Slowly segue into color
If you’re most comfortable in winter’s blacks and grays, no need to jump right in to bright spring colors. Start by adding a bright accessory in a color that you love, then add a few more pieces in that same color as it gets deeper into spring, says Dina Scherer, wardrobe stylist and owner of Modnitsa Styling. “Working with a monochromatic scheme can add elegance without the danger of not mixing the right colors together,” she says. “It allows you to play with color but still wear neutrals.” Once you get used to a more colorful look, start playing around with complementary combinations, like brown and blue, or red and green to make a bigger statement, she says. Find out what your outfit color says about you.
Try a bright bottom
Ready to take the plunge into color? Instead of starting with a bright top, pull on a colored pant or skirt, suggests Lauren Rothman, fashion stylist and author of Style Bible: What to Wear to Work. “Whether it’s ballet pink or fuchsia, doing that color on the bottom is edgier—a little more unexpected,” she says. Pair it with black boots and tights while you transition into spring. Don’t miss these surprising ways clothes can change your mood.