Full on colour
I talk a lot on this blog about easy, safe ways to wear colour, adding a splash or a hint here or there, or how to find your best neutrals. But what if you've mastered that and actually what you want to do is embrace the joy and wear top to toe colour every now and again?
If you're not quite sure where to start with embracing big blocks of colour in your outfit, here are a few simple rules that make top to toe brights easy as pie:
1 Stick to a palette. Whether you know your best colour palette for certain, you've done our colour quiz or you've simple picked the one you're most drawn to, sticking to one seasonal palette will ensure that all the brights you wear will harmonise well. If you're not sure where to start, visit the colour quiz, then click on the 'shop by colour' menu button above to find colours in your chosen palette.
2 Include some contrast. Whether it's light and dark or an unexpected contrast between brights (pink and red, or green and yellow, for example), adding some contrast will give your outfit a confident, intentional feel.
3 Stop at three colours. If you're dressing in colour top to toe, don't go for more than three shades (count two similar shades of one colour as one shade, which will help when you're putting together more tonal outfits), unless you're feeling really super confident, as it can be tricky to pull off.
4 If you're feeling nervous, include a print. Let clothing designers do the work for you by choosing a print and using the rest of your outfit to pull colours from that print.
5 The absolute best tip I can give is to just give it a go. There is nothing like the fun of embracing colour to give your confidence and spirits a lift, and if you're enjoying colour and clothes, your confidence will shine through and make your outfit work.