With this in mind, today I thought I'd share with you a few tips on how to introduce some colour to your wardrobe to break out of the black rut. Of course there's nothing wrong with wearing black if this is what you're most comfortable in :)
Start smallIf your wardrobe consist of only black, grey and white, I understand that the idea of wearing bright colours may be daunting. Don't worry. You can start small by looking for bright accessories like shoes, jewellery or handbags that will certainly jazz up any outfit.
Know your body
While it's true that black has a slimming effect, you shouldn't steer clear of colours. Familiarise yourself with your body and use colours to accentuate the areas which you like the most. For example, if you're pear shaped like me, you can wear colourful tops to draw attention to your upper body and face.
Mix and matchIf you're nervous about wearing one colour from head to toe, mix bright hues with neutral shades. For example, a colourful skirt will look great with a white top (here).
Wear colours that are compatible with your skin tone
I briefly touched on this last week when I talked about ways to find the best shade of red to suit all skin tones (here). If you're not sure what colour to choose, do a small test and hold different coloured tops near your face. The right colour will lit up your eyes and make your skin look healthier. Make sure you do the test under bright natural light for best results.
Confidence is key. I'm sure that whatever colour you choose, you will rock the look.
What's your favourite colour? How often do you wear it?
P.S. I'm currently on holidays so I won't be blogging next week. I'll be back with a new outfit post on Monday, 22nd August. I hope you won't miss me too much ;)
Dress - F&F
Shoes - Next