Do you have a friend who’s happy wearing shades of black and gray every day? Do you have another friend who’s having a love affair with color, wearing the brightest and boldest shades possible? Maybe you’ve noticed someone else who wears sophisticated shades of color but always has a colorful accent somewhere in her outfit. There are so many color conversations going on around us. Where are you on the color-wearing spectrum?
I get so many questions about color, so I wanted to create this 3-Part series completely dedicated to color! This week, I’m beginning with Mild….the beauty of color in a monochromatic palette.
Three ways to get creative with color
Let nature be your inspiration. Imagine staring into a dried up riverbed and noticing all the subtle shades of gray. Mixing shades of a color together is one way to be artistic. Those riverbed colors – dove gray, cement, clay, and gunmetal – would be beautiful put together in an outfit.
No matter what separates or accessories you use, they’ll be harmonious and beautiful together.
Try this with shades of brown – like a box of mixed chocolates – or shades of green like you’d discover on a spring hike around a lake.
Another creative way to explore color is to wear a column of color. A jumpsuit, pantsuit or maxi dress is an easy way to get a nice, long column. While it’s easy to imagine this column of color in black, white, navy or camel, think how dramatic it would be if it were in a vibrant yellow, emerald or royal blue? Now layer on a necklace or scarf in the same color for more drama.
Using color in a monochromatic way can be very chic and elegant. Try combining some of your very casual pieces, like a denim shirt, tan jeans or a favorite cashmere sweater into a easy outfit by using a single color.
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