Hear Us Out: You Don't Need to Be Afraid of Wearing Color

There’s no doubt about it… Bold colors are having a moment. Fashion girls are taking pieces with eye-catching colors and creating some pretty compelling outfits. Perhaps it’s foreshadowing for what’s to come in the next few months: In case you hadn’t heard, one of fall’s biggest trends is set to be red. Red boots, red dresses, head-to-toe red—get ready.

But sometimes colorful outfits are tricky to style, making it hard to hop on board. Even this editor is guilty. It’s so easy to fall into a habit of wearing black or navy or white. But with one scroll through Instagram, I’ve been inspired to start incorporating more daring colors into my wardrobe. Through trial and error, and a little research to see how fashion girls have mastered the tricky trend, I’ve figured out that there’s a simple trick to wearing bold colors. And it’s pretty easy to follow: When wearing bold shades, stick to solids, and make sure to color-block. That’s it! If you need more proof, see some outfit inspiration ahead.

Keep reading to see how fashion girls are color-blocking; then shop our favorite bold styles.