It is always easy to gravitate to wearing the same color combinations over and over again. For example, one of my best friends loves the monochrome color palette. When you look in her closet you will see a great deal of black, a whole lot of gray and then a handful of white. Don’t forget there is an entire color wheel out there for us to incorporate into our wardrobes! However, sometimes the problem is matching up color combinations just right.
You always want to wear colors that complement each other, right? Well, this can be difficult because sometimes the true complementary colors are a little too intense to wear together. For example, the colors red and green. These two colors are opposite on the color wheel which makes them complementary colors. However, you rarely see someone on the street wearing cherry red and tree green together in an outfit. Red and green sounds pretty hideous, right? Instead try more of a blue green or olive and perhaps a red-orange or coral color. A great example of this color palette is in outfit #1 on Campus Casual.
Sometimes we see color combinations show up in outfits that do not truly represent actual complementary colors which makes it harder to understand why those colors really work together. However, a fun fact is colors that make a right angle on the color wheel actually work very well together too. A great thing to keep in mind when picking out color combinations is to stay in the same color family as well. Yellow and red are extremely close to a right angle. In this case, I would pick a color palette that had maybe mustard yellow and burgundy.
This Fashionista has a great color palette of yellow and red. Her beautiful golden yellow coat with fur accents by Cerruti 1881 is a great combination with her red-orange lipstick. These two colors pop together perfectly. This Fashionista added black accents such as black skinny jeans, thick rimmed glasses by Chanel and a black leather satchel to add a neutral color to her ensemble.
So don’t be afraid to get out of the same ol’ color combination rut. Spring is right around the corner, which means a great opportunity to play with an entire new color palette.