If, figuratively speaking, your colour blind, we have the guide for you. Whether you want to start small or dive in head first, these celeb and street style-inspired tips will help you master bright hues in no time at all.
A slouchy knit cap is already a season staple, so why not pick one up in an electric shade? You’ll be surprised how easy it is to incorporate this piece into your weekend wardrobe.
On Fearne Cotton: The Kooples hat
Capsule Slouchy Beanie ($28)
A Technicolor coat can turn your ensemble up to 11, whether you’re adding a jolt of illuminating colour to all-black separates or an interesting contrast to other vibrant hues.
Boxy Coat ($129)
If you prefer to keep your clothing in the neutral zone, a bright bag can work as the ideal energizing element.
On Gwyneth Paltrow: Balenciaga Traveller Rouge Braise Backpack ($1395)
Cynnie Sling Bag ($545)
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For a wash of colour, try a bright lip; it’s subtle, yet still eye catching. Classic red is universally flattering, but if you’re really feeling bold, get a jump on spring’s key runway trend and try a shade of orange.
On Ashley Madekwe: Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($25) in Dragon Girl
Revolution Lipstick ($22) in 69
Bet you didn’t think about this one. Mirrored lenses are the understated cool your winter (yes, winter!) wardrobe is begging for.
On Zina Charkopia: Spektre sunglasses
Steff Deluxe Mirror Sunglasses ($179) in Blue/Black
A black and white colour palette happens to be the perfect canvas for showing off bright heels. In other words: let your shoes do all the talking.
On Kristina Bazan: Zara heels
Casey Suede Strappy Sandals ($395)
This tip is probably the easiest way to brighten up your look. A whisper of colour on your nails is enough to make people do a double take.
On Annabelle Fleur: Butter London Nail Lacquer ($15) in Slapper
Nail Polish ($9) in Naughty Nautical
Love your wear-with-anything black coat? Wake it up with a textured scarf in a rich jewel tone.
Simply put: dramatic ear ornamentation in attention-grabbing colours like turquoise immediately up the wow factor.
On Emma Roberts: Neil Lane diamond, turquoise, and platinum chandelier earrings.