Style Tip: How To Mix Colors in Your Outfit

When it comes to your outfit, your goal is to always look stylish. One way to achieve that goal is to mix colors.

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For example, as you can see in the guide I created for you, give your skirts and tops a style boost by mixing greens with purples. These colors are found next to each other on the color wheel.

You can make the following combos using the color wheel as your guide:

1. Colors directly next to each other (i.e. yellow and yellow-orange; yellow and yellow-green; violet and blue-violet, etc.)
2. Colors that form right (90 degree) angles with each other (i.e. yellow and red-orange; blue and violet-red; green and orange, etc.)
3. Colors directly across from each other (i.e. yellow and violet; blue and orange; red and green, etc.)
4. Colors that form a T (i.e. blue, orange, and violet-red; yellow, violet, and red-orange; yellow, blue-green, and red-orange, etc.)
5. Colors that form an X (i.e. blue, orange, violet-red, and yellow, violet, blue-green, and red-orange, etc.)

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Since brown is a neutral, it will go with virtually any color on the color wheel. I love to pair a chocolate brown with cobalt blue or fuchsia or bright red—such a fun and bold combo. Of course white, black, and the hues of blue found in denim are also neutrals that go with just about anything.

Colors that are a part of a “color family” also apply. So for instance, you can substitute pink with red and still be able to pull off the combos based on the color wheel (i.e. that blue and red form a right angle with each other like fuchsia and cobalt blue). Get it? Good.

As for accessories, you can go crazy with colored jewelry or belts, hats, bags, shoes, or scarves. When choosing jewelry, pair gold (or gold-toned) jewelry with your warm colored outfits. Warm colors have a yellow, gold, or orange undertone to them. Wear silver (or silver-toned) jewelry with your cool colored outfits. Cool colors have a blue or yellow undertone to them. Since colors are broken down by hue, temperature, intensity, and tone any single hue can be either warm or cool. Just look at the undertones.

You can also use the color wheel when coming up with color combinations for your makeup. It can help you decide which makeup color to wear so that you don’t match your eyeshadow with your outfit. Check out how Rihanna paired gorgeous purple eyeshadow with her red frock.

And there you go—a breakdown of how to use color combinations to spruce up your wardrobe. You’ll be looking more fab in no time.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below or write me. You can also find me online for a more personalized assistance.

Talk with you soon!

Jackie M.

 

Published by Jackie M.

Fashion stylist. Image consultant. Romance author. Entrepreneure.

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at the University of Stirling

E-M@G - Kim Charles & La Vie

L'art de vivre | Bien être | Spiritualité | Style de vie | Santé

The Mean Wardrobe

Fashion Portfolio by Meghna And Anudeep

Creating Your Style

Making Fashion Your Own

Mthokozisi Nyandeni Inspirations

Motivational,restoration and revival

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