You very often ask how to combine colors. You aren’t sure which shoes to go for with a red dress, which with a blue one, and which dress to wear with golden stilettos. I decided to reveal a few tricks today 😉 Print this article, pin it on your fridge, and you’ll never commit a color faux pas! 😉
1. COLOR BLOCKING
You’ll find a precise definition of this trend HERE, but let me remind you quickly: color blocking is all about combining intense very often fluo colors. They’re supposed to block one another, and even seemingly not go well together. Wear orange pants, a fuchsia blouse and a cobalt hat. It’s an amazing option for petite girls. It makes them stand out. Due to lack of contrast it doesn’t make the body look optically shorter. Women of winter seasonal color type will also look good accompanied by a bit of color blocking – noone looks better with a bit of powerful colors! 😉 Even if you’re a deli-cate summer, you can sometimes go for sugary looks, take a look, for example, at Sarah Jessica Parker.
2. TOTAL LOOK
I’ve already written an article on total looks (take a look HERE). It’s all about wearing the same color from feet to toe (it can be red, green, pink, or even gold), or a motif (like the same plaid on your pants, jacket, and shirt). As long as you go for vertical stripes, it’s perfect for making your arms look longer. If you go for horizontal ones, it’ll make you look shorter, which could satisfy tall I body type girls. It’s good to find out your seasonal color type first, so that you make sure that your total look suits your complexion and accentuates the color of your eyes. Blondes usually look great in red and navy, brunettes in green and red heads in orange. Don’t limit yourself, though! Go crazy! Check jeans and jacquard! 😉
The easiest way to team contrastive colors is taking two seemingly odd ones and mixing it with a… third color. An example? Snow white pants, a navy blouse and blood red jewelry? Another one? A checked skirt, an orange shirt, and a white hat. Contrasts make us stand out. One can either team big flat areas, like a plain top with a plain bottom, yet I encourage you to go one step further and mix the patterns a little bit. What would you say to a nautical style sweater combined with a white and red floral skirt and a purple belt? If all shades are as intense as possible, there’s no way they’ll clash.
4. DELICATE CONTRASTS
You don’t really have to reach for bright and dark colors if you want to look good. Many women prefer more mild solutions. It’s understandable, as Slavic women are usually subtle and delicate. They look good in heather, light pink, turquoise. Try to mix grey with pea green, or beige with bottle green. If, just like me, you’re a seasonal winter, you’ll probably fee that these colors aren’t saturated enough for you, then you can add intense red jewelry, for example. Yet you don’t have to do it, which is depicted on the collage. Burgundy and blue look amazingly intriguing and beige looks way better accompanied by blue, orange and salmon.
5. COOL ONES WITH COOL ONES, WARM ONES WITH WARM ONES
Going for colors of one color scheme – a cool or a warm one makes creating the looks easier for us. What is the difference and how to find it? Warm colors are, usually: yellow, gold, orange, beige, brown. They’re associated with sun, fire, a beautiful May day, or an October sunset. The cool ones, on the other hand: blue, silver, grey, violet, green. That’s where we’ll get more frosty associations: winter, frost, water, sea. We can change the shade as we want and adjust them to our seasonal color type. If we add a drop of grey to warm colors, we’ll make them cooler. And the other way round: cool colors can be warmed up by yellow and gold. Now it’s time to choose the proper temperature. Winter and summers – go for cool shades. Navy pants, an emerald blouse and silver accessories are a perfect choice. Autumns and springs love warm shades 😉 An orange dress, golden shoes, and ripe tomato accessories 😉
6. COOL ONES WITH WARM ONES, WARM ONES WITH COOL ONES
A bit risky, but with spectacular outcomes. Who doesn’t risk, never achieves anything, that’s why I encourage you to fashion travels from Alaska to Indonesia 😉 Imagine juicy green snowdrop leaves getting through shiny show, or an orange sunset with navy sky in the background. Nature loves combining colors – don’t rebel against it 😉 You can start form base colors. Cold navy and grey can be worn with gold and copper. Warm brown and orange, on the other hand, will look great with silver. I like using jewelry for that purpose. I’m all witty going for diamond shine with a yellow dress and blue stones with an orange one. It’s way more interesting, isn’t it? 😉