Spring trends call up beautiful pastels; cool blues, oceanic greens and rosy pinks. How do you wear and pair these beauties for everyday fashion fabulousness? Take inspiration from the color wheel, nature and from the color in question itself!
The Color Wheel
The color wheel can be your best friend for finding interesting color combinations without reinventing the wheel, pun intended. Colors directly opposite each other play well together as well as colors directly next to each other. The possibilities are endless with the vast pairs and quads of colors mixed and matched on the wheel. Consider using two sets of colors opposite each other on the wheel for expert-like blend. The result, an unlimited wheel of fashion fortune!
Ahhh, Mother Nature! The end all and be all when it comes to color. Envision the landscapes of fall, pale yellows dance next to deep orange and gold tones. The Wild West desert where icy blue burst from taupe under and hints of yellow shimmer down onto the scope of things. Need I mention the boundless muse of the Caribbean islands with it’s under water world posing in steely purples and minty greens? So come on! Don’t be afraid wear some of Mother Nature’s colorful palate, it’s only natural.
Keep It in the Family
The color family that is… I love spring’s fresh periwinkle blue complemented with navy and silver. Take any color and make a head to toe ombre effect going from a light shade to a rich shade of the same color. Or make it a family affair with a look full of neutrals. And if all the spring color has you overwhelmed tans and nudes are uber chic when combined.
All in all the newness and excitement of spring fashion and the emerging of color should spur your fashion creativity and sensibilities. You should be running from the cave of your comfort zone to the warmth of the season’s bright and ladylike colors and shapes!
Edited by Cheryl Y. Hunt