Old Navy faux-leather jacket, Rare dress, Modekungen clutch, Amrita Singh bracelet.
Why this outfit works: Spice up a little black dress with colorful accents. Because black is a neutral, it is simple to add color. Any color shoe would work here. Because the green clutch has blue undertones, it goes well with the blue accessories. A tough jacket contrasts the femininity of the rest of the ensemble.
Mark blazer, Topshop dress, 3.1 Phillip Lim satchel, Kate Spade necklace.
Why this outfit works: Heels like these add a nice touch of personality and color to a neutral, relatively conservative outfit for the workplace.
Why this outfit works: This is a subtle example of color blocking (the red cardigan and the blue heels). The colors don't clash because they are separated by a pair of ordinary jeans, which serve as a neutral. The top is good in this outfit because its colors are in the same family as the cardigan, so the two go well together. The bag is a neutral. This outfit has a lot going on, so it requires the bare minimum of jewelry. I added a subtle gold pendant necklace.
Shoes are a great mechanism with which to add color to an outfit. To experiment with colorful shoes, try buying a pair in a conventional silhouette, so the color is the main attraction. Topshop and ASOS have some great options. Try it out!