Let’s take it about two years back. I wasn’t a colourful kind of person. I mean, you’ll hard finding me wearing bright colours. My view of bright colours changed when I came across this quote by Coco Chanel; “The best color in the world is the one that looks good on you.” Truth is, how are you supposed to know what colours look good on you if you don’t try them all? I’ve since embraced every colour, dark or bright and I am glad I came across that mind changing quote.
Today’s post is inspired by my decision. I’ll be talking about Embracing bright colours and I’ll also give a few tips to help you take that step and help you infuse bright colours into your wardrobe.
While some people feel comfortable dressing in a myriad of colours, some people still need help and encouragement coming out of their ‘Gothic’shells. What I love about bright colours is that they are eye catching. Once you feel comfortable I’m them once, you’ll keep going back to them. That’s the magic they work. I understand that not all colours look good on everyone. In fact, the wrong colours have this way of making is look dull.
Here are some tips to help you select the colours which look good on you;
• ASK FOR OPINIONS:
When you go shopping with friends, ask for opinions from them or people who work at the store or other buyers. Not just one person because you can’t bank on just one opinion. Most times, their reactions, especially the facial ones tell it all.
• CONSULT THE MIRROR AND HOLD THE CLOTHING ITEM UNDER YOUR FACE:
Trust me when I say this works. When most observers want to judge your outfit, they mostly compare whatever you’re wearing to your face. Whatever colour you’re selecting must complement your face and not overpower it.
• WEAR A COLOUR THAT MATCHES YOUR PERSONALITY:
We all want to look good and stand out when we go for an event, date, interview and the likes. You’ll stand out when the colour you’re wearing really suits you. It gives you this confidence and comfort. While you may enjoy wearing black or really dark colours, it may give off a ‘not so approachable’ kind of vibe.
• COMBINE COLOURS:
combining colours to me is better than monochromatic looks, especially when the colours give off a particular message. And sometimes, just a touch of a particular colour is needed to pass whatever message across or give you the required confidence.
• HAVE FUN WHILE AT IT:
Colours are not things to be scared of. Experiment! What do you do when one experiment fails? You figure out what the problem was and retry. Same applies to colours too. You won’t know what shade of green goes with what shade of yellow if you don’t try. Also, the way you accessorize matters also. The colours and types of accessories count and go a long way.
That’s it guys! Bright colours aren’t bad at all. It all depends on you and how you infuse them. Have fun while at it and forget that crappy myth that black slims ones figure. It only makes you invincible. Sorry, let me rephrase, it makes you blend into the background.
Till next time.
shirt – Tommy Hilfiger
Pants – Tailored to fit
Blazer – @oddsandcool
Shoes – Nineteenth Shoes (@nineteenthshoes)