! Be bold and smart. Accessorize wisely and never underestimate the power of a statement piece.