How to Combine Colors While Dressing Up

In this edition, we would be dealing with some tips on how to tackle this big question. This would also be a guide in building your wardrobe and choosing the best colors to suit exactly how you want to look. Remember, the way you are dressed is the way you would be addressed, so this in a way isn't a joking matter.

Choosing colors to wear won't be possible without talking about the ancient form of color referencing which is the "color wheel".  The color wheel is a diagram of colors that provides a useful illustration of what colors match and what colors don't work well together.

Primary colors.
This includes Blue, Yellow, and Red. These colors are bold and eye-catching, and they never really go out of style.

Secondary colors.
These are gotten from the combination of two primary colors and they include Green, Purple and, Orange.

Tertiary colors.
These are gotten from the mixture of equal amounts of primary and secondary colors together. It includes Yellowish Orange, Reddish Orange, Reddish Violet, Bluish Violet, Bluish Green and, Yellowish Green. Note that Violet is the same as Purple

Monochromatic colors are colors gotten from the shade, tint and, tone of a particular reference color which is the "Hue" and this can be any color. Here is the formula;

Hue+ black=shade

Hue+ white=tint

Hue+ grey=tone.

Having a monochromatic look implies that you mix the tones, tints, and shades of that color.

Analogous colors are colors that are beside each other on the color wheel, just like a color that is next to one another. They are sometimes called family colors.

Complimentary colours which are colors adjacent to each other on the color wheel. Colors opposite on the wheel are complementary colors.

Trick #2
It is better to wear a black dress during the cold season and white dress during the hot season. There is a little physics here as black generally has the capacity to absorb heat energy more, which simply makes you sweat more while a white dress would radiate heat and make you sweat less. You can as well target areas where you are likely to sweat more and cover such areas with anything asides black as you don't want to be out there in the presence of your crush, sweating like a Christmas goat. lol.

Trick 3;
Choose a dark color especially black if you want to look and appear slimmer than you really look. To get the opposite look, just do the opposite! get something bright like white to make you look bigger. It really doesn't make you bigger in the actual sense and literal translation, it just psychologically makes you appear like that because it gets to emphasize and really draw attention to your body because it is bright and can be easily noticed. You can play the trick of highlighting the best areas of your body (e.g. legs, breadth, hips, waist) with a bright color and cover places you really don't want to show with a rather dark color, black especially. Be careful to also sew styles that won't add to your body but instead give it its exact size.

Trick #4
This is quite simple and straight forward, especially when you're going for dinner and you don't know the color of a ball gown to wear. To look royal, wear purple! This is actually historical. Royal blue or red could be a substitute, but they wouldn’t give a stronger look of Royalty like purple would. Royal banquets and dinners were the reasons why most ladies own a ball gown in the ancient times and you really have to look Royal to make the prince notice you! Guess what? Purple will never go wrong to make you achieve this look.

Trick #5
Wear blue or black for job interviews. These colors are neutral and convey trust, confidence, and professionalism because they are darker. Blue and black also signifies maturity, seriousness, and, great qualities in a job candidate. This is more of human psychology. Avoid loud, bright colors such as orange for interviews. If you’re interviewing for a non-conventional, creative job, you may add more flexibility to express yourself with your wardrobe. Brighter colors may be appropriate in this case, use your discretion, but be careful not to look like a teddy. The interviewer should be able to focus on you and your skills, not your dress.

Trick #6
Try a monochrome look.  The classic monochrome look is an all-black or all-white outfit, a sophisticated choice that lends an air of dressiness to your outfit. You can also try a monochrome look in a brighter color, like red or green. The key to making a monochrome look work is finding items in the exact same color. Wearing a bright white top with cream pants is going to clash. To make a monochrome outfit look less extreme, break it up with some neutrals, like beige heels or a brown belt. Another way to spice up a monochromatic look is by wearing an accent color.

Trick #7
To look taller, simply be on a monochromatic look. You can decide to make a tint, tone or shade with your scarf and other accessories depending on how flexible you are. For a long leg effect, simply wear the same color of trousers and shoes. Always remember, the lesser the obstruction of colors, the taller you appear to be. To make this more effective, ensure you are on vertical striped clothing.

Trick #8
In cases of confusion and doubts, simply use your available shoes, accessories, hair, sunshade, bag etc. to choose what to wear. This makes you versatile, daring, flexible and, simply elegant. And you generally tend to be more fashionable as you make yourself look elegant by accompanying your dress with a cute bag or any other accessories. Imagine you have a black dress, a purple dress and a red shoe, which of the dresses should you then wear? The black of course! Do you actually want to match a purple dress with a red shoe?? No No. This goes for other things like your necklace, wig, sunshade, bag and, any other thing that compliments your dressing.

Trick #9
Consider "earth tones" or "neutral colors". They include brown, cream, white, grey, and slate (grayish blue). These are natural, muted colors that match most other colors. They will usually always go together with any color. In fashion, blue denim often is treated as a neutral. When you are deciding what neutral color to wear you need to take color temperature into account. Cool neutrals include a bright white or a blue-black. Warm neutrals include brownish-grey or cream and off-white. Pair the cool neutrals with cool colors and vice versa

I hope with these simple tricks, you would totally eradicate that big question at every instance while dressing up for a particular event.

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