For an easy modification, start with a monochromatic outfit and bring in other colors with accessories. I added a bright pink scarf and blue belt to a jewel-tone dress. Note that the pieces can be patterned as long as one color stands out, like the pink in my scarf. Unless your shoes are one of your colorful accessories, a neutral pair will polish off the look. (Dress, Merona, from Target; shoes, Predictions, from Payless; scarf and belt, unknown.)
For another easy modification, substitute bright white for one of the pops of color. I don't own shorts in a bubblegum color, so I put white shorts with a purple shirt and pink flip flops. I still got a bright look, but I didn't need to go shopping! To accessorize, choose colors that match your outfit for a streamlined appearance. (Shirt, lace-trim cami, and shorts, Charlotte Russe; flip flops, Old Navy; bracelet, KappAhl.)
What bright outfits did you fashion from your closet?
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