A splash of colour to your wardrobe

Add colour accents to spice up any outfit.

If you’re anything like me, your wardrobe looks like 50 shades of grey — I’m talking black, white and everything in between.  

But occasionally, I like to spice up my style by adding hints of colour.  Often, wearing colour is accompanied by hefty guidelines: “limit your outfit to only three colours” or “wear the right complimentary shades”. 

But while there are so many rules to keep track of, I’ve simplified the art of colour accents into one stylish guide with looks ranging from day to night.

Everyday apparel

With school just around the corner, putting together the perfect back to school outfit can be tricky. Opt for a coloured pant, such as red, blue or green, with a plain t-shirt and fresh kicks for a cute and comfortable look.

Business casual 

Looking professional doesn’t mean you have to look boring. 

Ladies, swap your chambray shirt for a colourful, fun but appropriate top. Complete the look with a pair of black trousers, heels or flats, and you’re ready for business. Men, opt for a coloured polo with a nice pair of trousers and polished shoes.

Dinner and a movie

Evening is accompanied by a more sensual vibe, which may make you feel inclined to wear darker shades, but opt for hued accessories, like a coloured necklace, shoes or purse, to polish off your evening look. 

In the club

Night out on the town? For an easy and effortless look, grab your favourite little black dress  Add some style with a coloured lip in either a red, pink or purple shade. 

Lipstick is a staple piece every woman’s wardrobe should consist of. It’s an easy and sophisticated alternative to wearing bright clothes or accessories.  

Lounging around

When it’s the end of the day and you’re ready to slip into a pair of slouchy pants and an oversized sweatshirt, opt for coloured sweatpants with a neutral-toned shirt. That way, you can avoid looking like a bum, but still feel comfortable and cute.

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