Add style and flair with colored accessories and makeup
Sporting an ensemble full of bright hues is not always what you want to wear for the day. If you shy away from crazy colors but still want to add some personal style to your outfit try making a statement with bold accessories and makeup instead.
Wearing your favorite black dress a million times is totally doable if you use the right extras! Try a bold necklace in a bright color to match your shoes or purse. For the winter months, gloves are a great way to bring color to your ensemble. From wrist length to above the elbow, there are plenty of choices of gloves to make a statement with. Scarves are also an excellent opportunity to add warmth and brighten up any look. A bright belt is another great way to bring in just a touch of color.
Tights are the perfect way to combine color and warmth as the weather gets colder. This accessory can be found in tons of colors and patterns and is an easy way to jazz up any ensemble. Colored tights can be worn with anything, from a red skirt with black lace tights to a navy dress with muted yellow tights. Stay away from wearing patterned tights with a patterned outfit unless the item is patterned only in texture not color.
Shoes really make a statement when they are bold and vibrant. If your outfit is lacking color, try adding some brightly hued shoes for some eye-catching excitement. Red, yellow or blue shoes bring a seriously fun pop of color to any outfit. If bright colors are not for you, try darker hues like plum or navy.
Women tend to buy bags that are neutral so they can use them daily. Switch it up a bit and add a colorful bag to your repertoire for an easy and practical way to liven up any outfit.
Makeup can be a great way to liven up your look. Add a dash of lipstick in a shade of purple or red to any ensemble for a little personal flair. Try colored eye liner to really make a statement. Navy and brown are not that far from black but will bring out your eyes in a whole new way. A touch of bold eye shadow will also help draw attention to your eyes when your outfit is on the neutral side.
Nail polish is a fun and easy way to add a dash of pizzazz to your look, and it doesn’t need changing with every outfit! Try some fun nail art like a reverse French manicure or chevron pattern polish. You can even get duochrome polish that changes colors in sunlight. If you don’t have time to get a manicure, head to the drugstore for nail appliques. These easy-to-apply stickers come in tons of colors and styles and really last.