The basis of a great capsule wardrobe is formed around a more neutral palette – one which lends itself to changing temperatures, temperaments, and trends. It’s a smart way to shop, and can easily be updated with a few key pieces each season (as if we needed another reason to buy a few new things every now and then!). But as versatile as black and white can be, they can also be boring and predictable. A simple way to break up a classic monochrome look with a pop of primary colours.
Not sure where to start? As a general rule, stick to one (maybe two!) bright pieces and pare it back with your tonal basics. Think black or white jeans with a bright top or adding a pop of colour to your favourite striped top or dress.
Want to take it a step further? Invest in a bright pair of jeans (think red or even aqua), or a statement dress in a block colour and add your monochrome pieces. This is an easy look to get right if you pick one or two colours per outfit and run with it. Keep your classics as a base – a tan bag, denim jeans or a grey jumper can be they key to making this look work.
BRIGHTS 101: How to wear this trend…
To work: a bright bag, or block coloured belt or heels would work best on a corporate environment.
To keep it casual: a bright pair of jeans or blazer will update your look, or you can jazz up your old favorites with a bright scarf or hat as we move into the colder months.
On a night out: you can be a bit more adventurous here. Dive into this trend with a bright dress or skirt, or mix a few block colors together for maximum impact. TIP: If wearing black and yellow stick to neon. Avoid a black and primary yellow combo – you’ll end up looking like a bumblebee!
At the gym: Who says you can’t you look good when working out? Bright trainers and colorful gym gear is everywhere at the moment! Be bold while you get sweaty – black leggings have never looked so good!
We hope these simple tips help when adding colour to your wardrobe!