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January 2012 Lookbook: Color Theory - Pair Orange and Yellow

January 2012 Lookbook: Winter Brights - Pair Orange and Yellow
This look is part of Omiru’s January 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece January 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

Today’s look is a quick lesson in color theory.  Dressing in black, white, and grey is easy - but it’s not the most exciting.  But when you start to add color to your wardrobe, it’s important to look at how these colors play together in a look.  The easiest way to choose a color palette for a look is to look for analogous colors - that is, colors that are next to each other on the color wheel.  We started the look with a colorblocked dress with an orange panel - and decided to build up a collection of yellows to complement the orange.

1. Start with your original color - here, a colorblocked dress with a prominent orange panel.
2. Consider the color wheel - adjacent to orange are red and yellow.  We chose to pair yellow with the orange and paired a sunny statement necklace and a yellow clutch handbag.
3. Finish off the look with neutrals.  We chose a brown, a warm neutral, to pair with the orange and yellow - the leopard print jacket and the boots temper the look and give it grounding.

How do you wear color?
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