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Add a Pop of Color to Your Wardrobe


Wardrobe foundation pieces — such as a trench coat, blazer, sweater, pencil skirt or ballet flats — are extremely popular in neutral colors. Why? Because you can accessorize them with any accent color, depending on your mood or the occasion.

Here are a few ideas on how you can add a touch of color (and flair) to any outfit.

 

All Wrapped Up

A scarf is a great way to add a splash of color to any ensemble. Mix it up. Drape a purple scarf over a red silk blouse, a bright green scarf over a navy blue jacket.

Scarves can also do double duty when you wear them on your head or around your waist. Roll up a printed scarf and you’ve got an instant hair band. Tie a bright scarf around your waist or hips, and you’ve got a colorful new belt.

 

Bada Bling!

Jewelry can add a definite burst of color to your outfit, and it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. Colorful costume jewelry is perfect for jazzing up even a T-shirt and jeans. It makes a statement — and makes a difference — whether you’re going casual or glam.

A pair of bold drop earrings, brightly colored choker, pendant or chunky bracelet can instantly draw attention. An armful of colorful bangles will both sound and look sexy. And don’t forget ankle bracelets; when they’re studded with colored gems, they’ll give you that put-together look from head to toe.

 

Take It from the Top

Top off your outfit with a funky hat in a funky color. Or dress up your dresses with colorful accessories. For a girly touch, go for ribbons or a big bow. Want a more bohemian look? Try a bandana or head scarf. Of course, you can always go with a headband (think tiara), hairpin or hair clip. Thought scrunchies were gone for good? They’re baaaack, with branded elements.

 

The Eyes (and More) Have It

A more traditional approach to adding color is through makeup. Create a dramatic look with eye shadow in rich shades. And what better way to make a color statement than with a sultry red lipstick? Colorful nail polish, too, is a way to show off your personality and creativity.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with color. Who knows, you might just start a trend all on your own.