How to Be Colourful

So you need a bit of colour into your life? Doesn't everybody? Being colourful is quite easy for the average teenager that has almost no worries in their life, but if you have been dressing in dark clothes for most of your days, maybe you should be starting into this slowly.

Here's a guide on how to have just enough flash and color in your wardrobe.


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    Change your personality. I don't mean completely change yourself so you act as if you never were who you are. Just start smiling a lot and laugh. Talk to people and try to avoid arguments, bad language or people that make you upset. Hang around with your friends and be the cheery one in your group. Don't overdo it though! Someone CAN be too cheerful and you can get on people's nerves. You might start losing friends faster than you're getting them. If your personality is already quite quirky and happy, you don't need to worry about this step.
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    Get some colourful clothes. Op shops are probably the best for this step. They're cheap, simple and you'll find almost everything you need in there. You can go looking in other shops or look through your wardrobe.
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    Decide how colourful you want to be. You might not be that into colours and you just want to add a tad of colour into your fashion style. You might want to go all out in your colours and absolutely explode with colours. You might want to be a bit in between. Anything is fine. Here's a few ideas:
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    Just a little bit of colour added: Maybe just find colourful scarves, bangles, necklaces, hats and shoes. Bags, glasses, belts, make-up and nail polish (most likely for girls).
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    In the middle: A colourful T-shirt, hats and shoes are still an open option. Tone it down with some jeans or wear a black or grey long-sleeved shirt underneath your shirt.
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    Going all out: Is exactly what it comes down to. Colourful shirts, pants, belts, shoes, hats, gloves, glasses, make-up, long socks or jackets. Go crazy!!
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    Jazz up your style a little bit. Maybe cut tear marks into your T-shirt and wear it over another shirt. Get yourself a pair of Converses (All Stars/Chuck Taylor shoes)which are ALWAYS a good fashion statement. Knit yourself a bright scarf. Dye your jeans. Wear bright nail polish or eye make-up. Add badges and jewelry to your outfits. Anything you can think of editing slightly, try it out! Have fun with it!
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    Be confident! If you're shying away wearing all those bright colours and bazaar accessories, it won't look quite right. Try adding a spring into your step, wipe a smile across your face and laugh out loud.
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    Get out there and have fun with your new style!


  • If you're looking for a bit of a visual reference, a lot of the Japanese fashions are a great example for the colours. (try searching; Decora, Visual Kei...go for a bit of a look around)
  • Swiping on a coat of white polish before you paint your nails will make the color appear brighter.
  • Having your hair different can help. Get a hair-cut, short and choppy, long with curls, dye it, try something new.


  • Go slowly with the colour change, especially if it's an entirely new look for you. Try adding accessories (eg. hats, socks, undershirts, bags and jewelry) and then move up to the fuller stuff.
  • Don't be too cheery. It can get annoying sometimes.

Things You'll Need

  • Bright clothes
  • a good personality
  • Make-up and/or nail polish (optional)
  • a smile and a good laugh

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