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How to Style Contrasting Colors

Transform a simple outfit, into a fashion masterpiece, in a matter of seconds, using this guide to styling contrasting colors.


How to style contrasting colors

How to style contrasting colors


Begin by identifying the focal point of the ensemble. In this case the chartreuse shirt is the main focus. After that, think complimentary colors (opposites on the color wheel) to help you choose a contrasting hue. Although chartreuse is not on the color wheel, yellow is, so I went with turquoise, a shade of blue.

How to style contrasting colors

How to style contrasting colors


Next, embellish the look with a bold print. Be sure to pick a pattern inclusive of both the focus color, and the complimentary color. I chose an infinity scarf to dress up the top, but a purse would have had a similar effect. Take it one step further with jewelry, like the turquoise earrings and ring pictured here.


How to style contrasting colors

How to style contrasting colors


Finally, incorporate neutral accents to ensure a polished look. In this instance I paired this top with gray jeans to avoid introducing yet another shade of blue into the mix. I followed suit by wearing simple nude pumps, and toting a tan purse.




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  • Reply shell February 4, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Stunning outfit and pictures!! I am literally obsessed with every aspect of!
    xo, Shell

    • Reply Kelsey K. February 4, 2016 at 3:47 pm

      Thank you Shell! I was running on very little sleep so I couldn’t even tell if I liked the look anymore! You make me feel better. 🙂

  • Reply Alissa February 4, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    I couldn’t like this photo fast enough when I saw it on Instagram!

    The Adored Life

    • Reply Kelsey K. February 5, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      I am so flattered! Thank you Alissa. Have a great weekend.

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