Many people are wary of wearing bright colours; this is especially the case for men. There is little doubt that the majority of guys tend to prefer more sober colours, such as black, brown and grey. If this applies to you then you could be missing out on having fun with your outfits as well as catching the right sort of attention.
Of course, it’s also possible to get the kind of attention you do not want, if you use colour in the wrong way. You want people to be impressed by the way you look. You do not want to look like a walking rainbow, or a cousin of Coco the Clown. Let’s take a look at some of the things you need to think about if you are looking at adding a little colour to your wardrobe.
Do not overdo it
This is probably one of the most important rules to remember, when it comes to wearing bright colours. The worst thing you can do is wear an array of colour across all aspects of your outfit; this is not a good look. It’s all about making a statement with a splash of colour.
If you are wearing a black or navy suit then why not pair it with a bright coloured shirt. If your look is more casual you may want to wear a pair of jeans paired with a red or yellow t-shirt. You can complete the look with a plain coloured jacket. Alternatively, you may want to opt for a more sober coloured t-shirt and add colour with a bright hoodie.
The overall effect should be to create a more individual and brighter look without it being to jarring on the eye for other people. After all, if you have just been spending your hard earned cash shopping at Debenhams or Menlook you want to create the right impression.
What does the colour you choose mean?
The most important thing, when you are choosing bright colours to wear, is to opt for a shade that suits you. If you do not trust your own judgement you may want to ask around friends or family members who you can trust to be honest with you. You may also want to think about what different colours tend to say to people.
Red – Red is a stand out colour and the one that can be seen from furthest away. If you wear red you tend to exude an air of confidence. This is hardly surprising when you hear the comments of many experts who believe that the power of red is the reason so many football teams that wear red are successful.
Yellow – Yellow is an optimistic colour. This makes it a good choice if you want to add a bright splash to an outfit. That being said, you need to be careful about the shade of yellow you choose. You do not want people to need sunglasses if they want to look at you.
Pink – Pink can be a contentious colour when it comes to men’s fashion. It tends to be a love it or loathe it shade. The good thing about pink is that it can be a calming colour.
Green – You may not realise is but green is a colour which is associated with peace and generosity. That is a good combination and if the colour happens to go with your eyes too, that is an added bonus.
Purple – Purple is a colour that is often associated with royalty so it tends to exude an air of prosperity and sophistication. Purple can also be a good choice for any man who is new to wearing dark colours. It tends to no be quite as bright, and potentially daunting as other choices could be.
Starting with accessories
If you do not feel confident enough to wear brigthtly coloured clothing, or you really do not think it’s your thing, you can still add a splash of colour to your outfits. There are plenty of bright coloured accessories around for you to buy. You may want to opt for a patterned tie, or an eye catching item of jewellery, such as a watch that makes a statement.
During the colder months you can also wear bright scarves and hats. Why not also try wearing some brightly coloured Vans on your feet to complete the affect.
The great thing about accessories is that they provide you with the opportunity to express yourself with colour without taking the step of wearing bright coloured clothing. You never know, you might love the more colourful you and want to make use of some of our clothing tips too.
Hopefully, you have been inspired by our guide on how to wear bright colours without looking gaudy and brash. Bright colours may not be for everyone but you will not know unless you give them a try.