Trend: Fifty Shades of Colour Combining

Trend: Fifty Shades of Colour

No I’m not going to be discussing anything inappropriate even though it is Valentine’s Day. I’m going to show another trend which I believe is stand out and great in terms of restyling your owned clothing.

As (shown below), I have paired the colour green, using softer shades. Pastel is trending at the moment in fashion and I opted for a light emerald shirt, a ink green pair of jeans and a sea green matching belt with gold accents. The option of wearing the Blazer is up to you, which is also a light mint green.

None of these shades of green are too out of the box, rather they blend and contrast well together. It again categorises itself with the preppy/smart-casual attire. I think it’s suitable for men of all ages. I highly recommend contrasting light and slightly darker shades than choosing two ends of a colour spectrum.

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I think when deciding on how to put an outfit together, especially similar shades, you should have a good understanding of what each individual piece of clothing brings to the relationship of combining colours. For example, this combination of an Armani fall outfit of 2011/12 displays how the colour grey can look effective.

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Besides the statement coat, this shows how the different combinations of Grey can work effectively together. It is quite similar to wearing a suit. You may have every piece which is matching, yet you could make it more unique by adding a silver or shiny grey tie, or accessories such as black leather gloves with metal accents. The coat could also range from black, navy or the daring option of silver. Shoes should always compliment the outfit as a whole, as it finishes the outfit off, in order for yourself to look good.

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This outfit (above) plays with the option of creating the contrast by wearing a black shirt. Yet, the silver tie compliments the darker shade and suits the whole outfit. I think at a wedding this should be encouraged more, while you’re at work try to use a lighter shirt to create a casual look. Try this look on any romantic occasion as well, such as this Valentine’s Day.

Any feedback on how to work with your shades and contrasting, ask me for some feedback or any of your colour combining issues. Thanks