If you’re an amateur when it comes to mixing and matching colours, start by wearing 2, maybe 3 colours at most aka the 3 colour rule. It makes you look more polished and put together.
Of course, I’m in no way trying to imply that wearing more than 3 colours is wrong but you are more likely to look like a Christmas tree if you don’t do it right. And we don’t want that do we?
Here are my 3 beginner tips for mixing and matching colours keeping the 3 colour rule in mind. I hope you find them helpful.
1. Have an accent colour.
An accent colour is basically a colour you use to add punch to a colour scheme. I find that this is the easiest way to spice up any outfit and I do it all the time. It’s simple, when I’m wearing a black and white outfit, I introduce red or yellow accessories as accents.
2. Chose to wear a dominant colour.
As opposed to accent colours which are used in small quantities, dominant colours dominate, literally lol. Which simply means, your outfit is largely composed of one colour. Say, you’re wearing a red dress and then different colour of shoe and bag to match.
3. Play around with tint, shades and tones of different colours.
Tint, shades and tones are basically lighter and darker shades of one colour, monochrome. Rocking this combo is super chic and very gentle on the eye which in turn makes your outfit bomb and effortless and very gentle on the eye.
There’s an entire theory using colour wheels to know which colours match which ones but we’ll leave that for another day.
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