In my younger years, and especially in my corporate years, I was very cautious about color. I followed what I saw in the “nice” department stores and didn’t stray much. Cool with cool, warm with warm, darks on the bottom, etc.
With age (and lots of experimentation and blog-study) has come more flexibility in color-mixing. It’s even more appealing now to see camel (warm) with gray (cool) than a predictable camel-with-brown outfit. Now I love to see olive with navy, and coral with charcoal. I don’t like bright primary colors for me, but I like these mixed-up on others.
I can pull out a colorful scarf to bring the colors together, but sometimes I like to play it less safe. Here’s a look I like, mixing an olive green skirt, teal top, cobalt shoes, navy tights and emerald bracelet. And hot pink lips.
|My 35 year-old self would’ve been horrified! But my crazy middle aged self loves it.|
Here are some other unpredictable color combos that please my eye. See anything that tickles you? Do you like to mix up your color wheel?
|Spring green with bright coral, and yellow sunglasses. Source.|
|J Crew is doing it. Love this combo of mustard, coral and pale mauve.|
|This is a subtle color mix: cool gray blouse (like this a lot!) with warm-
printed trousers and shoes. Anthropologie.
Hope your Monday is swell,