Sometimes I get sad thinking about the people who remove color from their wardrobe, I know all black can be very chic but it can also be very boring – I promise, things are so much better on the bright side! I love mixing color and patter and playing with different hues – it’s like you get to try a wicked cool science experiment every time you get dressed … FUN! I’m always trying different color combos from the go-tos like blue and yellow – to the less expected like pink with red, or even red and green but in a not-so-christmasy way! It’s always a challenge, but it’s always a blast!
Learning to master color can seem tough, but it starts at understanding color theory and what colors work together. At a certain point, you reach a level where you through theory out the window and start to experiment with combos that shouldn’t work, until they do, but for now let’s stick to the basics.
At the core of color play are three pretty pigments – Yellow, Red and Blue. Just like art class, you use these three colors to make everything else, so there’s no better place to start than with the OG three! If you want to begin color blocking or mixing hues, you should kick things off by pairing two (or three like me) of these colors. Navy and Red, yellow and blue or the more adventurous red and yellow combo are pretty much no fair color pairings that will always work. So if you’re a mixing master or just looking to get started but not sure where to begin, give this color combos a whirl!
I decided to go for the triple threat and rock red, yellow and blue all at once, WOO-HUE! This coat (on sale) did most of the work for me but I couldn’t get off that easy. I really wanted to challenge myself by adding an extra two doses of each color to really stack the deck! If you look closely, you’ll see three statement pops of yellow (being the biggest focus here), three cool neutral blue points and three small but mighty pops of red. I wanted my yellow to really shine, so I paired it with these statement scarf, I originally planned on red sneaks, but when the forecast changed so did my shoe choice – instead, I reached for these yellow rain booties (they come in red, blue and more colors too). I based my look in blue, pairing a navy sweater with dark denim – navy is so neutral, it doesn’t really read as hue-mix but does help to compliment this combo! On the red end, I really wanted this color to pop but in a small yet statement way – I did this with my signature red lip and a crazy cute little red mini bag!