How to Add More Color to Your Wardrobe

How to Add More Color To Your Wardrobe

2023 is the year to embrace color. In recent years, many women have been drawn to minimalist, neutral capsule wardrobes. And while minimalist closets create a streamlined, cohesive look, more women are now looking to add colors and patterns to their wardrobes to express their personalities. If that’s the case for you, here are 8 tips to refresh your look with more color this 2023. 

1. Start small with a colorful accessory.

If you’re not used to wearing a lot of color, it can be intimidating to start wearing lots of bold colors and prints. Ease into it with small pops of color with accessories like scarves, hats, and jewelry. This lets you try different shades to find which colors best flatter your coloring, style, and personality.

colorful accessory for 2023

Colorful outerwear is another great way to add vibrance to a chilly, gloomy day. If you’re ready to go a little bold but don’t want to change up your neutral closet, a colorful jacket can add a pop of color to your everyday looks.

colorful outerwear for 2023

2. Let your shoes do the talking

Wearing colorful shoes is a fun way to add a touch of color to your outfit. Try red heels, blue sneakers, or green flats. Pairing a neutral outfit with bright shoes draws attention to the shoes to make them the focal point.

 colorful shoes for 2023 style 

Studies show that people tend to notice and judge our shoes first when forming an initial impression. Bright shoes will make you seem confident, happy, and approachable.

statement shoes 2023

Match your shoes, purse, and other accessories for a cohesive and polished vibe.

matching colorful accessories

3. Wear your favorite color palette.

Incorporating color into your wardrobe can be challenging because there are so many colors to choose from! And not all colors are going to suit you. If you’re a “winter,” you probably look better in cool colors, while “summers” look better in warm colors. Along with your natural coloring, you may be drawn to certain colors more than others.

color palette fashion 2023

When choosing a color palette for your wardrobe, go for the colors and shades you like! For example, I love bright colors, like hot pink and bold red, because these accentuate my confident personality. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different colors to see what makes you happiest.

colorful outfit for 2023

4. Layer color on top of neutrals.

You don’t have to get rid of your neutrals to also enjoy a little color. Instead, balance your neutrals and colors to create a cohesive, classy look. Neutrals like black, white, grey, and beige anchor the outfit and make the color really stand out.

neutrals and color 2023

Make a bold statement by adding a neutral animal print to your colorful outfit. 

animal prints as neutrals

Find your perfect neutral here.

5. Use patterns to add color.

Wearing color doesn’t necessarily mean wearing solid blocks of color. Adding subtle patterns with hints of color can be a great way to gradually incorporate more color into your wardrobe.  Here are some ways for effectively wearing patterns.

Use a patterned piece to break up solid blocks of color.

patterns and colors 2023

Don’t be afraid to mix and match different patterns. It seems counterintuitive, but wearing different prints can look purposeful and chic.

mix and match patterns

Experiment with different scales and sizes. Patterns come in various “scales,” from thin stripes and small polka dots to large flowers and bold artistry.

bold and colorful pattern 2023

Try different patterns for different events and experiences. Wear a floral print when strolling the botanical gardens, or try an artistic piece when visiting a museum. 

floral print for spring 2023

Choose patterns and colors that make you happy!

how to wear more color in 2023 

6. Try different shades.

When I think of color, I instantly think of bright shades – because I am most drawn to brights! But there is a range of colors, including muted colors, pastels, neons, and everything in between. Don’t be afraid to try out a variety of shades and hues to see which speak to your sense of style.

pastels for spring

7. Mix and match colors.

Once you start adding color to your wardrobe, you don’t have to limit yourself to just one color. Mix different hues in the same color family or match complementing colors. Monochrome outfits with multiple hues in the same color family look so polished and stunning.

monochrome color outfit Inso

You also don’t have to stick to traditional color schemes, like pink on Valentine’s Day or red and green during the holidays. Mixing and matching unexpected colors can create unique and eye-catching outfits. Sometimes, the most surprising combinations can be the most successful!

how to mix and match colors

Color blocking is a technique that involves intentionally pairing different blocks of solid color. This can be a bold, striking way to show off your personality.

how to style color blocking

8. Step out of your color-comfort zone.

The most important thing to remember when adding more color to your wardrobe is to have fun! Fashion is all about self-expression, so don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try new shades, styles, and patterns. You might be surprised at what you end up loving! 

step out of comfort zone in 2023

Adding color to your wardrobe 

Keep these tips in mind the next time you’re putting together an outfit or shopping for new clothing and accessories at Current Boutique. Remember that fashion is all about self-expression, so go out there and show off your colorful side!


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Carmen Lopez, President & CEO


Hello Fashion Lovers! I've been in the fashion industry for over 15 years. I started Current Boutique with the desire to recycle amazing pre-loved designer gems for others to enjoy! I value quality, unique craftsmanship, sustainability & saving money. I am a fashion lover who is energized by the challenges and rewards of being an entrepreneur. I'm here to share tips on fashion, style, bargain shopping and business. I hope you enjoy!
XOXO, Carmen