10 Easy Ways To Incorporate Color Into Your Wardrobe

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring is right around the corner, here are some very easy to follow tips that will have you sporting those beautiful colors from the runway in no time!

-taken from instyle.com

1. Grab a Bright Bag
Neutral wardrobe staples get an effortless spring update thanks to bright arm candy, as shown on the runway at Burberry. Look for a structured bag with refined hardware, which projects polish and panache



2. Sport a Pair of Eye-Catching Shades
Make a chic statement with sunglasses in jewel-tone shades, like purple, blueberry, or orange (inspired by the punchy options seen on Prada's spring runway). Avoid looking clownish by choosing classic frames that are in proportion to your face—not oversize.



3. Let a Bold Bra Peak Out
This season, you'll want your bra to show through. Layer it under a flowy, sheer top, like the ladylike-with-a-twist looks at Proenza Schouler's spring show. Try a full-coverage style in a cheerful (read: not overtly sexy) color, like neon lemon or royal blue.


4. Get Noticed in Candy-Colored Sandals
The perfect companion to wide-leg pants, ankle-length skinnies or flowing skirts, pop-bright sandals complement this season's minimalist and white-on-white trends (as seen at the Dries Van Noten show). Tip: These shoes will draw attention downward, so make sure toes are neatly polished with a pretty neutral shade.

5. Throw on a Vibrant Watch
Crayon-colored tickers, like the chunky styles shown at Balenciaga's spring collection, add a burst of energy to standard workday ensembles and perk up your weekend jeans-and-tee uniform. And it can work for day or night: Dress it up with a stack of bangles (just make sure the bracelets' metal matches the tone of the hardware on your timepiece) for evening.


6. Add Drama With Oversize Crystal Earrings
Gem-encrusted earrings aren’t just for formal occasions—pair sparkly danglers with casual favorites like a V-neck T, denim shorts, and ballet flats. And don’t hide the gems behind your locks: Sweep hair off your face and into a sleek ponytail, a la Oscar de la Renta.


7. Take a Break From Black in a Little Blue Dress
This spring's hottest look is the gorgeous little blue dress (shown all over the runways, including this look from Jil Sander). Sapphire and cobalt shades work best with fair complexions; softer tones, like pool or cornflower, play nicely with peachy skin. Sky, denim, navy, and teal look great on everyone.

8. Wake Up a White Top With Statement-Making Trousers
Color isn't just for off-duty looks. Punch up your office arsenal by way of well-tailored separates, like the slim-cut, slightly cropped coral trousers at MaxMara's spring show. For evening, introduce a hint of sparkle (e.g., a clutch, cuff or statement necklace) for an easy after-dark look.


9. Add Multiple Pops of Color
Now that you've mastered the art of incorporating bold hues into your look, choose your favorite and add multiple accents. Cherry red was popular on the runways—from Prada and Loewe to Marc Jacobs and ChloĆ©. Take inspiration from Loewe's layered styling and brighten up a neutral shift with head-to-toe highlights.

10. Perk Up Your Polish
If you've been wanting to stray away from your safe shell-pink mani, this is the season to do it. Think of nail polish as your most versatile (and affordable!) accessory. Experiment with the rainbow of choices, from tangerine to cerulean blue.

There it is, your little guide to spring colors! Hope you all liked it. I'm still down with the flu but I'll try to post some outfit shots later tonight or tomorrow. Hope you all have a great weekend!

LIVE GREEN.

24 comments:

tjalaine said...

These are some great tips! Thanks for passing along this info!

Michelle said...

Definitely loving tip number nine!! :D And the polish as well!! Great tips!! :) Will definitely try some too! :D

Mariel Villanueva said...

Loving your tips! I definitely want more colour in my wardrobe! Thanks!

Nicole✗✗ said...

Oh I love this!! These are some great tips! I'm currently doing it through bright nail polish. : )

nicolethedressupdoll said...

love this blog post :)

Aya said...

I'm game with no. 10. That's my fave part. Hahaha :D Thanks for this :)

iamjillyace said...

love this post! :)useful and informative indeed :)

disco in moscow said...

great tips!
love this post <3
xo

disco-in-moscow.blogspot.com

YUI said...

this post is great!! :)
thanks for sharing!

http://strawberryjam-yui.blogspot.com

Christine said...

really good tips, thank you so much for sharing :)

Belle Armed said...

great guide, thanks :)

l i s a z h a n g said...

great tips
i'm constantly finding myself wearing black these are some really good ideas for me to change that

thanks for stopping by my blog!

x

www.devious-studios.blogspot.com

Hazel said...

i hope i can have enough courage to wear colored trousers haha! great tips!! :) i'm excited to try some of them!

Superblondeep said...

I love the first bag
is so cute and very very cool

Barby said...

Summer colors, loovee it :)

Stay in touch,
Love,
B
http://firstblueshoes.blogspot.com/

STARR said...

I can't wait for statement trousers and bright blue dresses!

daisychain said...

fab post, some great tips!

ishna said...

Thank you for the tips! I love colors. :-)

Burning Skies said...

Thanks for the tips! Loving it :) Perfect for this summer!

http://burningskyy.tumblr.com

cryskay said...

great tips! i plan on incorporating more color into my wardrobe this spring. xx

EvA said...

Love love love your post!
I follow your blog, it's great!

http://call-me-eva.blogspot.com/
Xoxo

Chuck said...

I love the watch and the MaxMara show - colours, yey! Definitely check out Daisy Miller, its interesting. x

Pie Jamarie said...

thanks for the tips, i so much love it and it does make sense and makes us fashionable!

corner wardrobe said...

Really good tips, thank you so much for sharing this :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

10 Easy Ways To Incorporate Color Into Your Wardrobe

Spring is right around the corner, here are some very easy to follow tips that will have you sporting those beautiful colors from the runway in no time!

-taken from instyle.com

1. Grab a Bright Bag
Neutral wardrobe staples get an effortless spring update thanks to bright arm candy, as shown on the runway at Burberry. Look for a structured bag with refined hardware, which projects polish and panache



2. Sport a Pair of Eye-Catching Shades
Make a chic statement with sunglasses in jewel-tone shades, like purple, blueberry, or orange (inspired by the punchy options seen on Prada's spring runway). Avoid looking clownish by choosing classic frames that are in proportion to your face—not oversize.



3. Let a Bold Bra Peak Out
This season, you'll want your bra to show through. Layer it under a flowy, sheer top, like the ladylike-with-a-twist looks at Proenza Schouler's spring show. Try a full-coverage style in a cheerful (read: not overtly sexy) color, like neon lemon or royal blue.


4. Get Noticed in Candy-Colored Sandals
The perfect companion to wide-leg pants, ankle-length skinnies or flowing skirts, pop-bright sandals complement this season's minimalist and white-on-white trends (as seen at the Dries Van Noten show). Tip: These shoes will draw attention downward, so make sure toes are neatly polished with a pretty neutral shade.

5. Throw on a Vibrant Watch
Crayon-colored tickers, like the chunky styles shown at Balenciaga's spring collection, add a burst of energy to standard workday ensembles and perk up your weekend jeans-and-tee uniform. And it can work for day or night: Dress it up with a stack of bangles (just make sure the bracelets' metal matches the tone of the hardware on your timepiece) for evening.


6. Add Drama With Oversize Crystal Earrings
Gem-encrusted earrings aren’t just for formal occasions—pair sparkly danglers with casual favorites like a V-neck T, denim shorts, and ballet flats. And don’t hide the gems behind your locks: Sweep hair off your face and into a sleek ponytail, a la Oscar de la Renta.


7. Take a Break From Black in a Little Blue Dress
This spring's hottest look is the gorgeous little blue dress (shown all over the runways, including this look from Jil Sander). Sapphire and cobalt shades work best with fair complexions; softer tones, like pool or cornflower, play nicely with peachy skin. Sky, denim, navy, and teal look great on everyone.

8. Wake Up a White Top With Statement-Making Trousers
Color isn't just for off-duty looks. Punch up your office arsenal by way of well-tailored separates, like the slim-cut, slightly cropped coral trousers at MaxMara's spring show. For evening, introduce a hint of sparkle (e.g., a clutch, cuff or statement necklace) for an easy after-dark look.


9. Add Multiple Pops of Color
Now that you've mastered the art of incorporating bold hues into your look, choose your favorite and add multiple accents. Cherry red was popular on the runways—from Prada and Loewe to Marc Jacobs and ChloĆ©. Take inspiration from Loewe's layered styling and brighten up a neutral shift with head-to-toe highlights.

10. Perk Up Your Polish
If you've been wanting to stray away from your safe shell-pink mani, this is the season to do it. Think of nail polish as your most versatile (and affordable!) accessory. Experiment with the rainbow of choices, from tangerine to cerulean blue.

There it is, your little guide to spring colors! Hope you all liked it. I'm still down with the flu but I'll try to post some outfit shots later tonight or tomorrow. Hope you all have a great weekend!

LIVE GREEN.

24 comments:

tjalaine said...

These are some great tips! Thanks for passing along this info!

Michelle said...

Definitely loving tip number nine!! :D And the polish as well!! Great tips!! :) Will definitely try some too! :D

Mariel Villanueva said...

Loving your tips! I definitely want more colour in my wardrobe! Thanks!

Nicole✗✗ said...

Oh I love this!! These are some great tips! I'm currently doing it through bright nail polish. : )

nicolethedressupdoll said...

love this blog post :)

Aya said...

I'm game with no. 10. That's my fave part. Hahaha :D Thanks for this :)

iamjillyace said...

love this post! :)useful and informative indeed :)

disco in moscow said...

great tips!
love this post <3
xo

disco-in-moscow.blogspot.com

YUI said...

this post is great!! :)
thanks for sharing!

http://strawberryjam-yui.blogspot.com

Christine said...

really good tips, thank you so much for sharing :)

Belle Armed said...

great guide, thanks :)

l i s a z h a n g said...

great tips
i'm constantly finding myself wearing black these are some really good ideas for me to change that

thanks for stopping by my blog!

x

www.devious-studios.blogspot.com

Hazel said...

i hope i can have enough courage to wear colored trousers haha! great tips!! :) i'm excited to try some of them!

Superblondeep said...

I love the first bag
is so cute and very very cool

Barby said...

Summer colors, loovee it :)

Stay in touch,
Love,
B
http://firstblueshoes.blogspot.com/

STARR said...

I can't wait for statement trousers and bright blue dresses!

daisychain said...

fab post, some great tips!

ishna said...

Thank you for the tips! I love colors. :-)

Burning Skies said...

Thanks for the tips! Loving it :) Perfect for this summer!

http://burningskyy.tumblr.com

cryskay said...

great tips! i plan on incorporating more color into my wardrobe this spring. xx

EvA said...

Love love love your post!
I follow your blog, it's great!

http://call-me-eva.blogspot.com/
Xoxo

Chuck said...

I love the watch and the MaxMara show - colours, yey! Definitely check out Daisy Miller, its interesting. x

Pie Jamarie said...

thanks for the tips, i so much love it and it does make sense and makes us fashionable!

corner wardrobe said...

Really good tips, thank you so much for sharing this :)