3 Tips for How to Wear Color in Outfits This Summer + 20% OFF!

colorful summer outfits: orange dress + yellow tank + floral top

Huge thanks to Kohl’s and Collective Voice for sponsoring this post

Summer is a great time to have fun with colors! If you’ve wanted to incorporate more color into your outfits, today’s post is for you. I’m sharing three tips for how to wear color in outfits, and I’m partnering with Kohl’s and Collective Voice to do it!

I love how many options Kohl’s has! It’s really easy to find fun pieces that add style your outfits and keep them from being boring. Kohl’s carries clothes for everything, from athleisure to casual to work and special occasion wear. And, they have SUCH affordable pieces! Kohl’s also has a range of sizes, including straight, plus, petite, and tall options. It’s also easy to shop at Kohl’s with their curbside and in-store pickup and extended return window.

Right now, Kohl’s is offering 20% off until 6/25 with code TAKE20. I’ll highlight some pieces that you can add to make your summer outfits more fun and share three tips for how to wear color in outfits!

SIZING: I’m 5’6” and usually S/M or 6 in clothes and 8.5 to 9 in shoes.

 

3 Tips for How to Wear Color in Outfits: Kohl's orange dress + denim jacket + metallic sandals cool summer outfits: orange dress + denim jacket + metallic sandals easy summer outfits: orange dress + denim jacket + metallic sandals

1. Big and Bold
First, you can totally go for it with head to toe color! This dress has a cool shape with a seam under the bust that helps add waist definition and also add curves, as it contours the bust line. There is also a similarly shaped seam that attaches the bottom peplum. Those seams add curves and movement to the dress!

This dress is really comfortable with some stretch. It’s lined, so it’s on the thicker side. Just something to note as you consider whether it’s good for your climate. You can dress it down with flat sandals or dress it up with open-toe heeled sandals. It’s just $33.60 right now, and it comes in 4 colors and 1 print, which you can see HERE. I’m wearing a size S.

BTW, these sandals are really comfortable and go with lots of different outfits! (I’m wearing them in every outfit in this post!) And, they’re just $13.99 right now!!! They come in several colors, which you can see HERE.

Shop the Outfit:
Dress: c/o Kohl’s (exact—wearing size S)
Jacket: (similar)

Shoes: c/o Kohl’s (exact—wearing size 9 but should have gotten 8.5)

 

colorful summer outfit: Kohl's yellow top + denim shorts + metallic sandals colorful summer outfit: yellow tank + distressed denim shorts + metallic sandals + statement earrings colorful summer outfit: yellow top + denim shorts + metallic sandals + neutral earrings

2. Balance out color with a neutral counterpart.
If big and bold isn’t for you, pair a colored piece with a neutral piece. Here, I paired a colorful yellow top with neutral denim shorts. The neutral color tones down the colorful piece, allowing you to wear color in a subtler way.

This yellow tank is lightweight and is great for stylish, casual outfits. It’s a step up from a t-shirt but not as dressy as a blouse. You can wear this to the park with kids or to a low-key summer bbq! And, it’s ONLY $15.99!!! Such a good deal! It comes in 12 prints and solid colors in straight sizes, HERE. Find it in plus sizes HERE and in petite sizes HERE. I wear a size S.

These shorts are a great wardrobe staple! They are on the longer side with a 5″ inseam when rolled. Plus, they’re comfy with a bit of stretch! They come in this medium blue, a light blue, white, and black. And, they’re just $23.99 right now, which is such a great price for comfortable denim shorts! Check them out HERE. I wear a size 6.

Shop the Outfit:
Top: c/o Kohl’s (exact—wearing size S)
Shorts: c/o Kohl’s (exact—wearing size 6)
Shoes: c/o Kohl’s (exact—wearing size 9 but should have gotten 8.5)

 

3 Tips for How to Wear Color in Outfits: red and pink floral top + denim jeans + metallic sandals colorful summer outfit: Kohl's mustard and red floral top + denim jeans + metallic sandals colorful summer outfit: white and pink and red floral top + denim jeans + metallic sandals + blue purse colorful summer outfit: white and pink and red floral top + denim jeans + metallic sandals + blue vegan leather purse

3. Break up color by wearing prints.
Another tip for how to wear color in outfits is to wear colorful prints! Prints make outfits more interesting, and they help break up the colors. With prints, you can add more color at once, too!

This top is really pretty with both red and pink in it, and the colors are broken up by neutrals that are also in the print. It is made of a blousy material that you can dress up with slacks for work or dress down with jeans or chinos. It’s a really pretty top,, and it’s just $19.99 right now! It comes in 10 colors and prints. See them all HERE! I’m wearing a size S.

You can pair printed tops with other neutral bottoms, or make a statement by pairing them with bottoms that are the same color as one of the colors in the print.

Those are three tips for how to wear color in outfits this summer. You can incorporate colors in big and small ways—it’s totally up to you!

Shop the Outfit:
Top: c/o Kohl’s (exact–wearing size S)
Jeans: c/o Kohl’s Jeans: c/o Kohl’s (exact—wearing size 6 in “Renegade”)
Shoes: c/o Kohl’s (exact—wearing size 9 but should have gotten 8.5)
Bag: (similar)

More Colorful Summer Items for 20% Off!

I rounded up a few more colorful items to check out while they’re ON SALE! Scroll through the widget below to shop, and remember to use code TAKE20 to get 20% off until 6/25!


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