don’t get me wrong, i love neutrals, and i feature neutral-based outfits regularly on the blog. but just as much as i love them, i’ve got to break things up from time-to-time by adding a color pop to my OOTD. sometimes, as we get older, we find ourselves staying away from color. but color not only adds visual interest to any outfit, it’s also just uplifting. a burst of orange here. a pop of red there. it’s funny how a little bit of color can change our mood. am i right, ladies? so, today we’re talking how to add color to your summer wardrobe.
today, i’ve pulled in a red sweater shell from Ann Taylor. it’s the central piece of my OOTD, and what i’m building everything around. i’ve added these red ankle strap sandals to complement my sweater shell. and they’re both giving me exactly the sort of color pop i’m looking for. if red isn’t your color, you can imagine pulling off the same outfit with any other color. and if you don’t want to be matchy-matchy, pair complementary colors for even more visual interest.
this outfit works because it’s anchored by a neutral base. i’m loving these wide leg cropped pants from Talbots. i love wide leg pants so much so that i devoted an entire post to them recently. they’re so much fun, and what makes these cropped ones so great, they work well with any pair of legs—long or short.
adding color to a neutral base is an easy way to spice up your wardrobe. even if you traditionally stay away from colors, pulling in a colorful pair of sandals or a visually interesting scarf is an easy way to dip your toes back into the world of technicolor. you won’t regret it, i promise.