This season’s unending emphasis on “color color color!” definitely has its pros and cons. While I’m loving this fun, playful vibe the fashion world has whole-heartedly adopted, there is something called too much of a good thing. Wearing head-to-toe bright colors may look chic on the runway, but in real life, the look doesn’t translate quite so well.
I’m all for incorporating a few bold pieces into your outfit, but even that “subtle” take on the trend feels just that: trendy. As in, too trendy. I love colorful jeans worn with white, or a particularly bright dress worn with neutral flats. But by far the easiest way to incorporate color into your wardrobe choosing colorful accessories.
Worn with simple outfits (casual or dressy), bold accessories pack a punch without feeling over-the-top. I always say that accessories are what shape your personal style, and what better way to do so than investing in a pair of perfect blue ballet flats or an oversized cork clutch?
Statement accessories make spring and summer dressing a breeze, especially when the heat sets in; wear your favorite striped t-shirt dress or flowy tank with a bold accessory, and suddenly your look feels effortless and pulled together.
The best colors of the season range from metallics to fluorescent neons, but the most versatile, timeless colors include pastels like pale blue, mint green and blush pink as well as vamped-up neutrals. Below are some foolproof accessory ideas that will keep you looking chic and just-trendy-enough all season long.