While cleaning out my closet a couple of months ago, I noticed that most of my clothes are either white, grey, black, denim or striped with the occasional blush piece in between. Now, I´ve never considered my style as monochrome, but over the last year, I started wearing neutral outfits much more often with only the occasional pop of blush pink. During winter, I didn´t really mind the monochrome outfits, but after some time, things can get a bit boring. So with summer in full bloom, I also started to crave some color again. While I have enough blush pink pieces (but can you ever have enough pink clothes?) I was looking for some red pieces as well to add some real color to my wardrobe. I´ve seen red all over Instagram and I am secretly dying to get one of those beautiful Realisation Par dresses in red with white stars, but they are just way out of my budget. Nevertheless, there are so many colorful clothes out there (also yellow is on my radar- who would have thought?!), so it´s really easy to add some color to your otherwise monochrome wardrobe. Here is what to think about when exploring the world of colorful wardrobe additions....


First of all, of course, you need to find YOUR color. Now, you either know exactly which color you want to dive into and that´s great, so you can just skip this one, or you just know that you need some color in your closet, but you´re not sure which one it should be. My mom always talks about her being a "cold winter" when shopping meaning every person who is a cold winter suits specific colors, but I am not that scientifical about it all. I just go in the store, pick up some pieces and just see how they look together with my skintone. I know that burgundy works well with my skintone and haircolor and I wear blush pink not caring about whether it actually suits me or not because I just love the color, but especially when you´re not sure about your color palette, it just helps to try things on, hold them next to your face and see whether you look like you´ve just had the flew, or look great in it. If you want more information on the whole "4 season analysis" you can get some more info on it here and even take the test to see which season you are with the corresponding color palette.


Meaning don´t go all in immediately. When dipping your toes (back) into more colorful spheres of clothing, maybe it´s better to take things easy and don´t go for a bright red maxi dress - that might be a bit too much for the beginning. Go for a colorful bag instead because you can wear it with an outfit that is typical for you, for example all black or monochrome. Like this, the color won´t feel too overpowering and you will still feel comfortable in your outfit and not like you´re dressed up - or maybe go for a colorful scarf.  Some colorful shoes can also transform a monochrome outfit completetly, while still feeling like "you". 


Now it´s time to browse all of your favorites stores on and offline. Since there are so many colorful pieces especially in red and yellow in stores at the moment, don´t buy the first 5 things you spot, but instead take your time to find the best stuff. If you want to play things safe, go for things that are easy to combine with your daily outfits and the rest of your closet as well, so it´s almost guaranteed that you will feel comfortable in them. Maybe, your favorite blouse is also available in the color of your choice? Great! For sure, you are going to love your colorful version just as much. Are you looking for a cool slogan t-shirt? Maybe take the one with the colorful print for your easy "everyday tee" but not monochrome as usual, but with a pop of color. Because I have loads of black and white striped items in my closet, I thought combining a red and white striped shirt would add some color while still being in my comfort zone.



  1. Such a usefull post. Keep posting like this. I love it! xx

    1. Thanks my dear! I am really glad you liked it.

      xx Julia

  2. I love colour! A neutral outfit with a bright bag or shoes always looks good. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

    1. So true! Love wearing a mostly black outfit and adding a pop of color with a bright red bag.

      xx Julia

  3. Such a great and useful post! Thanks for sharing dear!
    Mónica Sors

  4. Kids always love to be in bright and colorful mood. Hence you have to design their room as such that their mood gets even more cheerful and even if it is not then their dampened mood too gets lighted up. girls bunk bed with slide


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