Let's Hear it for the Boys

If I were to guess what the chances are of matching your outfit perfectly with your surroundings, I would say slim to none. As you can see, this Fashionisto’s ensemble matches impeccably with the building he is standing in front of. This isn’t necessarily style advice, but it is obviously a successful color palette for a multitude of things.

Now on to this week’s advice: color mixed with more color, mixed with some neutrals. That may be a mouthful, but it shouldn’t be hard to do when looking through your closet. I hope you have been preparing for the fall/winter and stocked up with at least one pair of colored denim. The next step is to pair those colored slacks with an apparel item of a contrasting color. For example, take this golden J.Crew sweater, pair it with these plum Levi Brand Jeans and you're set. This Fashionisto demonstrates this idea by pairing his teal pants with a red-orange scarf; both colors are vibrant, but pair well together because they are exact opposites.

The trick to utilizing complementary colors in your outfit is to neutralize the rest. As we see here, he layers a white shirt with a sand colored sweater vest and a black leather jacket. Earth tones help to not make it look so matchy-matchy and also draw attention to the two highlighting colors.

Hint: He actually knit his own scarf. If you don’t want to spend $50 on a scarf, try picking up the hobby or even asking your mom or grandma to make one for you. Otherwise, try looking on Esty for handmade scarves for sale.


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