Adding color to an outfit can be as simple as choosing the right belt, shoes, and bag to accessorize with. When well done it actually looks great and does a good job of drawing attention away from your body if you’re feeling a little bloated or if you have just purchased a new pair of powder blue suede peek toe wedges and you want everyone to take notice. In addition, color coordinating with your accessories allows you to wear colors that typically don’t look well when over done like bright yellows and bright greens.
Ok, so most people wouldn’t walk around in a dinosaur outfit or a dress made of tennis balls but I think you get the idea. When color coordinating with your accessories it is always a good idea to use analogous colors the same way as you would when matching a top with a skirt or pants. Take a look at this article “How to Color Match an Outfit” to learn more about analogous colors and how to use the color wheel to choose colors that look well together. In general, analogous colors are colors that sit next to each other on the color wheel for example, blue and purple. White is considered to be the absence of color and black is every color together so both of these color and their different shades work well with most any color. With that said you can take a dull all black and grey outfit and give it life by adding color with your accessories.
Even when looking at the example with the black ruffle blouse and the two bow embellished skirts from B. Adore (nice commercial!) your eyes are immediately drawn to the powder blue wedges and bag. Had we chosen a different color like bright yellow it would have an even stronger effect than the more calm blue.