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,