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Tips to Wearing Bright Colors

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You may have been familiar with this look I have put together with mostly whites,neutrals in my  accessories, shoes, and a touch of print with the leopard bag. Some white jean looks are centered more around a neutral look or all white look. I love this too, however, what if I want color? If I want to add pizzazz or perhaps my skin tone is too fair to go for an almost all white look?

A great summer look is wearing those white jeans  with a bright color or print. Let’s face it, some of us want to wake up and have a triple espresso instead of a plain cup o joe!

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Attitude plays a role in fashion, we all know this! By wearing bright colors it can change the way one feels and give you more options to try and experiment with fashion for spring/summer.

This bold color Raspberry, a super soft v neck top by Fabrizio Gianni, just was the perfect choice of focus for the look. I added some feminine touches with the vintage inspired rose pink scarf, pointed nude flats with a bow , and accessories to compliment but still keep the attention on the bold color of the top. For this, I chose a tan lace dangling earring and tan/gold stone bracelet.

Tips to wearing bright colors:

  • Take a chance. Try on colors that will work with your skin tone. Raspberry works well with skin tones with some pink, and my fair skin works well with this color.
  • Try taking the bright color and use the same color family to do some color blocking. A fuchsia or orchid skirt could add visual interest.
  • Bright or bold colors can accentuate or highlight the part of the body you love. If you think you have some toned arms or are proud of your abs, then go for bright or bold on top. If you want to highlight those hips or waist, try bright in a skirt or pant, and perhaps try a neutral such as black for your upper body.
  • If you are more conservative, then go with bright in an accessory to start. Try a belt ,handbag, or scarf.
  • If all else fails, make sure you divert attention to your cute puppies! 🙂

Here are some other bright, beautiful colored tops by Fabrizio Gianni to try adding to your white jean look. Hope you enjoyed those tips!

Strawberry Tang Jersey V Neck top

Coral Jersey Knit V Neck top

Sour Apple Jersey Knit V Neck top

My Outfit details: V Neck top in Rasberry c/o Fabrizio Gianni, Shoes: Zara ( poshmark) Scarf: ( gift, similar), bracelet-Target, earrings: sold out ( Charming Charlie: similar) Ann Taylor White Denim, sold out ( similar without distressed)

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34 Comments
  • [email protected]
    Posted at 23:22h, 01 September Reply

    Raspberry & white is a great color combo! I have a tank & light, short sleeve cardigan in raspberry that I have to wear before it get’s cool!

  • Mahogany Closet
    Posted at 01:55h, 31 August Reply

    The mostly white neutrals look was cute and I really like the bright colors on you too! Both very cute
    m
    Melissa
    http://www.Mahogany-Closet.com

  • thelifbissue
    Posted at 13:27h, 30 August Reply

    You look absolutely lovely in pink, beautiful Jess! Love, Kirsten xx

    http://www.thelifbissue.com

  • Whitney à la mode
    Posted at 21:26h, 29 August Reply

    That scarf is PERFECT with that top 🙂 And I’m always a fan of bright colors! Thanks for linking-up for Lovely Little à la Mode!

  • Shelly
    Posted at 07:01h, 25 August Reply

    This color looks so great on you!

  • cassidl
    Posted at 11:12h, 24 August Reply

    great colour and those jeans look fantastic on you

  • happinessatmidlife
    Posted at 00:18h, 24 August Reply

    You look so pretty in pink and great tips! Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

  • Nicole Mölders (@HighLatitudeSty)
    Posted at 14:39h, 23 August Reply

    Thanks 4 linking up to Top of the World Style. Love white pants with red tops.

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 09:05h, 23 August Reply

    OMG I think I have a new fav pic of you … you and your doggies, in that pretty neighborhood, in that gorgeous pink top! You’re a stunner Jess!

    Thanks so much for being a part of Fun Fashion Friday!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

  • Sheela Goh
    Posted at 09:14h, 22 August Reply

    What’s that lovely lip colour you’re sporting, Jess?

    • Jess
      Posted at 10:28h, 22 August Reply

      Sheila you have a good eye! At times it doesnt look like I am wearing makeup, as I am not a heavy makeup person. It is MAC in a palette:I looked it up and it is Viva GLam III in matte. thanks! x

  • Petite Silver Vixen
    Posted at 06:52h, 22 August Reply

    I love it when women aren’t afraid to experiment and wear bold colours. Even adding a small pop of colour or texture to a neutral outlook as with the leopard print bag with your white outlook, takes it to another level. Just work out what shades of colour works best for you and it really does boost your mood and confidence I find.

    • Jess
      Posted at 10:29h, 22 August Reply

      So true! To think I used to wear all black in college, but hey, I am a musician, so it is aprapo! XX

  • Jennie
    Posted at 13:49h, 21 August Reply

    I Love how white jeans can pair with anything and look amazing! Loved these pics with your sweet pups! The bold top and scarf look so fab on you!

  • Heart
    Posted at 00:02h, 21 August Reply

    You are an incredible fashion goddess! I love everything you wear, Jess. They all look good together. Thanks for the tips, too.

  • Elle
    Posted at 12:01h, 20 August Reply

    Perfectly aid, sometimes simple coffee works then something i want cappuccino! Love the all white, and I equal love ( more am slightly biased in favor) of the outfit with the bold bright blouse, because you wear color so well. I love the white jeans, they look amazing on you! Coral is so pretty. And yes, your dogs are so cute, but they do don’t divert from your beauty!
    xx, elle
    http://mydailycostume.com

  • Posh Prime
    Posted at 11:42h, 20 August Reply

    You look good in any color! I love that coral and that scarf is so fun too!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

  • samantha4blair
    Posted at 10:44h, 20 August Reply

    Made a bo-bo of my link Fake Fabulous
    XXX

  • samantha4blair
    Posted at 10:38h, 20 August Reply

    Hi Jess….Are you breaking the “rules” again?? Good!!
    You look stunning and red heads can definitely wear pink! You have found the perfect warm and vibrant shade. That scarf picks out the red of your hair perfectly and pulls it all together.
    Beautiful!
    XXX
    Samantha

    Fake Fabulous

  • jaymieashcraft
    Posted at 09:42h, 20 August Reply

    Looks great! I’m scared of those colors with my red hair. Hope you join me tomorrow for my Fridays Fashions link up party. 🙂
    Jaymie
    http://www.jaymieashcraft.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:51h, 20 August Reply

      Thank you! It is a falacy I believe that red heads shouldn’t wear pink! Give it a try, you might surprise yourself! xx I may just need a reminder but would love to!

  • asallows
    Posted at 09:23h, 20 August Reply

    I always wear bright colours! Just can’t stay away haha. I think your colour blocking advice is spot on!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:50h, 20 August Reply

      Thats great! I used to wear all black too, thank you glad you liked the tips! Enjoy your day! xx

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 09:20h, 20 August Reply

    Great colors! You look so good in the pinks!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:49h, 20 August Reply

      Thank you Pam! I have a fair amount of pink in my closet and want to let women know red heads CAN wear pink! Enjoy your day! xx

  • Patti
    Posted at 09:05h, 20 August Reply

    Lovely in monochrome and in bright coral too, Jess. I love the scarf. xox

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:48h, 20 August Reply

      Thank you Patti! I wanted to add even more pop of color with the scarf, have a great day! xx

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