Wow, it’s been ages since my last post, just about a month I think! Anyway, as I was browsing today, looking for fashion inspiration, I came across some interesting blogs, with tips on how to combine colors in your wardrobe, without looking like Ugly Betty. Fashion is like art, you have to know how to combine colors and make them look appealing to your audience. Knowing the right colors to complement your skin, your style, and the event will certainly add an “oomph” to your personality. You definitely do not want to look disoriented, do you? Matching yellow hues with baby blue and light pink shades would make you look like an oversized marshmallow – a total fashion blunder. But with these fashion tips, you’ll be sure to pull off great color combinations. Here’s how to do clothing color coordination using the Color Wheel.
1. Colors directly next to each other (yellow and yellow-orange; yellow and yellow-green; violet and blue-violet, etc.)
2. Colors that form right (90 degree) angles with each other (yellow and red-orange; blue and violet-red; green and orange, etc.)
3. Colors directly across from each other (yellow and violet; blue and orange; red and green, etc.)
4. Colors that form a T (blue, orange, and violet-red; yellow, violet, and red-orange; yellow, blue-green, and red-orange, etc.)
5. Colors that form an X (blue, orange, violet-red, and yellow, violet, blue-green, and red-orange, etc.)
Brown, black, white and denim blues are neutral, so they can generally be paired with any colour on the Color Wheel.
So the idea is, next time you can’t think of what to wear, instead of heading to the shops and devastate your wallet, just pick up a Color Wheel and look at your wardrobe again. You can create great color combinations with these fashion tips. Whenever you are going out, try out different clothes first and see if they look good in the mirror. For sure, a part of you will know if something does not look quite right. Browse some fashion magazines and gather tips on color blocking. And before you experiment on a combination, ask for a friend’s comments so that you will know whether the colors you matched look right.
One very important thing is to match the colors of your clothes to your skin tone and your hair color.
Dark skin and brown hair:
- Pink and orange
- Red and black
- Pink and green mint
- Green and beige
- Purple plum and beige
- Red and gray
Light skin and brown hair
- Beige and white
- Navy and beige
- Brown and yellow
- Brown and dusty white
Light skin and blond hair
- Chocolate brown and red
- White and black
- Khaki and chocolate brown
- Grey and black
- Purple and brown
Also, it’s advisable not to wear more than 3 colors in the same outfit to maintain a coordinated look and avoid looking like a clown. In order to have a good result or if you are in doubt, use the color wheel to help you choose the colors. But remember: “Less is more”.
An outfit must have only one dominant color.
Try using more sober colors for the parts where you want to look thinner.
Vivid colors (neon) are better for the upper part of the body because they light up your face.
Avoid matching: green and blue, maroon and black, red and pink, black and navy blue.
Well, hope it works out for you too! x