There are many ways to add a pop of colour to your outfit; you can start with one pop of colour and then continue adding a few more. Follow these three easy “rules” and you will be well on your way to looking your summer best.
**I found this top at Value Village and it was too tight under the arms but I made the arm opening larger and then made a new hem. The purse was also a Value Village find at $4.99 new from H&M!
Pick one item of clothing that has one or more bright colour and use this as your main piece that gives direction to the entire outfit. If you are going with a bold top, then play down what you are wearing on the bottom and vice versa. For example, If you have a bold pair of shorts or a bright pair of jeans then have your top one basic neutral colour (navy, black, grey, cream, khaki, white, and jean are also considered a neutral).
**Add a faux leather jacket (another Value Village find at $11.99!!) for a date night look.**
For a fun and colourful way to accessorize your home, head on over to the FREE PRINTABLES gallery page for TWO 2018 calendars, quote prints, and more!
Take one of the colours from your main item of clothing, such as your blouse and use this in your handbag and the same or an additional colour for your shoes. Stay away from neutrals with your accessories if you want to have your outfit “pop”. You can see how I used the same shoes for all three outfits as the shoes either complimented the colours I was wearing or was one of the colours that I had in the bold piece.
**To MAKE these designer inspired beaded tassel earrings go to my “Just Bead It” blog post**
Once again, pull out a colour from your bold main outfit piece to wear for your jewelry. If you are going bold with a pair of earrings, go neutral (gold or silver) in a necklace or opt out of wearing a necklace. If you go bold with a necklace then play down the earrings. A good rule of thumb is not to have competing pieces of jewelry too close together. Try laying out all the jewelry together and see what compliments each other.
**The dress and shoes were both from Value Village. The shoes were new, never worn from J. Crew for $12.99!! You can see how the shoes work with all outfits as the colour is pulled from the top, the kimono and the denim jacket.**
For a handy go to guide for your making the most of your thrift store experience, check out my post “10 Tips for Mastering the Thrift Store”
The only “investment” pieces for these looks were the coral handbag from Danier and the earrings from J. Crew.
I did a very basic melt proof, glowing makeup look to compliment these outfits. I followed the tips and tricks from my post “Get Your Summer Glow On“ and use the products listed as well.
And remember, the goal is to have fun, take a fashion risk and experiment. Do you see these tips do-able for your summer outings? I would love to hear about your outfit combinations that you have put together with these 3 simple tips! And if you like what you see, please comment, pin and share.
Blessings from my house to yours,