I’ve always been a fan of wearing colors, and I love seeing other people making exciting color choices. So for those of you scared of looking like a walking rainbow (although that sounds pretty awesome), here’s a little tip on one way to spice up your outfit palette.
Today I’m playing the role of your elementary school art teacher. Remember learning the color wheel? No? Tsk tsk. Well, the primary colors are red, blue, and yellow. The secondary colors are made by mixing different pairs of primaries, making violet, green, and orange. For each primary color, there is one secondary color that is contrasting, meaning that the secondary doesn’t contain the primary. Lost yet?
For example, both orange and violet contain red. Green is the only secondary color that doesn’t contain red, so red and green are complimentary colors. That means that when red and green are next to each other, they both make the other one look bolder (merry Christmas). Same goes for orange and blue, and yellow and violet. All these combos are fun to wear together.
If you just want to dip your toes in the color pond, you can try what I did here: take a bright necklace and pair with a contrasting top. Keep the rest of the outfit neutral.
Top: Target / Skirt: Ann Taylor / Necklace: Charming Charlie / Shoes: Nicole by Nicole Miller / Bracelets: American Eagle
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