As an art student, I have learned a lot about color including how to mix colors, pair them together and make one color really pop. Somehow though, when it comes to my wardrobe, mixing and matching colors often seems overwhelming. I love black and gray and have always gravitated towards them. These non-colors make up most of my wardrobe, but it’s true that they are the safe options that go with everything. Sometimes I think that there is too much talk about outfits clashing or not matching, that it has made us afraid to experiment with color. As spring heats up, I want to make a resolution to wear more color. It’s a simple way to be more spontaneous each day.

This Fashionista’s dress is great inspiration on how to bring color into an outfit. If you’re like me and your closet mostly consists of what I fondly call dirt colors or what others would probably call neutrals, a bright dress like this is a perfect option to spice up your wardrobe. It can be worn with all of the neutral pieces you already own and will add a little fun to your look on a sunny day.

I love how this Fashionista paired an orange dress with a blue denim button-down. Orange and blue are complementary colors so the contrast between the two makes them both pop and creates a beautiful combination. She topped the outfit off with some classic black sneakers and vintage-inspired hair accessory to show off her personal style. In working towards my springtime resolution to wear more color, I will definitely be using this Fashionista’s look as inspiration.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I almost always find myself wearing some degree of black. It’s just so easy and classic, and it can be very elegant as well as practical. But every now and then I try to incorporate some bright colors into the mix, and play around and experiment with different basic items of clothing, seeing what kind of interesting, fun combinations I can get. Of course, I’m always in it for the comfort. This dress is sort of a bold contrast to what I normally wear, but the lovely weather here in Córdoba, Spain called for it.”