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Fashion Tips: Express Yourself With Colors


Feeling troubled over what color to wear? What color makes you look good? Well, fashion is all about yourself. What you choose to wear every morning tells a lot about you and how you felt that day. Even your little handbag carries a little story.

Mixing and matching is a personal choice, you create your very own style!

Well, let's get to understand and have fun with colors:

White
A popular color in fashion. Light and neutral, white goes well with any color. Considered a summer color, white is a good choice for tops. Always have some in your wardrobe. It readily matches bottoms of any color; a pair of blue denim jeans, Khakis pants, a gray skirt, a bright colorful beach bermudas? You name it!

Associated with cleanliness and purity, innocence and gentleness…, it gives you a feeling of freedom and uncluttered openness. Women just always look that lovely in their snowy white wedding gown, don't they?

Tips: add a little touch of white to brighten or lighten up your mood. For example: a white tank top with blue denim jean, white cotton jacket over a hot pink velour smocked baby doll dress or a simply all white for a simple breezy look.

color coordinating opposite colors
When you're ready to go bold, recall the rule of 'complimentary
colors' - which appear opposite each other on the color wheel
(i.e., blue and orange, yellow and purple, red and green.)

Black
A popular color in fashion, always stylish and never out of trend. A good choice for bottoms. Directly opposite of white, it readily matches tops of any colors. Nonetheless, it is also a popular choice for tops, making the wearer appearing slimmer. A great complementary color for accessories like a pink sparkling evening bag, a diamond necklace…

A mysterious color, it gives you a feeling of perspective and depth. Symbolizing elegance and refinement, it is always regarded as a prestigious color.

Tips: pair up black with other dark colors for an attractive mature look, such as a brown wool button front cardigan with black pinstripe bootcut pants, gray tweed cropped blazer with black stretch pintuck pencil skirt.

Red
An expressive color extensively used in fashion, red is the most visible and lively of all colors, and creates attraction and excitement. The wearer naturally portrays an image of energy, enthusiasm and confidence. Nonetheless, it also suggests an erotic feeling... a lady in red?

A physically inspiring color often associated with vitality and ambition, love and passion.

Tips: pair up red with colors within the red family itself for various moods, i.e., a red retro style tee with maroon pleated skirt, hot pink cotton v-neck tank with red fleece collegiate mini skirt

Yellow
A color commonly use in casual fashion. Similar to red, it creates attraction and excitement. However it suggests a more fun and sunshine-y mood. The wearer tends to bring about cheeriness to the group. Usually liked by those who embrace changes.

Tips: pair up yellow with dark or lucid cool colors for a striking youthful skirt

Blue
A popular color liked by most. Emotionally opposite to red and yellow, it brings about a very soothing and relaxed feel, pleasant to the eyes. Naturally refreshing in mood, it's a good choice for daytime wear.

The color of summer skies and the sea, often associated with calmness, affection, idealism and inspiration.

Tips: match blue with white for a refreshing and sporty look, i.e., a bright blue cotton v-neck hoodie with white stretch cotton studded pants, white terry track jacket with pale blue faded jeans.

Pink
A feminine color for girls, pink is similar to blue -- soothing and pleasant to the eyes. Naturally sweet in mood, it has a lasting girly appeal. Girls in pink tend to portray a very sweet and pleasant image, always attractive to the guys.

The color of cotton candy, pink is often associated with warm, everlasting affection and tender love.

Tips: add a little pink to bring out the feminine touch, i.e., matching your black satin strapless sash dress with a neon pink nylon 'Tessuto Sport' baguette, pink collar tee with black stretched cotton cropped pants.

Well, there are simply too many colors if I were to go on. I believe you should now have a feel of how the matching of colors can be so much fun. In short, just play by the color rules:

  • Stick to one color (all white, blue, red…)

  • The rule of opposites - hot goes with cool (match yellow with purple, green or blue, not with red)

  • Use neutral colors to draw looks together (white, gray, beige and black are good neutral colors)

  • Play around with color of the same family (pink with maroon, sky blue with navy blue…)

Remember, you create your very own style. Have fun!


More about fashion color & style around the Web:

Current Fashion Color Trends

Master Color Mixing - Cosmopolitan Magazine

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