Change isn’t easy. For example, if you’re the owner of a mostly-neutral wardrobe, incorporating color can feel a lot like uprooting your world and moving to a new city. Not to worry, the solution is to start with baby steps: a shot of color here, a bright lip there. It’s these simple additions that can act as the perfect antidote to an otherwise somber repertoire.
Want To Wear More Color? Here's 9 Easy Ways To Brighten Your Look
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If, figuratively speaking, your color blind, we have the guide for you. Whether you want to start small or dive in head first, these celeb and street style-inspired tips will help you master bright hues in no time at all.
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Take It From The Top
A slouchy knit cap is already a season staple, so why not pick one up in an electric shade? You’ll be surprised how easy it is to incorporate this piece into your weekend wardrobe.
On Fearne Cotton: The Kooples hat
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Capsule Slouchy Beanie ($28)
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A Technicolor coat can turn your ensemble up to 11, whether you’re adding a jolt of illuminating color to all-black separates or an interesting contrast to other vibrant hues.
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Boxy Coat ($129)
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In The Bag
If you prefer to keep your clothing in the neutral zone, a bright bag can work as the ideal energizing element.
On Gwyneth Paltrow: Balenciaga Traveller Rouge Braise Backpack ($1395)
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Elizabeth and James
Cynnie Sling Bag ($545)
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Sealed With A Kiss
For a wash of color, try a bright lip; it’s subtle, yet still eye catching. Classic red is universally flattering, but if you’re really feeling bold, get a jump on spring’s key runway trend and try a shade of orange.
On Ashley Madekwe: Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($25) in Dragon Girl
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Revolution Lipstick ($22) in 69
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See And Be Seen
Bet you didn’t think about this one. Mirrored lenses are the understated cool your winter (yes, winter!) wardrobe is begging for.
On Zina Charkopia: Spektre sunglasses
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Steff Deluxe Mirror Sunglasses ($179) in Blue/Black
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A black and white color palette happens to be the perfect canvas for showing off bright heels. In other words: let your shoes do all the talking.
On Kristina Bazan: Zara heels
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Casey Suede Strappy Sandals ($395)
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Nail Polish ($9) in Naughty Nautical
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Love your wear-with-anything black coat? Wake it up with a textured scarf in a rich jewel tone.
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Play It By Ear
Simply put: dramatic ear ornamentation in attention-grabbing colors like turquoise immediately up the wow factor.
On Emma Roberts: Neil Lane diamond, turquoise, and platinum chandelier earrings.
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Oscar de la Renta