If you’ve been following me on Instagram for a while, or even if you just take a look at my style page here on the blog, you’ll know I’m a neutral gal through and through. I like the simplicity neutrals bring.
But…lately I’ve been all heart-eye-emoji for colour, particularly in the form of soft pastels. (We can honestly probably blame my growing collection of mildliner highlighters for this).
I’ve been exploring the addition of colour in my closet, and am doing it in a way that makes sense for me. Because I value my smaller closer and slow approach to fashion, it makes sense that I’m exploring colour slowly, too.
Here’s how I’m adding colour to my wardrobe lately.
keeping a colour palette
This might seem obvious, but I’m only experimenting with colours I already like. I’m not going to bring red into my wardrobe when I know it’s not my thing. Instead, I’m sticking to colours I’ve worn before and know suit me well – like pastel greens, blues, pinks, and purples.
I know that pastels fit well with the neutrals I already have in my wardrobe (i.e. lots of grey, white, and light denim). So I’m sticking to that pastel colour palette. It allows me to keep up the versatility I love in my wardrobe, and helps me easily pair pieces together.
having fun with smaller accessories
I bought this blue hat from organic basics in the winter, and it was the first bright, colourful piece I had added to my wardrobe in a while. I love that it’s not a huge piece I needed to commit to – just something I could style with my cool-weather wear and enjoy for years to come.
Same with this secondhand Coach mini bag I bought at a consignment store recently. I love that it’s mainly white with little hints of colour, so it still feels pretty neutral for me.
I love the pop of brightness that a colourful accessory brings to a neutral outfit!
pairing larger colourful items with neutral layers
Last year I added a couple pastel dresses to my summer wardrobe, and have really enjoyed making them feel more ‘neutral’ through layering and pairing them with other clothing items.
Instead of fully committing to colour, I like that I can incorporate neutral pieces into my outfit to make it feel more balanced (for me, as someone who’s not used to a lot of colour!) Sticking with my classic grey crewnecks and white sneakers just feels right!
Are you a lover of colour? Or are you a neutral lover like me, experimenting with bringing more colour into your wardrobe?