Colour Rules: How and When to Brighten Your Wardrobe

For a long time it was not fashionable for men to wear bright colours or experiment with patterns. However, recently wearing a bold colour has become a sign of style for those men who care about their appearance and who’s wardrobe contains more than just white shirts and dark jeans. Often, a man can feel apprehensive about trying a new style or colour in what he wears: but with these simple rules there should be no reason that you can’t look your best in a bold colour.

Stick to One Bold Piece at a Time

Wearing a bold colour can be incredibly striking, but wearing more than can mean that you are not going to be taken seriously. The most important thing to remember is that when you are wearing dominant colours, the rest of your clothes should be simple and neutral. A forest green full-length coat will look effortlessly stylish when paired with muted fabric and colour such as dark trousers or denim. The same can be said for bold or patterned T-shirts; so if you are introducing a new colour to your wardrobe make sure that you have the rest of the outfit to complement it.

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Accessorise with colour

You do not necessarily need to restrict the colour in your outfit to basic wardrobe essentials such as T-shirts or coats. Colourful accessories can be an excellent way to show your fun side and add a touch of light-heartedness to any outfit. For a fast and inexpensive way to enhance your clothes, try adding a brightly coloured belt. If you are a little wary about wearing colour then a bright blue, red or green belt is an excellent addition to your wardrobe. Paired with jeans and a white shirt you will have a casual yet stylish look for during the day and adding a dark blazer will give you a perfect evening look.

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Keep it in the (Colour) Family

If you keep all the colours that you wear in the same colour family then there is no reason to be afraid to wear two coloured pieces at once. For example, you could wear a printed tie with a solid coloured shirt that picks up your ties colour or a bright jacket with a matching belt. This style of teaming colours really shows that you can pick an outfit well.

Spend More on Bright Colours

The best way to wear bright colours is to buy designer. No one will ever question you for wearing a fuchsia sweater if it is a lavishly luxurious cashmere sweater made by Hugo Boss. Designer clothes have the ability to show off bright colours incredibly effectively so if you want to pull off a bright colour in the best way that you can then log onto an online design store such as where you will find a wide range of excellent designer clothes to suit every style.

Complement Your Skin Tone

It is often the case that the darker your skin tone is, the brighter the colour that you can wear. If you have very pale skin then it is probably worth sticking to lighter or medium shades of colour, whereas those with very dark skin can certainly pull off a fuchsia or skyblue without seeming washed out. So, as you can see, it really is that simple to wear bright colours without ending up looking like a clown. Now, all that is left is for you to decide on either an apple green or a vibrant orange.