Archive for May 11th, 2012

May 2012 Lookbook: How to Wear Two Vibrant Colors

Omiru's May 2012 Lookbook: How to Wear Orange and Yellow
This look is part of Omiru’s May 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece May 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

Vibrant color just feels right, especially now that spring is slowly creeping into summer.  But why just choose one of these brights to wear when you can fit two into your look?  The trick to wearing two vibrant colors at the same time is balance.  If you have two colors that work well together, like the analogous colors orange and yellow, you can evenly represent them in the look.  If the colors are more clashy than collaborative, however, then choose a single color to dominate and use the other as an accent color.

1. Start with one color: orange.  Pair a bright with a neutral for your foundation - a vibrant orange shell with a gauzy peach maxi length skirt.
2. To this base of oranges, add your yellow.  Toss on a structured jacket in a bright yellow.
3.  Fill out the rest of the look with accessories that balance out the oranges and yellows.  A bright yellow cutoff clutch and a pair of nude and yellow heels round out the yellows in the outfit, and a pair of orange and gold earrings brings out the vibrancy of the orange top. 

How would you wear two vibrant colors?
  Share your style in the comments!

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