The Foolproof Guide to Matching Colors in Your Outfits

Though black may be the go-to color for everyone, bright colors can add some flair to your overall style. But, why bright and juicy colors so often overlooked? Because most of us are secretly terrified of styling them wrong that would end up looking flashy or loud. So, keep on reading for our foolproof guide to matching colors in your outfit.

Wear the primary colors on your monochromatic outfit.

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Going back to your art classes, the primary colors are red, blue, and yellow which all other colors came from. If you’re a fan of an all-black or all-white outfit, primary colors can work great for a monochromatic look. This idea seems basic, but when executed correctly, appears modern and chic. Like fashion blogger Annabelle Fleur, think of adding some pop of color to your all-black outfit without losing its edge with a cobalt blue bag since utilizing only one color lengthens and streamlines the body.

Create a cohesive look with analogous colors.

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Analogous colors are colors that are next to each other on the color wheel that’s why they usually match well and are pleasing to the eye. Just pick any one color on the wheel, and choose the color to the right or the left of the original. If you’re a fan of wearing bright colors, you may start by teaming two analogous colors so you’ll look bright and cheery without going overboard. Though color combinations like blue with purple, red with orange, yellow with orange, and yellow with green seem unexpected, they can actually be combined for a fabulously unexpected look since they are hues that are similar to one another on the color wheel create a harmonious and cohesive look.

Experiment with complementary colors to create a trendy look.

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Colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel are considered to be complementary colors. Some of the complementary combinations are orange with blue, violet with yellow, yellow with blue, purple with green, and red with green that create high contrast especially when used at full saturation. Complementary colors are tricky to use in large doses, but work well when you want something to stand out. If you wish to look balanced, think of wearing them with neutral hues like a black outfit topped with a green blazer and red necklace or wear the other color in full saturation while letting the other one muted.

Take advantage of color blocking trend.

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Once you’ve mastered the color wheel, feel free to incorporate three to four tones that will make our style daring and fashion-forward. However, always keep everything balanced by wearing a neutral colored clutch bag or shoes when wearing a color blocked outfit. Indeed colors are fun and powerful. All you need is to refresh your wardrobe with a little color and confidence. After all, fashion is all about finding your most flattering shades and being willing to experiment.

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