Add a Pop of Color to Your Neutral Attire

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Wearing neutrals together is an easy and convenient way to dress, as this does not require too much planning. However, while neutrals are great, adding a pop of color to your outfit can really help to brighten it up and give it that extra special edge.

Bold Shoes
While you likely already own plenty of neutral colored shoes, investing in a couple of pairs of bright and bold footwear is always worthwhile. Since you are going to be pairing them with neutrals, the colors that you go for do not matter too much, as just about any bright color will match, so go for a shade that makes you feel confident and sexy.

A Bright Jacket
With the colder months quickly approaching, it is time to bring out all of your coats and jackets that you stored away for the summer. If you own a brightly colored jacket or coat, this is a great way to add a pop of color to your outfit, and, since it is just outerwear, it means that you will not have to wear that color throughout the day, and can remove it whenever you need to. If your outfit is predominantly black and white, cool colors, or even neons and hot pinks, look great with this, while warmer neutrals tend to work best with rich, jewel tones.

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A Printed Scarf
Scarves are a fantastic way to add some color, as well as pattern, to your outfit, and because of how versatile they are, they can be worn in so many different ways. Whether you wear it as a sash, a headband, around your neck, or as a pocket square, position your scarf in a location that you want to draw the eye to, as the scarf will create a great focal point. Do not be afraid to opt for vibrant prints either, as printed scarves are perfect for adding multiple colors to an outfit.

A Bright Belt
Belts are not only perfect for accentuating the waist, but can also add a burst of color to your outfit, especially if this is the only colorful item that you are wearing. When it comes to color combinations, there are many classic pairings that work brilliantly when it comes to belts, such as a red belt on a black dress, or an electric blue belt on a grey outfit.

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Striking Jewellery
Neutral clothing provides a beautifully clean background to showcase striking jewellery shades, making this a fun and interesting way to add some color to your outfit. A necklace is the easiest way to go, and you could even opt for multiple necklace strands, each featuring a different color.

Outfits that consist of neutral colors are clean and sophisticated, but adding a pop of color does give them a bit more personality. Whether you opt for some bold red shoes or a vibrant printed scarf, do not be afraid to experiment with your outfits and accessories, as you will no doubt come up with some combinations that you love.

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Non-Traditional Wedding Dresses

While many may think that the traditional white wedding dress has been around for centuries, it actually only became popular about 160 years ago, thanks to Queen Victoria’s preference for lace and pristine white. Before this, women would walk down the aisle in just about every color and style under the sun, and many of today’s brides are quite similar, shedding the white gown for a dress that better represents their individuality.

Hi-lo wedding dress

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Hi-Low Dress
A hi-low dress is a great way to show off your legs, while still wearing a dress that features a more traditional shape, if you so desire. This is a great option for the warmer, summer months, when a full skirt might be too hot and restrictive, and with so many different styles out there, you will have quite the choice when it comes to deciding just how much leg you want to bare.

Fashion Forward
Opting for an avant-garde wedding dress is a way to still be able to wear white, but without looking at all clichéd. The wedding gowns from Oscar de la Renta all feature a touch of whimsy, while the Alexander McQueen wedding dresses are all unique in their own way.

Pink wedding dress

A Pop of Color
For those that still want white to be the main color of their wedding dress, there is no reason why you cannot add a pop of another color to your gown, which will set off the white even more. For something quite subtle, opt for a pale pastel shade on a full skirt, such as a mint green or a pale yellow. If you want a bolder and brighter burst of color, a dip-dyed dress will most definitely stand out.

Printed Dresses
Printed wedding dresses are becoming increasingly popular, and are a great way to show off your personality. The navy printed wedding dress from Francesca Miranda features delicate blue flowers on the full skirt, while the floral printed gown from Lover features a romantic but unexpected color palette, with the likes of deep magenta, gray and burnt orange.

Audrey Hepburn inspired wedding dress

Inspiration from Fashion Icons
When it comes to acquiring inspiration for non-traditional wedding dresses, there is no better place to look than at some of the fashion icons from the past. Elizabeth Taylor was always loved for her immaculate style, and, when she first married Richard Burton, wore a canary yellow gown to the ceremony, along with a large floral headdress, and pulled it off beautifully. Similarly, Audrey Hepburn also broke away from the norm in her second wedding, when she sported a headscarf, short dress and pumps, paving the way for all of those leg-baring wedding dresses that are becoming more and more popular today.

Your wedding day is a day that you will remember and cherish for the rest of your life, so it only makes sense to opt for a dress that truly reflects who you are. Whether this means adding a touch of color, or going with a bold and vibrant print, take your time when it comes to exploring your options, and pick a dress that is able to match with your personality.

Switch Up Your Wardrobe to Look Younger

Keeping the signs of aging at bay is what most people strive to achieve as they age, investing in a myriad of treatments and anti-aging promises from various companies. While those may be great in the long term, there is a much easier way to instantly shave years off your age – making a few adjustments to the way in which you dress. Today, OROGOLD has some great ways to switch up your wardrobe to help you to look as young as possible.

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Bold Colors
As women age, many tend to fall into the trap of wearing dull colors, but this will only age you even more. Incorporating bright colors into your outfit will give you a pop of color and instantly give you a more youthful aura. If this is something that you are not used to doing, try it with your accessories first, wearing a brightly colored scarf to liven up your outfit. When it comes to neutral colors, you don’t necessarily need to avoid these, but instead, just pick them more carefully. While a beige can immediately wash some people out, richer, more luxurious shades, such as toffee, caramel and cream, will make your outfit look more expensive, and give a slight glow to your skin.

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A Good Bra Can Change Everything
A bra that fits you correctly, in the best way possible, can instantly make you look younger as well as slimmer. As you age, you will start to need extra support, which is why OROGOLD advises that you regularly have yourself fitted for a new bra, at least once a year, and buy a new one every six months. When you first buy a bra, the clasp should be on the loosest hook, and as the bra stretches, which they all do, you will be able to make it tighter. Once the clasp is on the tightest hook, then it is time to invest in a new bra.

Woman wearing a skirt.

Pay Attention to the Length of Your Skirt
While your own figure should determine the type of skirt that you wear, it is important to make sure that you pay careful attention to the hemline. Skirts that are too long will make you look wide and frumpy, and the wrong length can immediately make your legs seem much shorter. When choosing the length of a skirt, OROGOLD advises that you first identify the slimmest point of your knee – either right above it, in the middle of it, or right below it. This point is where your hemline should fall to. Don’t be afraid of anything fitting either, as this will help to show off your curves rather than hide them, streamlining your shape. A form-fitting pencil skirt that hits just below the knee is not only stylish and modern, but also flattering on most body shapes.

Keeping your wardrobe up to date while ensuring that each garment is able to make you look younger can be tricky. However, once you start to get the hang of picking out clothes that flatter you in the best way possible, this will soon become second nature to you and you won’t need to think twice about it, and will simply always be looking absolutely fabulous!