Create a column of colour by combining a top and bottom in the same or similar solid colour. Use any solid colour in any fabric. The low-contrast pairing has the visual effect of emphasizing the vertical. Dark columns of colour are the most common.
Dresses, jumpsuits, rompers are ready-to-go columns of colour. Add a patterned scarf for an easy outfit. A column of colour can make hard-to-style jackets, coats and cardigans instantly wearable. And they can elongate outfit proportions without heels.
Stylish dressing is not about creating outfits that are elongating or slimming. But sometimes the column of colour’s simple, lean line hits just the right note, making you feel attractive and comfortable. It’s also fast and easy to pull together.