To look fashionable, don’t be afraid of powerful colorful combinations. There are, however, do’s and dont’s you need to keep in mind. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right colors when putting together your outfit:
Like art, fashion has its rules. There are primary and secondary colors. The primary colors are blue, red and yellow. The secondary ones are green, orange and violet, which are the result of the combination of the reminded primary colors.
Contrast is key to being original, when it comes to clothes. The contrast is realized by associating opposite colors. However, not all colors look good in combination, even though they’re opposite. It might sound confusing, but it’s easy actually. You just need to keep a few things in mind. For instance:
Balance your silhouette by starting from a dominant color and use another color to highlight it. Avoid mixing colors such as green and yellow, especially if we’re talking about a shirt and pants outfit, also orange and yellow, fuchsia and violet. Basically, use strong colors in small portions. You can associate black with a strong color, and you can never go wrong with black and white.
Avoid wearing 3 different colors at once. And this goes for hair and makeup, as well. For example, if you have red hair, and you do your eye makeup with blue and color your lips with a deep pink, that’s a big NO!
Grey is also a wonderful color due to the fact that it can be associated with pretty much any color, whether soft or strong.
If you go all black, accessorize your outfit with a strong color. Go with purple or yellow for your bag or purse, for example. Or, use a light-colored belt or light-colored heels. Don’t be afraid to associate black or grey with metallic colors.
If you’re a brunette and have dark skin, opt for combinations such as: red and black or red and grey.
If you’re light skinned and you have dark hair, these combinations suit you best: white and beige, brown and yellow, grey and brown.
Blondes look good in: black and white, chocolate brown and red, kaki and brown chocolate or purple and black.