A Beginner’s Guide To Adding Colour Into Your Wardrobe
Have you always wanted to introduce colours to your wardrobe but never really really knew how to? Colours have been proven to affect your behaviour, improve your mood and could potentially help you cope with stress. Here are six easy steps to overcoming your fear of colours.
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1. Go one at a time
Incorporating colour doesn’t always have to be daunting. Start by highlighting one to two pieces within your outfit and then balance it by choosing neutral tones for the rest.
2. Experiment with different tones, tints and shades
Going monochromatic doesn’t only refer to black and white. It actually means applying the same colour but in a variety of different shades and hues. An easy way to apply colour is to start with a pair of blue jeans and finding a shirt in a complementary hue. That way the jeans still add some colour, without you feeling like a walking rainbow.
3. Start small by focusing on your accessories
Accessorizing is a great way to inject colour into your style without leaving your comfort zone. Style neutral-toned outfits of black and white with pops of colour from your belts, bags, sunglasses, shoes and jewellery.
4. Try out some pastels
Due to the light shades that pastel colours come in, they’re less jarring then say, incorporating a bright shade of neon yellow or red immediately into your wardrobe. Pastel shades like baby pink, mint and blue are super easy on the eyes.
5. Attempt to colour block
Take colours that are on the opposite of each other on the colour wheel and pair them together to create an interesting visual combination.
6. It's all in the details
Sometimes it’s not about adding an entire coloured piece. Choose items with coloured piping, buttons or pockets as a subtle way to incorporate colour.