Weekly, I'm sharing the best tips from my readers. This week is Santina of Style By Santina. Have you checked out her amazing style yet? Read on for her best tips. --Elle
From monochromatic looks begging for an extra somethin’ somethin’ to looks already drenched in color but ready for more, I’m not one to shy away from adding a pop of color. My tendency to add color to nearly any look has been noted over and over again in comments (thanks, I love hearing what you think!) since the start of Style by Santina, so when Elle sent out a call for guest posts highlighting fashion or beauty tips, I thought I’d share how to easily add color to a look with as little as one item from your closet. A quick dissection of my style would reveal three main ways I add color to my looks: bags, shoes and scarves.
In my opinion, nothing adds instant style to a look better than a fabulous bag. While I have my fair share of what most consider neutral, everyday bags (think: a black patent bag in a classic shape), those aren’t the ones I reach for most. I much prefer poppy, blue, and every color in between…extra points for bold patterns. There’s just something about a basic outfit paired with an attention-grabbing bag that’s so chic to me.
Bags by: H&M // Coach // Marc by Marc Jacobs
Craving some colorful arm candy? Feast your eyes on these beauties:
There’s no denying my shoe addiction. Sometimes I really can’t control myself: I see ‘em, I love ‘em, I buy ‘em. Of course, my love for color doesn’t mean that I don’t have more pairs of black heels than I’d like to admit, but I don’t discriminate. There is no color unwelcome in my closet…well maybe except for brown, but you’ll even find a bit of that in there. Heels, wedges, ballet flats, oxfords – any style in a bold color will brighten up your look (and your day, if you’re anything like me)!
Shoes by: Pour la Victoire // Coach // Marc by Marc Jacobs
Pining for some playful footwear? These should tickle your fancy:
The inclusion of scarves in my wardrobe happened without much thought. I didn’t set out one day to buy scarves, but I’d be lying if I said my collection hasn’t steadily grown. I find a casual elegance in draping scarves around my neck, and there’s something so irresistibly effortless about tying one around a favorite bag. Despite how I wear them, scarves are definitely an easy way to inject some color into any look, any time of year.
Scarves by: BCBG Max Azria, Zac Posen for Target, H&M
Scouring for scarves? Slip one of these around your neck (or waist...or bag):
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