This post was inspired by my lovely client yesterday, Marcia. She asked me to explain to her how I know what colors to put with others to make an outfit work together. GREAT QUESTION! I thought I would give you a quick and easy rundown on how to create fool proof outfits by getting friendly with the color wheel...
So what does the color wheel have to do with creating interesting and fun outfits??? EVERYTHING!!! Well...Maybe not everything, but it sure does help. So to put it simply, as you can see we have the warm side of the color wheel and the cool side of the color wheel. WARM always compliments COOL and the like. So if I decide to wear a cobalt top...guess what color necklace would totally make it go from a "Meh" outfit to a "OMG! I LOOOK AWESOME TODAY!!!" outfit. Maybe a red, orange, or yellow necklace? Bingo... Now I will prove it to you...
For all of my color phobic readers that are currently hyperventilating...relax and take a deep breath, I also have some advice for you. We first have to talk about neutrals...
Neutral usually means without color. Neutral colors such as beige, ivory, taupe, black, gray, and white appear to be without color. I personally also consider Navy a neutral...
So here is the big secret...neutrals go with EVERYTHING. They play well with other neutrals and they play well with any color. So by starting with a neutral and adding in color, you can ease in color and can not go wrong. Or, starting with a neutral and adding a pattern or item of clothing/accessory with a different texture (even if it is the exact same color) will work flawlessly and look chic. Now, I will prove it to you...
These ideas are meant to get your creative juices flowing. This is not to create a set of rules that cannot be broken...there are actually plenty of fantastic cool on cool and warm on warm color combinations that work well, but this info I just gave you is fool proof and will get the ball rolling on stepping outside of the color box.
I hope this was helpful! And next time you find yourself at Michaels, Joanne Fabrics, Hobby Lobby...etc. grab yourself a little color wheel to keep in your closet for fun inspiration ;)
P.S. Do you get stuck in a rut on color combinations for your looks? Or do you enjoy mixing it up??
P.S.S You made it this far...so I am going to tell you about the Love, Krystle Color Combination Challenge!!! You could win a Love, Krystle "Loved" Necklace for sharing your adorable looks on the Love, Krystle Facebook page :) Simply post with #mycolorcombo. Your creative and stylish color combinations with the most "likes" and comments by 2/28/15 will win the necklace! So share your looks with your friends and family on FB ;) I cannot wait to see them!!! XOXO