How to style brightly-coloured outfits with confidence

🍁 We love bright and bold 🍁⁠⠀ ⁠⠀

Don’t shy away from adding bright pieces to your wardrobe. With some style guidance, you can work these pieces into any season. Learning how to style brightly-coloured outfits can really bring your personal style to life.

There are a few considerations when styling bright pieces. You want to be sure that it compliments:⁠⠀ ⁠⠀

🧡 Body shape⁠⠀ 🧡 Skin tone⁠⠀ 🧡 Height⁠⠀ 🧡 Accessories⁠⠀ 🧡 Day/Night looks ⁠⠀

🧡 The seasons⠀ 🧡 Make-up    🧡 Patterns  🧡 Formal/Informal  🧡 Personal style

We’ve got a few ideas.


Brights and stripes!
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Brights go well with structured patterns like polka dots and stripes.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀

•••Adding white or black often works well too. If you’ve got paler skin, dark statement jewellery would look amazing!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀

•••Match it with another colour using a triadic or complementary colour scheme. For instance, wear a purple or pink blazer on an orange blouse.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 

We asked our Instagram friends about how they would style a bright outfit.

Social Media Consultant, Suz Bird, tells us,

“I like to keep my bright colours to one or two key pieces in any outfit; for instance colourful top/ blazer with black or blue jeans. My skin tone can’t handle some colours around my face, so I would use those in accessories (like handbag or belt) or shoes.”

A combination of accessories and using darker, solid colours work well for Suz.

This Stylishly Me blog also has some great ideas such as selecting colours from the same palette.


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