After 2 years of being home and wearing casual clothes almost every day because there were very few reasons to dress up, the Spring/Summer runway trends were all about adding color to your wardrobe. There have been some repeat color trends seen at the SS22 shows including neon pink, orange, and the color of 2022, Very Peri. The thing I loved about the Spring/Summer shows was the very modern styling that made even a self-proclaimed minimalist like myself jump on the colorful trend. Today I’m going to share how you can add color to your minimalist wardrobe.
As a luxe minimalist, it can be intimidating to go for bold and brighter colors for fear of not looking as chic and elevated as our beloved neutral and all-black looks. However, using our existing timeless staples as the base, there are ways we can add color to our closets that will still allow us to mix and match those more vibrant pieces with our everyday essentials to create modern, clean, and expensive-looking outfits.
Here’s how to add color to your minimalist wardrobe:
WEARING: H&M Cardigan similar HERE | Zara Jeans similar | Puma Sneakers (sold out) similar here & HERE | Balenciaga Mini City Bag (sold out) – similar here & here | Fendi Sunglasses HERE + similar here
Add a Pop of Color
The easiest way to add some color to your looks is to add in a pop of color. Whether it’s a handbag, your lip color, nails, or a clothing piece, you can go bold to make more of a statement. Whichever color you choose, make sure it’s one that compliments the majority of the current colors in your closet. You don’t want to add anything to your closet that you have to think too hard about or that you can’t wear often because it doesn’t play well with your other pieces.
ADDITIONAL READING: How to look expensive on a budget
Another method of adding color that I love is monochromatic looks aka all one-color. Since it’s one color, monochromatic outfits automatically look more clean and expensive to the eye. I have this vision of a neon pink look that I can’t wait to wear this summer. Tip: Figure out which color looks good on your skin tone to create a statement outfit, along with shoes and accessories to match.
ADDITIONAL READING: The Minimalist’s Guide to Wearing More Color in 2022 via Vogue.com
Color blocking can be done in two ways, you can coordinate 2 complementary colors or you can pick a variety of colors (3 or more) that complement one another. I love color blocking with black and white and will sometimes throw in one vibrant color, as I did here, to make the outfit stand out a little more.
For the outfit in this post, I went for an even more colorful look, layering 3 of the colors of the season – orange, neon pink, and yellow. I love how I was able to coordinate these separates to create a casual but fun, springtime look.
ADDITIONAL READING: Wearing colour the minimalist way via Vogue Scandinavia
So if you’re a minimalist, don’t be afraid to add in some color. Adding a statement accessory in a bright color, going for a monochromatic look, and color blocking are all ways you can add color to your outfit in an elevated and chic way. Let me know if you’ve also been bitten by the color bug this season. I can’t wait to experiment with color more throughout the warmer months ahead.