We always hear that its not too good to be matchy-matchy when you pick out your outfit before you head out the door for whatever adventures you may face that day, but I'm here to quash that rather black and white rule with some fun and fashionable grey areas! And, well, perhaps a reminder or two about when you might be treading the line on going too far towards clash with a heaping side of way too much.
Ever since our younger days when we were all budding Fashionistas and Fahionistos we've been told and chastized about not wearing too much of one colour, even if it is the go to black staple. "You don't want to look like a goth now do you!" I'm sure I'm no the only one who heard it as a kid growing up in Suburbia! But, ladies and gets, out parents missed the mark a bit! Take a look at this lovely Fashoinista. A simple stripped dress paired with a red leather purse and matching sandals? Not exactly what you would instantly jump to think of as a fantastic outfit if you only heard it described, but once you see it! It looks quite stylish for a simple day or perusing around the neighborhood, perhaps to grab some lunch or to do a bit of window shopping.
My advice this week is going to focus more on what not to do than necessarily what to do, a little bit of a spin on the situation but when it comes to pulling off a matchy-matchy look, its more key to know what lines not to cross! I have some don'ts for you to remember when trying to pull off this look!
2) DON'T go monocrome. Match it up but break it up! Color blocking is your best friend!
3) DON'T carry all of the colour matching to your make-up! Red lipstick with a red dress and red heels and a red bag is just going to end up being too wham pow bang, and not necessarily in a cute way! Want to go all one colour? Play with the shades! What about a coral top with a bright red skirt to make those deep red lips?
And to close this last summer style advice out I'll even give you one little do!
If you're really into the idea of monochrome, it isn't a complete no go! Stay away from the super bright colors, stick to neutral shades and tones like black, grey, and white and with slight variation in intensity you can pull off a great look, no color blocking required!