January 23rd, 2009
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: sometimes all you need is a splash of color. You don’t have to have a technicolor closet to have some fun with color. Against a backdrop of neutrals, it’s amazing what a small dose of color can do. Here’s a fashion formula that shows you how to dip your toes into the world of color:
1. Start with a neutral foundation. Here, we paired a crisp white tuxedo shirt with a pair of cuffed grey pants.
2. Layer on some more neutrals: a shawl collar sweater vest in taupe and a black sailor style peacoat. Note how the oversized buttons on the sweatervest echo those on the peacoat.
3. Accessorize! A black and grey checkered scarf finds itself at home with the neutral palette of the outfit, but a pair of cherry red slingback heels gives these neutrals a kick in the pants. The result? A sophisticated outfit that gives a nod to your playful side.
How do you wear color? Share your style with us in the comments!