April 17th, 2009
One simple way to pull a work outfit together is to build upon a monochromatic foundation, and then play with color with your accessories. Here’s how to build an outfit around a single dominant color:
1. Start with a blouse and a unstructured skirt in different shades of the same color. Notice how the light blue shirt plays off the deeper royal blue skirt.
2. Layer on a sweatervest in a third shade of the same color. The navy blue sweatervest contrasts with both the light blue shirt and the royal blue skirt, but the trio works as a visual group.
3. Toss on a trenchcoat to protect yourself from cool mornings and evenings - and the rain.
4. Accessorize with complementary colors: a sage green pair of flirty heels and a bright orange handbag. We’re loving the contrasting colors against the monochromatic blue foundation.
How would you build an outfit around color? Share your style with us in the comments!