HOW TO COLOUR COORDINATE YOUR OUTFITS
While you can easily choose a different outfit for every day, or even different outfits for different occasions, there is one, very important thing that often gets neglected: How you should coordinate your outfits. While it may be the case that everyone usually dresses in a certain way, and may not worry too much about matching his or her outfits, for some people, coordinating their outfits is a way to add a little bit of fun to their wardrobe and thus, elevate their look and give themselves a little bit of a boost.
While finding the right clothes can be daunting, it doesn’t have to be. Let’s face it, we’re not all made of the same fabric and we all want our outfits to be perfect all the time. There is a way to colour coordinate outfits and it starts with knowing the basics.
WHAT COLOUR COORDINATION MEANS
Colour coordination in relation to your outfit is when all your clothes, shoes and additional accessories are matched and related to each other, giving you an overall coordinated and well put-together look. No doubt you’ve seen fashion shows where everything is perfectly coordinated, but how do you do it?
Some people think that you simply match your clothes in terms of colour, but there is a lot more that goes into it. You have to take into consideration the different patterns and textures, how each colour contrasts the other, and several other things.
All of this can easily be intimidating to a novice, but don’t worry as this article will show you the ropes and make the process super easy.
FINDING YOUR COLOUR PERSONALITY
Have you ever noticed how some colours just naturally complement your body and personality more than others? Perhaps a particular colour that always brings out the colour of your eyes, or a particular style of dress that always fetches you compliments? This is your colour personality. To find the right clothes for you, you must figure out the correct colour and style that compliments your body and character.
To help you choose the right colour, you might want to consider researching colour psychology, which is the science of how different colours impact people in different ways and convey an underlying emotion. Here is the basic guide to choosing a colour that makes your outfit speak for you:
YELLOW: Cheerful, sunny, attractive
ORANGE: Creative, energetic, joyful
RED: Confident, dominant, seductive
PINK: Gentle, loving, compassionate
VIOLET: Wealth, luxury, sophistication
BLUE: Calmness, wisdom, loyalty
GREEN: Soothing, refreshing, fertility
BROWN: Strength, reliability, responsibility
BLACK: Power, authority, elegance, class
4 TIPS FOR CHOOSING COLOURS FOR YOUR CLOTHES
- Make sure you choose the right colours for your skin tone
Most people are familiar with the standard colour wheel, which has 12 colours laid out in a circle. This is called a colour wheel or color circle. Before you even start thinking about which clothing colour and style to select, you should be sure you have correctly guessed your skin tone. Once you have clarity about that, you can then find colours that compliment your skin shade
- Don’t wear the same colour head to toe
A common fashion mistake is to wear all of one colour head to toe. This includes shoes, socks, pants, shirt, jacket and accessories. Unless you are going for a monochrome look, avoid wearing the same colour from head to toe, as it will make you look like a walking billboard.
- Don’t wear too much colour at once
While there’s no strict ‘fashion rules’ that you have to stick to, this is something that you’ll definitely want to avoid doing. When you buy so many clothes of so many shades, you have to be careful which ones you combine. For example, if you are wearing a multi-coloured top, go for sober or neutral bottoms. Otherwise, you may risk looking like a clown.
- Use accessories to compliment your outfit
This goes without saying, but accessories are the perfect way to jazz up any plain, old, boring outfits and give it some sparkle. When you learn to properly accessorize with handbags, bangles, necklaces, earrings, etc, you will be able to elevate any outfit easily. For example, adding an amethyst ring to your purple outfit can easily give your outfit a boost. In fact, once you realize just how powerful even simple accessories such as mens bracelets can be, you’ll want to invest in a jewellery box to organize it all.
In conclusion, you don’t have to be a fashion stylist to take your fashion to the next level. You just need to follow these simple rules and soon you’ll be able to build a versatile and constantly evolving wardrobe that will take your fashion to the next level. We hope our tips and tricks have been helpful and we wish you the best of luck on your fashion journey.