When it comes to women's clothing, black slacks, tops, and outerwear often look sleek and sophisticated. This hue is also easy to match with shoes and accessories. However, if your wardrobe consists primarily of darker garments, you might wonder how to incorporate more color variation into your ensembles. The following guide provides tips on how to use colorful shades to make your outfits more vibrant.

How to Add Color to Your Wardrobe

1. Start With Neutral Alternatives

Neutrals can make an all-black wardrobe more visually compelling without taking you too far outside your comfort zone. Swap out black pants, skirts, or tops for navy blue or burgundy garments. This will help you gradually transition and become accustomed to wearing more color. As you get more comfortable, add lighter gray and khaki tones to your closet. 

2. Wear a Bold Coat

A coat in a bright solid color can instantly make an all-black outfit more interesting and exciting. Try a full-length faux fur coat in a warm shade of burnt orange or cool electric blue to transform a monochromatic outfit into a showstopping ensemble. Consider wearing a peacoat or cropped jacket in a colorful paisley, floral, or striped pattern.

3. Experiment With Tops

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If you aren't quite ready to go bold with bottoms and outerwear, try experimenting with the color of your tops. Wear a vibrant pink or teal blouse with black slacks or jeans to allow the color of the top to make a statement. Adding a white or beige sweater or button-down shirt beneath an unbuttoned black coat can brighten up your look and provide contrast to darker hues without going overboard.

4. Accessorize

One of the easiest ways to get comfortable with color is by adding vibrant bags and shoes to your wardrobe. When paired with an all-black outfit, a statement handbag in a neon hue or a pair of heels in fuchsia or yellow can make your outfits more exciting. Costume necklaces, bracelets, and bold earrings in bright colors can break up the monotony of a monochromatic outfit.


When you're ready to add color to your wardrobe, browse the selection of women's clothing at DRESSCODE Boutique in Beachwood, OH. This boutique provides affordable and stylish garments and accessories in a variety of shades and hues to clients throughout Cuyahoga County. They have everything you need to update your closet, from statement-making dresses and jumpsuits to accessories and shoes. Call (216) 318-6576 to ask about current sales and markdowns on women's clothing, and visit them online to browse their inventory of new arrivals.