Bag in photo: My favorite Michael Kors (very similar style here)
Happy Tuesday, beautiful friends!
You all know how much I love wearing color, so I wanted to share some simple tips you can keep in mind when creating your own colorful pairings. Especially since I've heard some of you mention how you tend to shy away from color because it can be a bit of a challenge, when trying to combine different colors together in one look, without it being too much. Of course the more color you wear, the more of a statement your outfit will be, drawing eyes on you! With that, we want to make sure that the colors blend nicely, which is actually not that hard to do, so let's get into it, shall we?!
1. TRY MONOCHROME OR THE OMBRÉ CONCEPT
A very easy way to wear a colorful pairing is to work with one color and various shades or hues of it. You can start with a darker shade of purple, say for instance plum and then finish the look with shoes of a lilac color or vice versa; this is called an ombré effect. Do keep in mind that the lightest color will highlight the area it's worn, so wear it in an area that you feel most confident!
2. USE THE COLOR WHEEL AS A GUIDE
A couple of years ago, I did a blog post breaking down the color wheel (read here). This is such a great visual to give an idea as to which colors naturally work best together. You can definitely mix up the hues, they don't have to all be within the same hue, like only pastels or earth tones paired together. You can wear a cobalt blazer with a sorbet orange shoe or bag, for instance, and it would look great! PS: Colors opposite the wheel make for a bolder statement ;)
3. USE A PRINTED PIECE AS A GUIDE
Often times printed pieces, either clothing or decor, have been well thought out in terms of the color palette. So, I say take a good look around your closet and house and start to observe the different colors combined in the patterns you see. Then, begin pulling pieces out of your wardrobe that are the same or similar colors found within the print.
4. USE NEUTRALS AS YOUR CANVAS
Neutrals look great with any color or pattern, so when in doubt start off with a neutral piece, such as a white sweater or black jeans. Then, add one or more pops of color to the look, such as a clutch, shoes or even lipstick! I think this is the best way to ease into wearing more color, if you're used to wearing neutrals most of the time or feel intimidated by colors.
I hope you all found this post helpful and give it a try, everyone looks great in color and you'd be surprised just how it can effect your mood! Do YOU tend to reach more for colors or neutrals?!
Have an amazing day and thanks so much for stopping by!