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.

Upgrade the plain Levi's you wear all the time: Buy a pair in a nontraditional color. Pair them with a basic top, or go bold and wear them with a band tee. 

Wear a yellow dress with dramatic balloon sleeves. Style it with simple jewelry, easy slides, and a classic purse. 

Unzip the bottom of your track pants to expose a pair of statement shoes. To really nail the athleisure trend, wear a bomber jacket too. 

Never hesitate to combine the primary colors (red, blue, and yellow). In this case, the bold pieces play off of each other wonderfully. 

When focusing on a bold piece, consider the material and texture. The suede fringe stands out due to the simple white tee and black skirt. 

To pull off a vintage look, wear a colorful blazer with Levi's and white cat-eye sunglasses. To complete the outfit, carry a mini bag and add in delicate jewelry. 

A bright bag can lighten the entire outfit. 

No better time to wear a yellow dress then during the summer. 

Be bold at the beach in this solid-orange one-piece. 

To nail the athleisure trend, go for bright track pants. 

It girls like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner love these retro shades. 

A staple-summer minidress in an au courant color. 

Statement earrings are an easy way to introduce detail to your outfit. 

Style these mules with high-waisted Levi's and a white tee. 

For your night out, opt for this blush-pink silk cami. 

Choose yellow frames instead of a typical sunglass color. 

Add a hint of color to your outfit with metallic mules. 

A one-shoulder ruffle adds a modern touch to a seemingly simple tank. 

Suede slides are both comfortable and chic. 

This silky tee would be office appropriate with chic black pants and mules. 

These blue suede shoes will take you from work to weekend in style.

Next, read about the jeans you'll never see French girls wearing.