Ask The Mommy Stylist: How To Quickly and Easily Add Color To Your Wardrobe

By Kristin Hull

Photo courtesy of retailers
Photo courtesy of retailers

Dear Mommy Stylist,

I wear a lot of black. In fact, my closet is filled with black clothes. I’d like to wear more color but don’t have the budget to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe. How can I brighten things up without spending a fortune?


Dear Denise,

Have no fear! Your problem is easily solved – accessorize! Inexpensive accessories are everywhere. From Target to TJ Maxx, you’ll find scarves, jewelry, hats, handbags, shoes, jackets and more. And the best part is that these pieces can be utilized over and over with various outfits, dressy or casual. We’ve put together some examples in the photo above. So next time you’re feeling blah in black, dig into your new bag of colorful tricks for a pop of color that will put a spring in your step.

  1. Coral Colourblock Flats ($44/Dorothy Perkins)

  2. Nine West Immunity Wedges ($79/Zappos – free shipping both ways!)

  3. Endzone Orange Gingham Headband ($20/High Cotton)

  4. Studded Enamel Cuff Watch ($12.99/Charlotte Russe)

  5. Treasured Friend Necklace ($29.99/Modcloth – free shipping both ways!)

  6. Blue Perforated Duffle Cross Body (sale $35, reg. $49/Dorothy Perkins)

  7. Sasha Samba Belt ($15.99/Modcloth – free shipping both ways!)

  8. Mossimo Sateen Blazer ($34.99/Target)

  9. Xhiliration Star Print Scarf ($14.99/Target)

  10. Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips ($4.99/Ulta)

  11. Olivia + Joy Tracker Satchel ($59.95/DSW)

  12. La Mer Watch with Layer Wrap ($39.99/Target)

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