A few weeks ago, I began with the first of a series of posts I am working on titled Introducing Color to a Neutral Wardrobe. It was a very basic way of adding simple color to an outfit. This week, I am stepping it up a notch and making some colorful outfits using one colored + patterned accessory.
I used the formula using two scarves as my colored + patterned accessory and then pulled the colors from the scarf to select each article of clothing to match.
This infinity scarf has both floral and stripes which I think is a nice mix of pattern. The basic colors in it are navy and chartreuse. From there I selected a simple eyelet navy sundress that has lovely texture. Then the pop of that yellow-green comes in down at the feet through the sandals.
I used this statement scarf with orange, pink, and blue in my last color post, but this time I am pulling all the colors into the outfit. An orange cardigan gets put over a pink blouse that has a subtle white pattern on it. It does not compete with the large scale pattern on the scarf. Then the more muted blue is in the jeans and canvas sneakers.
Using a colorful and patterned accessory like a scarf, necklace, handbag, or shoe is the perfect way to create a fool proof color palette from which to pull from.
Today’s Postivity Note
If you are feeling blue – try painting yourself a different color. -Hannah Cheatem
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