January 9th, 2012
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? Share your style in the comments!