Some say putting an outfit together does not require much thought, stating that whatever feels right is good enough. Others argue that in order for a look to work, it needs some degree of coordination or flow. Because of the general nature of fashion and the specificity of personal style, no one can actually win this debate. That being said, when people match the elements of their outfits wonderfully, they truly deserve a slow clap. They deserve it even more so when they pull it off with adventurous colors.
Look to this week’s Fashionisto for inspiration. He wore a plaid button-down with tones of crisp blue running throughout. He decided to pair the top with some black bottoms, keeping things fairly simple. But the brightness of his top against the darkness of his jeans makes his look pop and kept it from being boring.
His skillfully matched watch and shoes elevate the look even more. Having opted for the pure white Vans with striking black laces, this Fashionisto really played around with the juxtaposition of colors. Yet, he managed to keep the matching factor evident with his shoes reflecting the white from his shirt. His bright watch is the highlight of the outfit. The color itself is daring and somehow plays a dual role by standing out of the look while simultaneously blending in. It has quite an amazing effect.
Do not be afraid, Fashionistos, to step outside the box and coordinate your outfits with bright colors. It is very easy to fall into a rut of matching with neutrals. So next time, switch it up a little bit!
Hint: If you prefer the mismatching route but are interested in looking somewhat more cohesive, ease yourself into matching by playing around with patterns. The trick is to make sure that the base color of one item matches with the accent shade of another item. So, if the print of a shirt is small and is mainly green, pair it with a sweater or cardigan with a background hue of the same green. You will be matching both items but because of the patterns, and it will come off as an effortlessly mismatched look.