We can try new colors by simply using that color wheel we learned about in
Color Theory, some time ago (those who went to design school). This is the 1st
in the Fashion on the Color Wheel Collection we are creating to help inspire
design everywhere. In TODAY's first edition of the buzz words - Fashion Report, we'll discuss what's going on here.
In today's fashion world it's "oh so easy," to get caught up in trends. I can admit that I'm not the biggest fan of trends. With "those things," we wind up with a closet full of stuff that we won't be able to wear in a short period of time. Then you're back to scratch. So for our sake, and for yours, this series will not include trendy pieces. We'll save that for another day.
The decision we've made with the Color Wheel, is to show you how to make sense of color, and how to add it to your wardrobe, using basic pieces, a few constants that you can wear no matter what additional shades/tones/neutrals you wear with them. In general, you can make any 2 or 3 solids work together if you're smart about it. You could even do 2 colors with a print. You just need to find the color(s) in the print that show(s) the least, and make those your solids.
In the image shown, we began with Complimentary Colors, Purple & Yellow-Green.
You see how we make those the (2) solids, as there is no print in the clothing items. What we then chose to do is to add neutrals in for added depth.
For example we have (2) accompanying options, containing both, an outerwear piece, shoes, handbag, earrings, bracelet:
1) Light Tan & Gold
2) Mid Brown & Bronze
Either of these will mix to perfection with the two basic colors and basic pieces shown (1 blouse, 1 skirt)
Our focus here is color, and wardrobing (instead of shopping in totally seperate, seperates). This should help you build your wardrobe.
My advice in your purchase consideration, is that you steer clear (for these pieces) of cheap trendy items. You want items that you will still have years down the line. Yes, you would pay more, but when you think about it, you are likely saving yourself dollars in the long run, and the crying spell that will surely follow after that $10 blouse shrinks in the laundry. I'm not saying spend thousands or hundreds per piece. But I am saying, go to quality stores, purchase on sale if you can, but buy quality.
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Issue #2 up next!