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Finding Your Pop Of Color, For Those Addicted To Neutrals

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When I went home for the holidays this year, some of my mom's first words to me were, "You need more color in your wardrobe."

Flash forward to Christmas Day. Wrapping paper colorfully littered our living room floor as I sat in a pile of pretty new things, all of which were black and nude. My mom shrugged and replied, "Well, I wanted you to like them!" She knows me well. If it's black and has some interesting texture combination going on, I probably own it (suede & leather boots, anyone?).

But that doesn't mean I don't need a pop of color in my life! Here are some fun ways to find that flare, even for those a bit addicted to neutrals.

Lip Envy

I'm not usually the girl who makes small talk in the elevator or grocery line. But I make an exception when I see a bright, bold lipstick color being fiercely pulled off. Everyone will have a different definition of bold, and that's totally okay. If you're not used to wearing lipstick, try something light but matte, or something bright but sheer.

Nail Armor

Our nails make up such a small percentage of surface area on our bodies, but they spend a lot of time on the frontlines. While we type, pick up our wine glasses, or reach for the check, they're bound to be noticed as a sparkly shade of teal or classic hue of red.

Bag Lady

Everyone can use some colorful arm candy. The nice thing about purses is that they're entirely separate from your body. No unzipping or makeup remover necessary. Unhappy with that purple clutch? Put it down. Step away. Pick another.

Feet Feats

Shoes can be a really fun way to add a pop of color to your wardrobe. Slip on some yellow espadrilles with that simple white sundress, and voila. You're walking on sunshine.

Under Where?

And then there are the days when you're not going to want to mess with the perfect black on black on black thing you have going on. Those are the days you'll find me in my lacy fuschia underwear. Because honestly, why not? I still look chic as hell on the outside.