The Neutral Lover’s Guide to Colour

The Neutral Lover’s Guide to Colour

An overview of simple ways to infuse vibrant hues into your everyday looks.

The Neutral Lover’s Guide to Colour

Are you someone who finds comfort and confidence in the timeless nature of neutral hues? Do shades of beige, black gray, and navy dominate your closet? While there's an undeniable allure to the simplicity and versatility of neutral tones, occasionally injecting a pop of colour into your wardrobe can breathe new life into your style repertoire. In this guide, we'll explore why adding colour is beneficial, key considerations for incorporating it seamlessly, and simple ways to infuse vibrant hues into your everyday looks.

Why Add Color to Your Outfits?

Picture this: You have a go-to gray summer suit that effortlessly transitions from office meetings to after-work gatherings. Typically paired with a classic white or blue shirt, it's a reliable ensemble. But imagine the transformation when you swap that white button-up for a sunny yellow knit polo. Suddenly, your workday attire is graced with a playful charm. 

Not only does introducing colour into an otherwise neutral wardrobe open up a world of sartorial possibilities - it is also very much a go-to trend at the moment. A bit of colour adds depth and dimension to your outfits, elevating staple pieces to new heights. Whether it's a vibrant shirt, or a bold accessory, a splash of colour injects personality and flair into your look.

Important Considerations for Adding Color

When venturing into the realm of injecting colour, striking the right balance is essential. Avoid overwhelming your look with too many bold or clashing hues. Instead, opt for a blend of neutrals and accents, creating a cohesive and polished appearance. (Example, all black or grey, with a pink or cobalt knit underneath)

Simple Ways to Implement Color

Still, trying to figure out where to start? No stress. There are plenty of effortless ways you can introduce colour into your wardrobe without straying too far from your comfort zone.

For the sartorially inclined, ties are a fantastic tool for adding a pop of colour to tailored looks. Whether it's a vibrant silk tie paired with a sharp suit or a playful patterned tie for a touch of whimsy, accessorizing with colour is an easy way to make a statement while maintaining a sophisticated aesthetic.

In the warmer months, embrace the versatility of colourful t-shirts. Opt for high-quality fabrics in a variety of vibrant shades, perfect for pairing with shorts, denim, tailored trousers or even a casual cotton suit. A well-fitted coloured tee easily adds a touch of energy and personality to casual looks.

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When it comes to investing in key wardrobe pieces such as tailoring, outerwear, and footwear, prioritize neutral options that serve as timeless staples. Then, allocate your budget towards colourful underpinnings like shirts, knitwear, and accessories. This approach allows you to build a versatile wardrobe that seamlessly combines classic with contemporary and serves as a simple way to begin implementing colour into your wardrobe.

In conclusion, while neutral tones will always have their place in the world of men's fashion, don't be afraid to embrace the power of colour. Whether you're stepping out in a vibrant shirt, or accessorizing with a bold tie, incorporating vibrant hues into your wardrobe is a surefire way to elevate your style game. Shop our colourful picks below.

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