Adding The 'POP' To An Outfit
Photographer: Sharon Mathew
It’s been a hot minute since the last legitimate fashion post on the blog (I know, I know. Woopsss.). I’ve shot some outfits prior but they just didn’t turn out the way I’d liked them to and of course, I didn’t just want to publish for the sake of doing so, so here we are (again, woops).
But y’know what, we’re pretty chill here, in this corner of the blogsphere so that’s okay 😉
OK. So let’s talk about these COLORS. OUTFITS. FALL. WINTER.
I’ve been part of the neutral fam for a while now and oh, how I’ve loved it. Recently though, with more and more positive changes in my life, I’ve been craving a little change in my wardrobe as well! This summer was just filled with so many colorful pieces that I can’t seem to let it all go just yet.
Today, I’ll be sharing what I keep in mind for incorporating pops of color in my very much loved, almost all neutral Fall/Winter wardrobe!
So let’s get it, let’s goo!
How to Pop?
Feature a piece.
When think of the words ‘pop of color’, my first thought is which part of my outfit do I want more to pop out? Is it my top? Outerwear (my personal favorite)? My shoes? Pants? Accessories (hats, scarves, bags,jewelry)? Which one?
One great thing I’ve done in the past when I was starting out, was to just go about it one piece at a time. Pick one part/area of your outfit and focus a color, pattern, texture, etc there. For the photoshoot, I chose to center the attention towards the upper half of my outfit and opted for a neon sweater & a light blue denim jacket.
It doesn’t have to be crazy.
It doesn’t have to be neon pink or rainbow or something you don’t want it to be. It can be small, it can be subtle. This pop of color can be considered ‘neutral’ and still create an appealing contrast. Think bright red vs. maroon or neon pink vs. a vibrant magenta – either would go great with black or a dark denim wash! It’s all just preference to detail.
Finding Balance: Paring different pieces that pop
I’m all about contrast with my outfit. But y’know, sometimes different pieces just don’t work well together for me, even if they are in the same color scheme or have similar tones. Sometimes one pair of black heels just won’t fit with as well as another on the same outfit. (Can you tell I like my details?)
When I try to create an outfit, I always think of creating balance. So if I want my outfit to make more of a statement, I up the number of pieces that aren’t my usual neutrals.
Peep the denim jacket I used. I could’ve chosen to pair the sweater with black outerwear but instead, I didn’t. I thought the top & denim jacket worked well together. I also chose o wear distressed black jeans to balance out the colorful party happenin’ on my sweater!
Tip: Look at the pieces paired together on their own. It can help with deciding whether they truly pair well or not. Then put it all together.
Personal style and how someone goes about discovering their own is different for everyone. There really aren’t any rules when it comes down to it so don’t be afraid to try different colors, patterns, prints, textures! You might just stumble upon something that you’ll love forever!
One of the things that I love about being a content creator is that I get to work with other creatives in the blogsphere. And I did just that earlier this week!
Aspiring wedding photographer, Sharon Mathew, went out into the cold rain with me to get these beautiful shots (c’mon now – that’s dedication). In addition to the product of the shoot, getting to know the woman behind the lens made it even more enjoyable! I really hope I get to collaborate with Sharon in the future again because what a beaut!
Thank you, Sharon for such amazing work - I know you’ll do great things with photography!