Some of us have a real thing with color, as in, we鈥檙e afraid of it and don鈥檛 know what the heck to do with it. And maybe color just isn鈥檛 your thing and you鈥檙e totally okay with it (more power to you!), but for anyone that wants to shift their wardrobe away from a color palette of pastels and neutrals, or just plain figure out what to do with all those colorful pieces hiding in the back of your closet 鈥 this one鈥檚 for you. These 13 ladies know a thing about style, including how to rock a little color and totally own it. Start taking notes; we鈥檙e about to break it all down.


1. A Bright Bag: If you want to work in a little color without going big, a brightly hued accessory is the way to go. Start out with pieces like a funky clutch, statement jewelry or a bomb set of heels 鈥 small touches that make a big impact. And later, when you鈥檙e feeling more confident, graduate to bigger, more prominent pieces (think your day-to-day must-haves) like your work tote or trench. (via Daria Daria)


2. Vibrant Details: Leandra Medine knows how to keep it real and is no stranger to flashy getups. The ManRepeller shows that even a minimal amount of color, when paired with neutrals, can go a long way without taking your look over the top. All it takes a colorful accoutrement or two. (via Harper鈥檚 Bazaar)


3. Flashy Kicks: Shoes are arguably one of the most important elements of an outfit, and if you鈥檙e looking to spruce up your ensemble, this is an easy place to start. Neon heels or fiery red booties offer some serious wow-factor, but won鈥檛 steal the show. (via @sarah_nait)


4. Wild Prints + Ladylike Separates: Flirty, feminine silhouettes like A-line midi skirts or a fit-and-flare dress balance out bold hues and wild prints for a look that鈥檚 playful, edgy and far from boring. (via @ashleynii)


5. Bold Outerwear: For those days when a coat or jacket is deemed necessary, you need a fabulous style that鈥檚 just as show-stopping as what you鈥檙e rockin鈥 underneath. Choose outwear that packs a punch, whether you dig a sunny shade of lemon yellow or a punchy purple hue. (via Lovely Pepa)


6. Statement Sweaters: If we learned anything this season, it鈥檚 that sweaters are now a serious fashion statement, whether you go crazy chunky or 鈥90s chic with a fitted turtleneck. Forget cream-colored cable knits and embrace brilliant blues, unexpected greens and pronounced pinks. Bonus points for colorful, textured extras. (via Stockholm Street Style)


7. A Showy Suit: Sonya Karamazova proves that workwear doesn鈥檛 have to be boring. Ditch your those black and gray threads for something that really packs a punch. Call us crazy, but we think this shade of siren red just screams #girlboss. (via @sonyakaramazova)


8. Pops of Color: If you鈥檙e afraid of being overpowered by your getup, layer on a neutral-colored topper to break things up. (via Atlantic Pacific)


9. Grounding Pieces + High-Impact聽Hues: A gray top keeps Ranti Onayemi鈥檚 look grounded, allowing her to play with multiple high-impact hues. (That neon skirt is totally nailing it!) (via @rantiinreview)


10. Tinted Trousers: Color doesn鈥檛 have to be in your face. These mustard yellow pants have a more muted tone, but they still bring the sartorial heat. These make a killer base for a 9-to-5 look; just add a polished top and sleek coat and you鈥檙e ready to go. (via The Locals)


11. Elevated Cocktail Dress: Kiss that LBD goodbye. Shake up dinner and drinks with a sassy red frock or an equally as eye-catching jumpsuit in a floral green print. (via Manfattan)

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12. Monochromatic Color: Go big, or go home. Rock that color from head to toe (literally). To keep things interesting, like Rosie here, use multiple shades in order to break things up and add dimension. (via At Fashion Forte)


13. Vivid聽Vacation Essentials: Not comfortable embracing color in your natural habitat? Save your fun, cheerful pieces for vacation. Because black at the beach is just so blas茅. (via @jessannkirby)

What鈥檚 your favorite way to play with color? Tell us in the comments!