As you build your wardrobe, it’s common to look for clothing that you can mix and match to your heart’s content. Neutrals like black, white, navy and brown are great choices as they pair well together, and can be dressed up or down with the right pop of color. Here’s how you can take your outfit from zero to 60 with the addition of the year’s best hues:

Make a statement

There’s a time and place for classic unique fashion jewelry. Delicate pieces are perfect for layering, especially when you’re pairing them with statement items like chunky, multi strand necklaces and colorful bangles. Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box when adding jewelry to your more neutral, black-and-white looks. A statement necklace in a bright color can transition your look from business casual to tropical chic when mixed with stand-out fashion earrings and other colorful accessories in complementary tones.

“Cinch your middle section with a bold option.”

Cinch with style

Everyone loves a little black dress. While a classic metallic or neutral belt helps you define your waist while still looking work-appropriate, a more colorful option will help you transition the look from day to night. Cinch your middle section with a bold option. If you find a belt in a zesty yellow-green shade, nab it! That’s Pantone’s 2017 color of the year and you can’t go wrong with any accessories in this color.

 

Experiment with scarves

No matter what the season, incorporating a scarf element to your look will always be on trend. You have numerous options when it comes to this accessory. In the cooler months, wear a longer, infinity style or tie an ascot around your neck to add a little flavor to a crisp button-down. For those warmer days, use fashion scarves to tie your hair back – use the item either as a headband or a ponytail holder.

Pattern is a plus

You don’t have to limit yourself to flashy colors to make a neutral look really pop. If you’re looking for another striking option, patterned accessories are also eye-catching. Try animal print shoes or a handbag in a fun print to add a unique touch to your outfit.

Fashion fearlessness comes in all shapes, sizes and shades. You can easily make a neutral wardrobe stand out by incorporating colorful or patterned accessories. Mix and match as you see fit, and you’ll leave a lasting impression.