Matching the right colors of clothes on your outfit is the assurance of a successful look. If black and white can be combined with everything, this is not the case for other colors which can sometimes destroy an outfit if they are together. Because you have to take risks in life and stop with the age-old white and black look, here are my tips for combining the colors of clothes for an outfit and a flawless look.
What does it mean to wear a shades of colors?
Color shades are the idea of combining colors that are very close to each other, such as a bottle green and a glass of water or even a sky blue and a purple. It would almost be a gradient of colors. If the idea is good, it is however difficult to put into practice. Novice, abstain! One might indeed think that you have a superb brand new military jacket in a bright color over pants in a slightly faded khaki color… The “faded” effect is indeed the bête noire when you compose a shades look colours. Be sure of it or do nothing! Friendly advice!
Wearing monochrome, good or bad idea?
Wearing a monochrome dress means wearing only one color . There are many sets of top + pants or top + skirt sold in monochrome. Bridal tailors in particular can often be monochrome: beige, white, etc. Monochrome has the advantage of lengthening and refining the silhouette. Indeed, it does not focus on any part of the body in particular.
How many colors to combine for a successful look?
I recommend that you do not wear more than three colors otherwise it makes a “mess” and it can make your eyes hurt. Too much information kills information. Choose three shades or two colors for a nice contrast. Bet on a strong color that you will accompany with a secondary color.
The right color combinations
If the basics such as the black sweater, the little black dress, the white jeans, the raw jeans, the black pants agree with many colors because of their neutral tones, bet on brighter colors to brighten up an outfit. Here are some examples of color combinations that go well together:
With brown: turquoise, white or light blue
With red: white, black, gray or dark blue
With yellow: navy blue, brown or gray
With orange: gray, golden, khaki or brown
With turquoise blue: brown or beige / cream
With pale pink: brown, gray, mint green or beige
With beige / cream: brown, burgundy, khaki, pale pink, mauve or sky blue
With navy blue: brown, yellow, gray, beige, orange, red or green
With purple: beige or gray
With pine green: beige, brown, gray
What color should you associate with gray for your clothes?
Gray, whether light or dark, has the advantage of going with many colors. It is part of neutral tones and basics in the same way as white and black. The soft colors suit her very well and soften a slightly dull complexion. Bet on pale pink, sky blue, beige, cream, light brown…
With what color to associate red?
If red and black is the unconditional combo of the fatal and sexy look, red also goes well with many other colors. Khaki and brown go well with it for a natural touch that contrasts with passion red. Jeans, whether light or dark raw, suit him particularly well, more generally the navy goes well with red. For an elegant look without overdoing it, go for a slim red t-shirt and dark raw straight jeans or a light denim jacket over a red dress, skirt or pants.
What color to wear with khaki?
Khaki is the quintessential natural and military color. Its adventurous side transforms you into a modern-day Indiana Jones feminine version. Accompanied by beige, it is the perfect match and you are ready to go on an adventure and to roam in the most exotic countries! If beige is his friend for life, khaki accepts many other colors with him. White and black go well for a style with ease. Gold suits him particularly well and gives him that touch of glamor that can sometimes be lacking with khaki. The coral color and burgundy also go very well for a warm look from head to toe!
What color to marry with brown?
Brown goes well with many other colors but it is often considered (wrongly?) As an autumn color. Associate with mustard yellow for example, it will be in the clan of the ideal colors for the fall.
For color combinations that can be worn all year round, you can combine brown with beige, sky blue, white but also light gray.
Navy blue is the quintessential color that many adopt when they want to change from black. Not as dark as a black garment but almost, navy blue gives the impression of bringing a touch of extravagance in its style. It only gives the impression then! Navy blue is a color I personally love because it goes with everything. Gold, white or red for a sailor style. Orange, bright yellow or fuchsia pink to spice up her outfit. Beige, white or silver for a soft look. For those who are fleeing 80s fashion and tend not to mix black and navy, I do not entirely agree. Mixing navy with black can be very trendy and very elegant.
Pale pink goes with which colors?
Pale pink is one of those colors we love in spring and summer. Very soft, the light pink goes admirably well with the light gray or the water green for a total powdery look , ideal mixture for her wedding guest outfit for example. But it also adapts very well with white, black and more vivid colors like khaki, brown or bottle green for a pop and vitamin style.
The colors allow you to express what you want to show the world through your outfit. Bright colors for a radiant look or pale colors for more softness, they match according to your desires and your style. Watch out for fake color schemes that can quickly make your style look ridiculous. But now that you’ve read my advice on color matching, your style will be flawless, right?