How to Wear Color!!!

1.)  Color on top of more color: 
For this look I took a bright lavender dress with neon, tri-colored polka dots, and added a colorful yellow scarf and colorful yellow flats.

Dress: Target Clearance
Scarf: H&M
Shoes: H&M
Earrings: Forever21
Bracelet: Charming Charlies
Hair Clip: H&M
Satchel: Kohls
Hair Clip:  H&M


2.)  Color separated by a neutral:  
For this look I was inspired by an abstract form of pinup style.  My ethnic background prevents me from doing pin up style very literal, I don't have the teeny waist or hair that can be put in a cute up do so its a more abstracted style, inspired from the 40s and 50s.  

Shirt: H&M
Pants: Target
Bag: Target (OLD)
Bracelet: JCrew

3.)  Color POP!
A great way to wear color is to have a neutral outfit head to toe, layer neutral on top of neutral, with a neutral shoe, then add pops of bright color with your accessories.  For this outfit I wore a nude lace dress, with a nude colored trench jacket and leopard print pumps.  (Animal prints are a great nude substitution if you don't want your outfit to look completely dull, just stick to the natural colored prints.)   

Lace Dress: Kohls
Trench: Forever 21
Scarf: Boutique in Mexico, while on vacation last year
Earrings: Target
Clutch: Aria
Bracelet:  Forever 21
Pumps: DSW

4.)  Neons! 
            I always like to offset neons with solid colors and darks.  For this look I paired a neon graphic tank top, with white jeans and gingham button down and half tuxedo blazer.  An old pair of chucks and chunky chain necklace completed the look.  

Pants: Express
Top: Hot Topic
Gigham Button Down:  Thrifted
Chain necklace: Forever 21
Bandana:  Street Vendor in Mexico
Earrings:  Macy's Chicago, my John got them for me on our first vacation.  
Tuxedo Blazer:  Target
Converse: Journey's

5.)  Monotonous Color
For this look I found two colors that go well together and used one of the colors for my whole outfit and the other color that complement as a secondary element, the necklace.  Coral and Turquoise were a huge hit this summer and they were everywhere.  So those are the colors I used for this outfit, a bright coral resort blouse with a bright coral bandage skirt.  Paired with nude accessories and nude shoes, for this look you really want the focus to be the clothes, opposite from look 3 where the accessories were the focus.

 Top: J Crew
Skirt: Kohls
Shoes: T. J. Maxx 
Bracelet:  J Crew
Purse: Target

All Photos courtesy of Katherine Barnhardt, make sure to visit her photography page here.

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