Quick Style Tip: Don't be afraid of color

So often while shopping, we find ourselves playing it safe and sticking to safe colors. While I recommend building your wardrobe up with more basic and versatile colors first, every once in a while I find it refreshing to throw a pop of color into my wardrobe that I don't quite know what to do with at first. Below the dark teal pants are my example of a more unique color 

 Pants: Brooks Brothers Red Fleece, Shirt: Brooks Brothers, Blazer: Banana Republic, Tie: Jcrew, Shoes: Johnston & Murphy, Pocket Square: bows-n-ties.com. Glasses: Burberry, Belt: Ralph Lauren 

Pants: Brooks Brothers Red Fleece, Shirt: Brooks Brothers, Blazer: Banana Republic, Tie: Jcrew, Shoes: Johnston & Murphy, Pocket Square: bows-n-ties.com. Glasses: Burberry, Belt: Ralph Lauren 

To be quite honest, I bought these pants about a few months ago and they have really rather puzzled me until this past weekend. When trying to put an outfit together with a more unique color, try throwing in more basic and neutral colors to go with it. The white shirt, and solid navy knit tie go with practically anything. The same goes for the grey textured blazer. These pants could very easily be replaced by navy, or khaki pants, and if you don't own already own both buy those first. 

 Pants: Brooks Brothers Red Fleece, Shirt: Brooks Brothers, Blazer: Banana Republic, Tie: Jcrew, Shoes: Johnston & Murphy, Pocket Square: bows-n-ties.com. Glasses: Burberry, Belt: Ralph Lauren 

Pants: Brooks Brothers Red Fleece, Shirt: Brooks Brothers, Blazer: Banana Republic, Tie: Jcrew, Shoes: Johnston & Murphy, Pocket Square: bows-n-ties.com. Glasses: Burberry, Belt: Ralph Lauren 

Bottom Line: Personal style is something that is developed over a period of time. When you have a solid collection of pieces the next step is integrating colors that are more unique. While they are less versatile if paired correctly they can go toward creating a fantastic outfit that is going to really stand out.