The latest trend in men’s fashion is bright colors; is your wardrobe ready? Bright splashes of color are showing up in men’s wardrobes everywhere. Pinks, purples, and greens adorn button-up shirts and rainbows of hues decorate ties.
If you are the type who always had just dull colors hanging in your closet, these jewel-toned pieces might look scary. But not to worry! Adding a little color doesn’t have to be intimidating. Just follow a couple of simple rules and you’ll be on your way to colorful clothes in no time.
Just Start Small and Simple
If you are looking to add some color to your wardrobe, start small and work your way up. Try buying accessories in colors that you like. For example, that sunflower yellow tie you’re always eyeing.
Splashes of color can hide all over your outfit, from your cufflinks to watches to the lining of your jacket. Don’t be afraid of showing a little colorful flare.
Not sure where to start looking for colorful accessories? Check out these great brands of men’s accessories that offer bright colors:
Paul Smith: A French company with some big ideas, Paul Smith offers some of the most unique cufflinks around. From brilliant colors to conversation starters (like their cufflinks that look like compasses), this unique company will give you options you never thought possible. They also offer a selection of other bright accessories as well, including umbrellas, ties, socks, belts, watches, and much more.
Etsy: Although etsy is known far and wide as a place to sell crafts, there are an incredible amount of cuff links, handkerchief, and ties on the site. You can find everything from Tie Fighter cufflinks to Doctor Who socks that will definitely add splashes of unique color to your wardrobe.
Rock Avenue: Rock Avenue has some of the most colorful bow ties you have ever seen. Combining brilliant color with crazy patterns, there’s a Rock Avenue bow tie for every taste. Don’t forget to check out their collection of bright pocket squares, neckties, and their adorable accessories for kids.
Hook + Albert: Looking for a fancy, floral lapel pin? Look no further. Hook + Albert is known far and wide for their unique men’s accessories. They also have stunning and bright ties, socks, pocket squares, and belts in every color of the rainbow.
YMC: You Must Create is a London-based company with fun men’s accessories. Check them out for bright colored hats, scarves, bags, and brilliantly colored shoes. They even have collection of unique shirts and trousers for someone looking for casual clothing a little out of the norm.
Mix and Match Your Outfits
Find colors that suit one another. If your favourite casual suit is a tan or khaki color, try pairing it with a pale pink shirt. And that royal blue tie you are dying to wear might look great with your grey suit, but also try it with the black one.
What about that pale blue jacket? It might be a little too bright to pair with your favourite deep green pants, but maybe would match the black ones just fine. Find colors that just sing when they are put together. If the colors make you feel good, don’t be too shy to wear them.
Buy a Bright Item
If you are feeling particularly adventurous, pick out one really bright item. Go for those purple socks, the pink dress shirt, or the yellow pants.
Match the bright item with other, more neutral pieces already in your closet. Don’t be afraid to mix bright, new pieces with things you have laying around. A brand new look doesn’t have to be made of all new clothes.
Switch Your Casual Pieces Too
Bright, rainbow hues don’t have to just be for dressing up. No, you can bring colors to your everyday, casual clothes too. Make sure to grab some colorful ties or bright sneakers to pair with your jeans.
Add some pizazz to the gym with color workout shirts or pants. You can even grab a more colorful gym bag or “man bag” to make a bold statement on your way around town.
Get to Know Pinstripe Suits
Pinstripe suits are a wonderful choice for anyone looking to add a splash of color. The suit, although usually not brightly colored itself, will feature a pinstripe in a variety of colors, such as navy blue, grey, and even dark green. Matching accessories to the color of the pinstripe will also add more flare to your ensemble.
Explore the Colorful World of Prints
Prints can add color to every outfit. They are available for everything from casual clothing to formal button-up shirts and everything in between.
Choosing a print can brighten up your wardrobe. Since prints usually contain several colors, you can find one that could match several pieces already in your closet.
Try Checkered Patterns for a Bit of Color
Who doesn’t love a beautiful checkered pattern? Simple checkered patterns can contain multitudes of colors, making them easy to match with existing pieces already in your closet. They are also available in a number of different styles, levels of formality, and fabrics.
Checkered patterns can be easily dressed up or dressed down. Because of this, checkered clothing can become a versatile and colorful staple in every man’s wardrobe.
Don’t Be Afraid to Try Something Bright
Although adding a little color to your outfits might seem a little too adventurous for you, don’t be afraid of trying it. Bright, happy colors aren’t just for the ladies anymore; more and more menswear stores are carrying colors in bulk.
So try some things on and make a statement. Bring a friend to help cheer you up if color makes you nervous. But in the end, color in your wardrobe should make you happy and add a little brightness to your day.