How to add color to your tall wardrobe

Springtime is here! This is my favorite season and I love all the colorful clothes in the spring. But am I the only one that finds it hard to find colorful tall clothing? I recently wondered why my clothes consists of mostly black, grey and white…oh right, that is what I can find in tall sizes most the time!

Over the many years of my life, I have learned many ways to add color to my drabby dark clothes. Today, I am going to share three methods that I use to add pops of color to my tall wardrobe.


My favorite way to add color is to include a scarf in my outfit. I love scarves so you will hear me talk about them a lot! Since scarves have no size limit, I use them often to brighten up my clothes. Even if you have just a black dress or skirt you can see below the how much of an impact the scarf makes.

Below is a black dress that I added some spring color to it by adding a scarf that includes multiple color patterns but mostly includes pinks and blues.

Below is another option I use. This green scarf is a lot of fun. I actually bought it from target about four years ago and I never seem to get tired of it. I used it here to add some color to my navy blue pants and a white jacket.


Shoes is another great way to add color to your wardrobe. Try to stay clear of black shoes and go with shoes that add a pop of color to your outfit. Of course, if your outfit is full of color such as a hot pink then a black shoe would go perfectly in that situation. However, if I had an awesome hot pink outfit then I probably wouldn’t be writing this blog in the first place. In the spring time you can dress up your black, grey, navy blue or white clothes with pink, yellow, blue or green shoes. Below is an outfit that I created that I use bright yellow shoes to add that “pop” to the outfit.

Yellow shoes


I remember when I was in my early twenties, I would always purchase black handbags because I thought they were a great neutral. The problem with black handbags are that they are so boring. Today, handbags come in a wide variety of colors that make it fun to dress up your outfit with. Below is a picture that I use all three items: scarf, shoes and a handbag to dress up an otherwise boring black skirt and white blouse. One thing that you want to avoid is matching your handbag with your shoes. Instead, you want to coordinate them. I chose this handbag to go with the minty-green in the scarf. Plus, the pink shoes goes with the minty-green and is also included in the scarf. Add some gold earrings and a bracelet and you will rock this look!

Spring Scarf
Below I show some a variety of scarves, shoes and handbags. Take a look at them and think about how you can incorporate them into your wardrobe to add a flare of spring to it!

Spring Accessories

Shop the Look

Faliero sarti scarf
$125 –

Pam Weinstock London patterned scarve
$135 –

Nordstrom silk shawl

Disclaimer: I did not personally try any of the items listed under shop the look nor did I get paid any commissions for any of the items listed in this blog.

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