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  • Color Play: Pink & A Pop Of Coral – Learning To Combine Colors

     

    6-3595The Look:

    Top: BR Eyelet Cropped Top

    Bottom: Express High Waist Elastic Full Skirt Coral

    Shoe: Shutz Laser Cut Shootie (Limited Sizes Left); Also, like these here

    Bag: Blush Crossbody Bag (Old); Similar here

    The Look For Less:

    Top: Leith Crop Crewneck Tee

    Bottom: Textured & Pleated Full Midi Skirt; Also, like this one here and here

    Shoe: Charlotte Russe Laser Cut T-Strap Heel, Also love this one here

    Bag: Forever 21 Faux Leather Flaptop Crossbody In Blush

    This spring I have been enjoying playing with color.  Not only have I tried different colors, but I have even become adventurous, and started experimenting with different color combinations.  Pairing different colors can be tricky, but thank goodness, there are a few 2-3599fashion guides, to help us all make sure we don’t give our well intentioned outfits a clown suit appearance.  If you are sometimes unsure about putting different colors together in an outfit, hopefully this post will be of some help.  Today, I’m sharing a few basic guidelines that I think will have you mixing and matching colors like a style pro.

    Here are a few color combining How To’s:

    Combine Complimentary Colors – When thinking of complimentary colors, keep in mind that does not mean matching colors, in most cases, it means combining opposite colors that complement each other. Think about the saying “opposites attract” like the color pairing black and white. These colors works so well together because they are total opposites but they complement each other perfectly.

    Pair Different Shades Of The Same Color –  Different shades of the same color always work well. You can try the ombre’ test. Do a Google image search for ombre’ (insert your color here) and see what comes up.  If it is a IMG_3602good pairing you will likely find an ombre’ item with color combinations.  This will also give you a good visual of how the colors will look together.

    Use A Print As Your Guide – Find a print with various color combinations (like a scarf) that appeals to you, and create an outfit color palette using colors from that print or pattern.

    Turn To The Old Faithful Black and White – If you get stuck trying different color combinations, you can always turn to the old faithful black and white, which we know works great together, and add a pop of color.  Any pop of color paired with black and white will make for a perfect color mix.

    Combining colors can be fun, especially with a few simple guidelines to follow to build your color palette.  I hope you can use this tips to help you easily put some color into your outfits.

    The BR eyelet top in this post is perfect for spring time.  It’s airy and classic look can easily be paired with jeans, trousers or a skirt.  I found this Express skirt, and could not decide on the color (it also comes in IMG_3617black and a bright blue).  I went with the coral, so I could see if I would like it paired with pink on me.  The Schutz Laser Cut Shootie (shoes) are making another appearance on the blog, so that gives you an idea of how much I love them.  There are only a few sizes left, but the other shoe options in the post are also great.  My blush crossbody bag is a staple in my closet.  It can be paired with anything, and it’s so convenient when you only need a smaller bag.

    You can shop the items in this post by clicking the links above in “The Look” and “The Look For Less,” or you can visit the Shop Fashion Page here.

    Also, you can shop Lulu With Grace partner sales and promotions here.  New partner sales and promotions have recently been added.

    Happy Monday, and thanks for reading!

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    6 Comments

    1. JACKIE'O
      April 20, 2015 / 6:41 pm

      great color combinations! Very helpful tips; sassy look. Always great outfits and ideas. Love all the beautiful and fun outfits on your blog!!

      • Lulu With Grace
        April 20, 2015 / 6:55 pm

        Thank you Jackie’O for your comment! I’m happy the tips were helpful! I really appreciate you continuing to visit my blog!

      • Lulu With Grace
        April 20, 2015 / 6:56 pm

        Vanessa,

        Thanks so much for your comment, and thank you for visiting my blog! All the best!

    2. Shannon
      April 20, 2015 / 7:08 pm

      OMG!! Love this color combination and the look! You look gorgeous as always, and I must have those shoes. Hoping they have my size ;-). Just loving your blog!!

      • Lulu With Grace
        April 20, 2015 / 7:39 pm

        Thank you very much for your comment Shannon! I hope they have your size in the shoes too. I’m so happy you like my blog, and continue to visit. Happy shopping!

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