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So you open your wardrobe and realize you have either a mess of colours or a lot of just one-colour outfits. You kept reminding yourself that you would buy a black top to go with the mustard yellow skirt your friend bought for you from her trip overseas but you never did and now it is just sitting down there staring back at you anytime you open your closet.
Don’t worry, almost all females face the same problem. The great news is that there are ways to go about combining colours or colour blocking like the fashion pros.
There are a thousand and one articles on how to combine colours and still make it look good but to save you the time here are 4 essential colour blocking style tips you need to know.
1. Stick with monochromes
Maybe your favourite colours are blue and pink and you feel at most in your comfort zone with them. Do you realize you can actually get away with wearing just those two colours without looking like a strange school teacher?
You can either wear suit pieces in those colours or you can put together different shades of that colour. It could be your dark pink skirt with a baby pink blouse today or a powder blue shirt tomorrow over navy blue skirt you have.
2. Mix and match primary colours
Remember your primary colours? Blue, yellow and Red? Did you know that combining these colours can absolutely make you look chic? So don’t be afraid to wear your yellow blouse over red office pants. Get creative with those colourful pieces you have!
3. Try Contrasting Colors.
Are you familiar with the colour wheel? Contrasting colours are colours that are opposite each other on the colour wheel.
Wear your yellow pieces with your violet pieces and your blue outfits with your red outfits.
4. Analogue Tones are also a thing
Still, on the colour wheel, colours that are right beside each other complement each other. So wear your pinks with your reds and your yellows with your greens.
Whatever you wear, wear with confidence. And always remember, fashion is all about stepping out of your comfort zone so never be afraid to try new things.