The Everyday Girl's Guide to Wearing Color - Sensible Stylista

The Everyday Girl's Guide to Wearing Color

I'm feeling very Spring-y!  To celebrate the return of warm weather, I styled a summer dress for y'all.  I worked with a vibrant color scheme for today's post:  violet + magenta + white.  Do you guys like wearing bright colors?  Which hues do you shy away from and why?  I used to hate wearing brights.  I only wore neutrals because I didn't want to call too much attention to myself, haha.  As y'all know, that changed (understatement of the year).
If you'd like to incorporate more color into your wardrobe, here's how:

1.  Incorporate pops of it.  Don't try to go all out at once especially if you don't normally wear a lot of color.

2.  Wear colorful jewelry!  This is a really easy way to sport color in casual & formal wear.  Brighten up a neutral outfit with vibrant statement pieces.  Here's an example for y'all; statement earrings or necklace (depending on the neckline) with an LBD.  Because of the LBD's all black canvas, you can sport whatever color/s you'd like!

3. Color block like a pro.  If you're new to this technique, start with two colors to keep things simple and follow this formula:  bright shade + neutral shade (black, gray, white, taupe, etc.).  If you want to bring in a third or fourth color, try using a different hue of a color you're already wearing for a cohesive look.

4.  Experiment with neon.  Neon accessories add so much personality!  Try wearing a pair of neon heels with your jeans/graphic tee or belting your basic black skirt/neutral blouse with a hot pink belt.  A neon bag can do wonders as well!  I own a really cute version from Rebecca Minkoff (This in neon yellow).

5.  Try wearing colored denim.  I own SO many pairs of jeans.  I probably have about twenty pairs in different colors and prints.  If you're nervous about wearing neon bottoms (which I love BTW), stick with a pastel hue.  Style them with a neutral top (like an ivory blouse) and throw on a pair of beige heels.

I have a billion other ideas, but I'll stop there!  I don't want to bore you guys.  Let's get back to today's OOTD.
A closer look at my jewelry courtesy of SoCal Gems - so beautiful! They're def. my current fave pair of statement earrings!  TIP: when sporting bold earrings, keep everything else simple on the jewelry front.  If you really want to accessorize, try wearing a dainty necklace or thin bangles!

Yay for matching accessories.  My shoes are available HERE for $16.99 (originally $24.99).  Although these heels are hella cute - the mesh inserts are ridiculously adorable - they run large.  I recommend going a half-size down!  Also, these babies are surprisingly comfy for 4 1/4 heels, ha.

My magenta Givenchy's new!  I found it at TJ Maxx Runway *pumps fist*  I freakin' love that store.  Who else shops at the Maxx?  Have you guys found any designer gems there?
A full body shot for you guys!
Bag:  Givenchy via TJ Maxx Runway
Shoes:  c/o Pink Basis (on sale for $16.99)
Dress:  c/o Charlotte Russe
Blazer:  H&M
Earrings:  c/o SoCal Gems ($18)


  1. Nice combination of colors:) Beauty bag:)

  2. Love your bag, and very cute the dress.

  3. Hello from Spain: fabulous blue dress. Great bag. Keep in touch

  4. You look so pretty dear! Love that blue, and that earings are amazing! ♡

    Isa M., Tic Tac Living

  5. great antigona, love the colour :)

  6. the earrings are to die for
    Keep in touch

  7. I like bright colors, but then I have trouble putting them together in an entire outfit. I normally shy away from bright oranges (other than bags and shoes).

    Meg of An Affair of Character

  8. Nice mix of colors, we like the klein for you.

  9. LOL I used the word springy in my last post thinking I was the first to use that term. I love bright colors especially during the winter because people have the habit of wearing greys and blacks as if the winter was dreary enough. I love how bold the blue is and your shoes are everythingg. You look fab. -

  10. Good outfit!i love,bag,dress ecc*.*

  11. Love that shade of blue on you! <3