All Things Bright and Beautiful: Incorporating Bright Colors into Your Closet

{by Brittany Sadler}

No longer relegated to inhabit the summer months exclusively, bright colors are here to stay through fall and winter. One of my favorite trends, I love the idea of brightening the gray winter landscape with vivid color! So let’s look at how we can incorporate this trend into our everyday outfits.
6 Tips for Wearing Bright Colors:
  1. Know your colors. Know which ones look the best on you and if you don’t know already, here is a simple test. Put the item close to your face in front of the mirror. Does it make you look like you have circles under your eyes? Or does your skin look radiant and your eyes bright? If the color doesn’t work near your face, but you still really love it, wear it lower down on your body, a skirt, pants, or shoes 
  2. Since no one wants to look like a walking rainbow (well, most people don’t anyway) it is important to balance out color with neutral pieces and only do a limited number of colors at a time.
  3.  If you are wary about this trend, try one bright piece at a time. Nothing makes a jeans-and-turtleneck outfit pop like a vivid purple scarf or a bright pink bag!
  4. Don’t be afraid to try new things. So maybe there’s this skirt in you closet that you only wear with one certain top (you know which one I’m talking about). Next time you reach for it, pair it with something new, a bright color that either contrast with it or complements it. Yes, you can wear things that don’t “technically” match. And it can look fabulous.
  5. If you want one statement piece, go for a pair of color-saturated flats. You can wear them with almost anything and they go a long way toward making a boring outfit into an amazing one.
  6. Have fun! Experiment with different colors and color combinations. A beautiful color can make your day! 

And now, a list of beautifully colored items to brighten up your fall wardrobe! Hand picked by me, great colors and great prices:

Every girl needs a pair of red shoes! And these cute perky flats do the job with aplomb. $20, Target.
I just love the color of this cardigan. The flattering ¾ length sleeves make this a cardigan that can bridge the seasons. $20, Target. Also comes in pink and gray.

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

These bracelets make me think of tropical paradises with blue, blue water and hot sun. A perfect pick-me-up for chilly winter days. $10, Old Navy. Also comes in coral and white.
In a sleek cross-body style, this chic purse will bring a welcome pop of color to neutral winter coats. $20, Peebles. Also comes in brown
The slim silhouette of these vivid pants is very reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn’s signature style. And the gorgeous colors make the slightly higher price tag worth it! Price differs by color. $36 and up, ASOS. Also comes in mustard, pink, deep red, blue-green, and black.

Do you like wearing bright colors? If so, how do you incorporate them into your wardrobe?