Must Do: Color by UNIQLO
Black and white, brown and tan; these are the hues that most of us naturally gravitate to. Their neutrality works with almost every piece of the wardrobe, and their muted tones ensure a consistent outcome of polished and put together. However, what if we took chances with color by adding a pop of bright here or a strip of saturation there? With a vast range of classic must-haves that are both chic and comfortable, UNIQLO is not only an expert in the essentials, but a connoisseur of color. If you take a close look, it’s the brand’s dive into an array of hues that elevate each and every piece from basic to extraordinary. From the aforementioned neutrals no closet can do without to vivacious brights that stand out in a crowd, this season brings a burst of gorgeous shades ready and waiting for you.
Blue and black bottoms are a standard in every woman’s wardrobe. From a dark pair of Ultra Stretch Denim to the regality of jet-black Velvet Slim Pants, what we wear on the bottom grounds the rest of the look. It’s here that rich color easily comes into play. The clean and crisp lines of a classic Oxford Shirt in a gently vivid hue is the ideal compliment to a Cashmere V Neck Sweater in the same shade, only brighter. (Think pastel blue under navy blue, pale pink paired with hot pink, or light and lemony yellow layered under canary.)
A preppy look in expected neutrals is quite the norm. Khaki, navy and white ring true when it comes to this style. However, by dialing up the color wheel on a few components, this classic look is given new life. The tailored lines of a seasonal Flannel Check Shirt are immediately transformed when doused in deep pink. Bring it down by layering it under a navy Wool Blended Flannel Blazer (a closet must), a casual-cool gray Urban Sweat Skirt in gray, and to bring back the color, cozy Heattech Knitted Tights in fire engine red are a showstopper. Colorful? Yes. Urban-chic? Without a doubt. Simple nude or chocolate brown booties are a final, albeit necessary touch.
Simple pieces on their own offer boundless ways to expand your color palette. From tee-style tops including UNIQLO’s standout Graphic Tees that span the color (and pattern) wheel, to the classic cuts and rainbow shades of both the Pure Blue Japan Stripe Crew Neck ¾ Sleeve Length T and Supima Cotton Crew Neck Long Sleeve T-Shirt, it’s hard to stay solely in neutral territory. Even when it comes to outerwear, UNIQLO knows no bounds. Slip into the warmth of the Wool Blended Duffle Coat in fall-perfect burnt orange; be cozy in the Fleece Full Zip Jacket in island-blue chic and feel light as air, yet regal in purple in the Ultra Light Down Parka.
So, come and take a spin this season on the color wheel with all of these picks and more at UNIQLO!This is a paid partnership between uniqlo and Philadelphia Magazine's City/Studio