It’s so easy to fall into the trap of wearing dull, muted tones every day of the week, and get so used to those colours that wearing anything bright and vibrant would seem alien.
It makes sense – darker colours are modern and slimming, but they’re also boring and stop you from expressing your personality and style. Fear not: below, we’ve put together just some of the ways in which you can add more colour to your look and sport a colourful image every day.
Experiment with makeup
One of the simplest ways to add colour to your look is to start on your face, experimenting with colours and seeing what happens.
It’s easy to add in some pinks and blues around the eyes or opt for a bright and exotic lipstick to add appeal to your face.
Don’t be afraid of trying something new or even experimenting with this rainbow make-up tutorial by Sally Jo.
Treat yourself to statement shoes
Statement shoes can jazz up your look and help you add some spark and personality whilst remaining professional – great if you’re in the office and want to inject some colour into a drab fitted suit.
Reds, blues, yellows, and pinks work best, but there’s no reason why you can’t opt for something even more unique, like a coloured pattern design, or an ombre effect.
If you have a strict dress code at work, then why not opt for shoes with a colourful base?
Accessorize with a bag
Another way to add colour to your outfit is to treat yourself to a vibrant handbag or backpack, like the stunning embroidered bags from Bags of Siam.
A beautiful multi-coloured boho tote bag not only looks good but helps you stand out from the crowd and find something truly unique.
When you see a bag as colourful and pretty as this one, you can’t go back to black!
Dye your hair
Okay, so this one is a little left-field, but we thought we’d mention it nonetheless.
If you’re not a fan of bright clothing, then why not give your hair a new look with some colour?
Whether you’re blonde, brunette or black-haired, there are so many unusual colours to choose from that not only make your face brighter and more attractive but give you a new palette to work with when applying make-up and finding the right outfit for your next night out.
We’re loving lilac right now, but other popular hair colours are blue, yellow, green, and red. We dare you!
Be adventurous with a dress
Finally, use summer as your opportunity to stand out from the crowd and buy a dress that’s bursting with colours and tones.
In fact, it’s hard to find a loose summer dress in black; you’re more likely to find them in colourful and patterned designs that look stunning.
Yellows and greens are just two of our favourite combinations right now, but we encourage you to be experimental and try different patterns and designs to find the perfect look for your figure.
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We hope that we’ve given you some food for thought with this article and that you’ll take the plunge and add more colour to your look. It can be tough to make the switch and you may feel self-conscious if you’re used to wearing blacks and greys, but coloured clothing is beautiful and gives you a happier, more positive outlook. We wish you the very best of luck.