July 24, 2015

The Secret To Wearing Complimentary Colors

I am asked this question all the time. Ladies, holding things up to the natural light and practically looking under a microscope to make sure something matches exactly is not necessary. While I do realize that some of us truly are color blind and need help with finding things that color coordinate, most of us tend to fret over the minor details of exactly matching waaaaaaay too much. There is no need to get a headache over finding the perfect match. 

For instance, if you are looking for a top to match a certain shade in a colorful floral skirt, don't fret over finding the exact shade. Chances are the skirt has so many colors in it that if you are a hint off, no one will even notice. Actually, being a hint off can be even more interesting than matching exactly.

In fact, I suggest wearing colors together that are opposite on the color wheel. It makes for a more interesting overall look! Keep reading to see some examples....

{color wheel courtesy of Cosmopolitan}

Below you will find some lovely looks that combine colors that are opposite on the color wheel

weekend getaway
Red and blue are opposite on the color wheel!
SHOP this look!

lunch date
Yellow and purple are opposite on the color wheel!
SHOP this look!

evening out
Orange and violet are opposite on the color wheel!
SHOP this look!

So as you can see. Although, there is nothing wrong with wearing tonal colors, thinking outside of the box when it comes to color can be way more interesting and exciting. If you struggle with this, simply print out a color wheel and take it with you when you go shopping.
Click HERE to print out one of the many color wheels that you will find on Pinterest.

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