By Tina Ann deSouza
Times have changed and men have the luxury of choosing all kinds of styles, fabrics and fits. A man who knows how to wear colour well can really turn heads. Men shouldn't be afraid of colour, but should embrace it instead. Experiment is the key, even if it is just a shirt or a belt! Men, go ahead and have fun with colour, it is not that tricky and intimidating once you know.
Complement your colour
When selecting a colour, pay attention to your skin tone. The darker your skin tone, the brighter the colour you can get away with. Those with very pale skin should choose lighter to more medium hues.
Use colour to accessorise
Coloured accessories are a perfect way to show your playful side. A brightly coloured belt is a fast, inexpensive and easy way to enhance all your existing outfits. Pair the belt with jeans and a white button-down shirt for a casual look during the day.
Colour blocking is a very simple idea to execute. This involves combining various blocks of colour with other colours. The question is: Can you pull it off? You can. Be open to pairing, say, a sun-faded orange tee with rusty brown beach pants. It's a refreshing change from your standard blue jeans.
Keep it all in the family
Don’t be afraid to wear two coloured pieces at once; just remember to keep them in the same colour family. For example, wearing a printed shirt with a solid-coloured tie that picks up your shirt’s colour goes a long way in showing others that you know what you're doing.
French blue is always a good choice
French blue, which is a rich medium blue, is a flattering colour for most skin tones. This sumptuous hue looks great on shirt.
Stay away from loud patterns
They are distracting and ultimately not very appealing good. If it was ever in, it was in the eighties, but we've thankfully moved on.
Take a look around you
If you are baffled about how to incorporate more colour into your wardrobe, take a look around you. Look at ads and store displays, your favourite personalities and take a cue from their refreshing styles. In the end, pick what makes you feel comfortable.
So men liven up your wardrobe from the basic black, gray and the occasional khaki-coloured neutral. Although colour coordination can be tricky and intimidating, a few splashes here and there will update all the clothes you already own and ensure that you stand stylishly apart from the crowd.