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When the year began, I noticed that I was adding lots of neutrals to my closet and was gravitating towards outfits that seemed to blend in varying shades of gray and muted tones. Then slowly as spring came along and the weather warmed up, I added in pastels and a softer color palette seemed to emerge in the outfits I was putting together. And now that we’re in the swing of summer, I’ve been inspired to bring back all the colorful fashion! I find that adding in pieces with vibrant colors and graphic prints seems to put that pep in my step and somehow even translates to a feeling of energy and optimism!
I picked up this pleated skirt a few weeks ago and just fell in love with all bold colorblocking. Summer is the perfect time to play with adding in colorful fashion and prints so I wanted to share a few tips to keep in mind:
Pair colorful fashion with a solid piece
If you’re just getting started, just one item to really stand out and anchor it with a solid piece in a coordinating color. In my case, I focused on the blue tones in the skirt and paired it with this solid turquoise tank.
Add in white
White is like a palette cleanser when it comes to colors and it’s amazing how adding it in makes the outfit seem less busy.
Keep accessories simple
Keep the focus on the graphic print and mix in accessories that are neutral in colors and simple in design.
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I’d love to know how you’re shaking it up this summer! Do you indulge in colorful fashion too?
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Such a gorgeous outfit Kileen! I love the bold print and colors on you!
I love to incorporate a lot of prints and colors to my summer wardrobe as well! This look is so stunning on you!
Abby | Life in the Fash Lane
I love that you are always trying out something new with your style. Love all the vibrant colors here!
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Dimito Michiyo says
You look so chic and beautiful babe!!!
Sheela Goh says
What a beautiful way to express the usage of white, Kileen, imagining it as being a palette cleanser. I shall certainly keep that in mind as I try to infuse more bright colours into my wardrobe this year (primarily yellows and oranges). You look lovely, by the way 🙂
Amy Arnold says
I love that skirt! Pleated midi length skirts are often a go-to for me as they are so versatile. You styled the print so well.
Straight A Style
Thanks for the tips babe! Sometimes I struggle with both colors and prints and tend to gravitate towards neutrals so I need all the help I can get =P.
Jessi Malay says
Great styling tips babe<3 I love how you played with color without it being over-the-top. Have an awesome weekend!
Simplement Lui says
A delicious and lovely explosion of colors 😉
You look gorgeous!
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Kileen this look is gorgeous! In love with your skirt. The color sand pattern are amazing!
I’m obsessed with your skirt! Love the pleats and bold color blocking! You look gorgeous!
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