Black is such a closet staple, but why? Why is it that every single one of us has a little black dress, a black pump, a black pair of dress pants, a black blazer, and at least one black handbag? Yet we cannot say the same for any other color. I know just as well as anyone that black is slimming, but that argument doesn’t justify the countless black pairs of shoes and black handbags lingering in closets. Color may be something you are scared of because you aren’t sure how to incorporate it into your wardrobe, but the solution is simple. Start small. You don’t need to wear every fall color at once, you will look like a cornucopia and more importantly you will be uncomfortable because you are dressing out of your comfort zone. So remember, start small. (We will work our way up to color blocking.)
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This pleated bubble blouse from LOFT is the perfect piece to get you going! It’s extremely versatile and mustard yellow is one of my favorite colors for fall. This top would be great paired with charcoal grey dress pants and a blazer for the office. For the weekend try it with a dark fitted jean, a neutral patterned cardigan and some fun jewelry.
Another option would be to incorporate color into your accessories. Accessories are a great way to update your wardrobe without replacing everything you own. By pairing your go-to black dress with this gorgeous cranberry shoe by Zara you have a fresh, modern look without breaking the bank. Complete the ensemble with a pair of black tights and you have the perfect fall look. This shoe would also stylishly accompany a pencil skirt for work and a dark wash jean for a dinner date.
Color is exciting and everyone deserves to be noticed. Do what works for you, start small and you will find your rhythm.