As someone whose favorite color in the rainbow is black—yes, I know it’s not actually in the rainbow—even I am compelled to wear color at times, especially this time of year when spring merchandise is finally dropping and the stores and streets are filled with bold, bright clothing. Not surprisingly, the Who What Wear team feels the same, and collectively, we’ve all come up with some useful hacks for infusing color into our daily dressing routines.
Scroll through for the ways we’ve found to wear more color that actually work!
The Tip: Go for light-wash jeans.
"I find that spring colors typically look the prettiest with light-wash jeans. I just purchased this pair for that exact reason. (I also love these.) So when planning outfits that have some color in them but you don't know where to start, put on a pair of light wash jeans, add some colorful pieces, and voilà! The perfect spring outfit is born. Just try it." — Allyson Payer
The Tip: Mix and match prints.
"For me, I think one of the best ways to venture into color is by choosing pieces that are printed. Colorful prints tend to be super easy to mix and match so I don't worry about things clashing or looking out of sorts." — Aemilia Madden
The Tip: Opt for easy-to-wear colors.
"I've found there are a few colors that are almost as easy to wear as black. Burgundy, olive, and blush are a few of my go-tos. All three look incredible with navy, which is a great alternative to black." — Kat Collings
The Tip: Try a new twist on monochrome.
"If you get tripped up on figuring out which colors match with each other (and which shouldn't be worn together), just stick to varying shades of the same color family. For example, pair a fuscia blouse with a pair of red pants. The result is a cool twist on the monochrome look that's super easy to execute.” — Erin Fitzpatrick
The Tip: Buy a bright dress.
"I find that the best way to incorporate color into your wardrobe, especially if you don't normally wear it, is to buy brightly colored dresses. That way you won't struggle with what else to pair with it like you would if it were a top. All you need to do is throw on neutral sandals and go!" — Lauren Eggertsen
The Tip: Think all or nothing.
"I've found when trying to wear color, it's almost easier to put together an outfit entirely of non-black pieces than when you try to match color with black. So, if I have a colorful piece I want to wear, I always look for other non-black pieces (such as denim) in my closet to wear with it." — Nicole Akhtarzad
The Tip: Swap your go-to pieces for printed iterations.
"Wearing a solid 'spring-y' color ain't my style, so I like to take the easy way out and incorporate color buy buying pieces I’d normally wear but in prints, like a Reformation dress or cool top from Aritzia." — Michelle Scanga
The Tip: Let your jacket do the work.
"I know they traditionally say to add color with your accessories, but I personally love a statement jacket for a simple and easy fix. Pair an embroidered bomber or cool track jacket with an otherwise-neutral outfit for an instantly brighter look." — Carson Olivares
Do you have any tips for getting yourself to wear more color? Share them with us in the comments!