When it comes to wearing bright colors, there is surely a right way and a wrong way to do so. When walking around campus, I constantly notice the bright colors being confidently worn by my peers and I think to myself all the ways that one person can choose to wear color and how it can affect an outfit as a whole. You can choose to wear a bold, bright colored shirt; however, doing so will draw attention upwards towards your face, and if the color isn’t flattering, you could wind up looking like a sickly shade yourself. You could also choose to wear color from head-to-toe by wearing a dress or jumpsuit, but an all-over bright can easily draw attention to the most unflattering parts of the body. So what’s the best way to wear color in my opinion? On the bottom of course! Bold bottoms are one of my favorite fashion trends because by wearing bright colors on the bottom half of your body, you open up a world of possibility for the rest of your ensemble, while still catching people’s attention (in the right way of course).
This Fashionisto is a great example of how to wear boldly colored bottoms, because although his pants are eye-catching, they still let the other aspects of his outfit shine without being overpowered. On top of his bright red, tapered pants, he chose to wear a plaid printed button-down and flashy gold watch. I appreciate this pairing because the pants serve as the original eye-catching piece within the outfit; however, they lead the eye upward to his printed shirt and allow the outfit to flow as a whole. His watch works well with the outfit because it adds even more visual interest to an already aesthetically pleasing look.
So the next time that you are looking to add color into your outfit, analyze all of your options, but remember that bold bottoms are a flattering way to incorporate a bright color while still keeping your options open for the rest of the pieces in your look.
Hint: When wearing a pair of brightly colored pants, pair them with neutral colored pieces so that the pants stand out and you’re outfit doesn’t become a color-overload.