My Wardrobe Is Severely Lacking Color—Here’s What I’m Adding To Brighten Things Up

You never really realize how much color you don’t wear until you’re sorting through your laundry and everything you’re hanging up is black, white, gray, and the occasional navy blue. If you know what you like, all power to you, but having staple pieces in your closet that combine colors and neutrals holds the opportunity for showing off personality and putting a little pep in your step. 

Sure, it’s easy to say, “I’m going to start wearing colorful clothes!” but actually doing so when you’re not used to it could be difficult to start. You don’t have to be completely colorblocked or dressed to the nines wearing every color on earth, but an easy way to start is to incorporate subtle pops of color mixed in with your fave neutrals.

Not only is it easy, but it’s an eye-catcher too. The green detail on your shoes? To die for. Delicately placed florals on a neutral background? We can’t think of anything more precious. Looking for more inspo? Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered on that below. 


Thousand Fell

Court Sneaker

When it comes to adding color to any fit, one of our favorite places to add it is our shoe game. We love that these ones offer a pop of color without going overboard, making them the perfect addition to any neutral outfit. And if the swoon-worthy, sleek design wasn’t enough, get this: Thousand Fell shoes are the first recyclable sneaker—they’re made from vegan bioleather derived from corn waste. Plus, they include rPET laces and lining, recycled yoga mat insoles, and a quartz coating on the exterior to resist liquids and prevent stains. Thousand Fell offers $20 toward your next pair if you send them back to be recycled at the end of their life cycle. That’s a total win in our book.

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Cross-Stitch Top

This top pairs well with practically anything, and the muted hues of the color detail provide a well-worn look. Trust us, this is a staple piece that you’ll reach for over and over.

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Small Hoop Earrings

Hoops are an important accessory in anyone’s wardrobe. But hoops with tiny floral details? Sign us up. The color against the gold contrasts perfectly for some hoops with a ~twist~.

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Short-Sleeve Baby Tee

Another easy way to incorporate color is with graphic tees. Often, graphic tees have a solid base with colored graphics in the center of the torso. This baby tee has a simple blue embroidery in the center and at the collar. Looking to elevate it? Pair it with some blue jeans for a monochromatic look.

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Acetate Sunnies

The lighter neutral base of these sunnies offer a different look compared to normal tortoiseshell shades, and the blue tinted lenses bring out the orange in the frames so much more.

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Keyhole Mini Dress

I can just picture myself at a picnic in this polka-dot number. Classic patterns like polka dots and gingham are an excellent way to feel comfortable while adding some color to your wardrobe. Different colors are often paired with a neutral when it comes to these patterns, offering many options and endless possibilities.

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Beaded Raffia Handbag

There’s no better way to add color to your outfits than with your accessories. Let this purse do all the talking for you with its California poppy accents and sweet beaded details.

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Crêpe Dress

Florals? For pops of color? Groundbreaking. Hear us out here, floral patterns look great on everyone, and a white sundress is a necessity in any closet. Dress it up, dress it down, wear it at home, or wear it on the go. No matter what, you’re guaranteed to look cute.

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Tubular Shoulder Bag

Green is having a moment right now, and hell, you could practically consider it a neutral with how many colors it goes well with. Whether you’re toting around essentials or out on the town, this is the bag to do it with.

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Gemstone Ring

Looking for some luck? Not only is this ring super stylish, but it also is set with Aventurine in the center—a gemstone that is known to promote lucky energy.

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This post contains a sponsored inclusion of Thousand Fell, but all of the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board.


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