5 Ways You Can Master the Tricky Art of Combining Colors When Dressing

Combining Colors

Do you ever look at your closet and say to yourself, “Wow, I only have white clothing!”? You are not the only one. Most people tend to gravitate towards white, black or gray clothing. The reason is usually that people don’t always know how they can style several different colors.

You may wish to style red white and blue 4th of July outfit but you aren’t exactly sure how. Fear not! We are going to show you how you can master color mixing and dress like a fashion expert. We will help you create a new and vibrant look by matching outfits of various colors. Here is how you can do it.

1.Go Monochromatic

If the prospect of mixing colors seriously freaks you out, then the best thing to do is to start with one color. Make sure that you really own that color that you have chosen. Wear that color-and only that particular color-in every piece of outfit that you choose to wear.

You can start by wearing a bold suit or coordinating separates. Once you are comfortable wearing your monochrome, you will now be ready to branch out more and start mixing colors in variations of tone.

2. Go With Not-So-Basic Neutrals

When you talk of neutrals, most people would first think of brown, beige, black, navy, olive green and gray. There are plenty of other colors that also fall into this category. These colors include metallic. You can create an outfit that is way more fun by wearing silver or gold.

Once you have a shiny top or dress, you can match it perfectly with a bold pop of color. By wearing this way, you will really make a statement.

3. Use Primary Colors

If you feel like you are now ready to mix it up, then the best way to go about it is by starting with the primary colors. These colors are red, blue and yellow. In case you have forgotten what you learned from your art class back in elementary school, these three primary colors are used to create other colors.

Wearing one of the primary colors as your top and one as your bottom brings a great looking tone that is color-blocked.

4. Try Analogous Tones

Let’s bring up the color wheel- another elementary school art idea. If you don’t remember it, it’s basically the colors of the rainbow put in a circle. Colors that are next to each other are what are called analogous colors.

Those that are opposite each other are called contrasting colors. Now that you know what analogous colors are, it’s important to know that you can look great when you wear outfits of analogous colors.

5. Mix Contrasting Hues

We are not yet done with the color wheel. Let’s now look at how you can use contrasting colors to create a perfect look. Just because these colors are on opposite sides doesn’t mean that they can’t complement each other well. You can mix tones of contrasting colors if you want to take your mixing up a notch.

You can wear red and green, blue and orange and violet and yellow. On paper, these colors may seem daring and quite striking. However, in reality, these contrasting shades work well together. There are unlimited options to combine colors, sizes, and styles when you want to come up with a perfect outfit.

How Can I make the Color Wheel Work for Me?

You should note that when you look at the traditional color wheel, one half is usually considered “warm” while the other half is “cool”. The “warm” side is usually the side with the “sunset” shades. You can bring vitality to your skin complexion and enhance your features so as to come up with colors that are suited to your skin.

If you have yellow undertone, you should go for the warmer shades in both halves of the color wheel. So reds, golden yellows, and deep turquoise will be suitable for you. If you have a cool undertone, colors that will flatter your complexion the most would be navy, ruby and shocking pink.

For darker skin tones or people with darker hair, teal shades of the hue are the best. If you have fairer skins, then aqua shades outfits are the best.

What Are Some of the Perfect Clothing Color Combination?

Green and Yellow

This color combination represents freshly cut grass on a summer day. The green and yellow combination will give you a fresh and clean look. The combination is also perfect on most complexions. You can partner a yellow blazer with a grey pair of jeans. You can then add green accessories and a fresh white shirt to get a bright look.

Pink and Pale Blue

Want an outfit that will remind you of the soft jasmine scent in a warm spring breeze? Then pale blue and pink is the combination to go with. You can try a pale blue sweater with a pink jacket to create a warm look that can melt away the remnants of winter.

Turquoise and Cobalt Blue

You can create a color match that is bright and powerful by combining cobalt blue with turquoise. You will achieve a look that speaks elegance and class. You can also create a styling partnership by adding gold and silver accessories.

Tan and Maroon

Tan is a neutral color that can be well styled with deep colors like maroon. This color combination creates an exciting look that is suitable for different types of skin tones.

Bottom-Line

You can combine colors perfectly when dressing or designing your own outfit. Although the art of combining colors can be a bit tricky, with these 5 tips, you can easily master this art. You can also get some ideas online like the red white and blue 4th of July shirts. You can also look at some work from international designers and borrow some ideas. Discover T-Shirts by international designers now!

Holiday Guest Post Round-Up, Shabtai Review, and Giveaway

The Little Man and our Christmas Tree

** UPDATE** This contest is now closed. Please see below for the winners.

The holidays are flying by at lightning speed.

Again.

Just like they always do.

YIKES!

But this year I decided I was going to be prepared. I actually started making my Christmas presents in September. That’s right! September! If you read my post about homemade limoncello and other presents to make, you will know I had to start that early to get the limoncello ready in time. (By the way, it’s amazing!)

I also decided that I was going to do my first-ever guest post series. The theme was gluten-free holidays. Well, due to my own crazy life, as well as the crazy lives of my wonderful guest bloggers, the posts were a bit sporadic. But I kind of liked it that way. Like a dash of seasoning here and there. So, I have decided to do a round up of the lovely recipes that they were gracious enough to offer to my readers in case you are looking for any last minute holiday ideas. They had some great ones. (And I will throw in a couple of my own, just because I can. It’s my blog!)

In addition, this post will contain a review about the new Shabtai Swiss Chocolate Roll. The lovely people at Shabtai were so sweet to send me one for review. But, not only did they send me one to review, the have offered a “sweet” giveaway to you. But, you will have to keep reading to find out what and how…

Holiday Guest Post Round-Up

First, let’s remember those fabulous women who were so kind as to offer great recipes and writing. We had Gluten-Free Gigi and her decadent Halloween Cupcakes. And, these chocolate cupcakes are good for anytime. Not just Halloween. Just use a little red and green frosting for Christmas. Or many colors for New Year’s Eve. Chocolate! It’s what’s for dinner! Uh? That’s not right. I mean… It’s what’s for …ANYTIME! There. That’s better.

Crustless Pumpkin Streusel Pie

Then, Kim from Cook IT Allergy Free gave us a peek into her holiday life with her Crustless Pumpkin Streusel Pie and Uncle Norm. What a fabulous take on a pumpkin pie. And, it sounds much more tasty to me. Plus, Uncle Norm just cracks me up.

Gluten-Free Crustless Fudge Pie

Next was Shirley from gfe – gluten-free easily. She gave us Crustless Fudge Pie – The Clark Kent of Pies. Oh, yeah! Superman, tights, Clark Kent… Oh, excuse me. Wha-? What was I doing? We were talking or something.

Gluten Free Christmas Cookies

Kim at Simple Ginger gave us Christmas Cookies back. I think a lot of you have realized that you miss regular Christmas cookies, but it didn’t occur to you until the holidays rolled around, and you realized that you couldn’t have them. But, now you can. Kim’s recipe and step-by-step photos and instructions are a wonderful help.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

And, last, but not least, was Iris from The Daily Dietribe. She gave us Sweet Potato Biscuits. Iris has been working so hard on her studies and finals, but she was able to give us this amazing recipe. The light, fluffy goodness just makes my mouth water.

Golden Beet, Persimmon, and Pomegranate Salad

I had a few of my own holiday recipes, in case any of them sound good to try out. There was Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins; Christmas Lasagna; Golden Beet, Persimmon and Pomegranate Salad; and Ginger Cake Cookies.

Maybe one of these recipes can help with an idea for the holidays we have left in this year. Or maybe something to try out in the new year.

Shabtai Swiss Chocolate Roll Review and Giveaway

It fell apart due to shipping, but it still tastes great.

Speaking of New Year, I think I have a way for three of you to ring in the new year very “sweetly”. The wonderful folks at Shabtai sent me a few goodies to try, including their Swiss Chocolate Roll. I must say, I really dig this roll. It is light and creamy at the same time.

And, I hope I don’t offend anyone at Shabtai, but I really mean this in a good way. It kind of reminds me of a very large Ho-Ho. Yes, the Hostess Ho-Ho. So, I decided to do a little bit of research. Did you know that the Swiss Roll has been around for a long time but was not created in Switzerland? It originated in Central Europe. And, the actual ho-ho was invented in a bakery in San Francisco in 1967. And, it looks like it was based on the Swiss Roll, not the other way around.

In addition, I am not the only one that feels this way. Check out this review by Gluten-Free Steve, and another review by Hold the Gluten. (That giveaway is closed, but…read on.)

Anyway, the point is that Shabtai made these wonderful rolls gluten-free for you and me. And, they have not just chocolate but also, raspberry and apricot. AND… they are giving away one of each of these rolls to three of you wonderful people.

Now, it is cutting it down to the wire, but Shabtai will do their best to get these to you by New Year’s Eve to celebrate the new year. If, for some reason, the post office can’t get them to you before the first of the year, you should have them soon after to start your new year.

So, here’s what you need to do to enter this giveaway. Just leave a comment below telling me which roll you would be most pleased to receive. We will pick three winners by December 27th at noon PST with a random number generator. This way we can get those rolls out to you as soon as possible. Just be sure to leave your email address at the prompt in the comment area so we can contact you as soon as possible. (The address doesn’t show up when you click “post a comment”.)

There are bonus entries, if you so choose.

~Post about this giveaway on your blog and/or share it on Facebook. Leave a separate comment here saying that you did.

~Tweet about this giveaway using @GlugleGFree and @GlutenFreeBakes. Leave a separate comment here saying that you did.

~Subscribe to Glugle Gluten-Free via reader or email (upper right-hand corner of page). Leave a separate comment here saying that you did.

~“Like” Glugle Gluten-Free on Facebook. Leave a comment here saying that you did.

~“Follow” me on Twitter. Leave a separate comment here saying that you did.

~“Friend” me on Facebook. Leave a separate comment here saying that you did.

~“Like” Shabtai on Facebook. Leave a comment here saying that you did.

~ “Follow” Shabtai on Twitter. Leave a comment here saying that you did.

You can go to Shabtai’s website to take a look at all of the products they offer, too. Some yummy looking stuff. And, by the way, their items are made in a dedicated gluten-free facility. Their products are also peanut-free, casein-free, lactose-free, soy-free, dairy-free, and corn-free. They are even kosher. Some products do contain eggs, though.

That’s it. Enter away. Leave a comment below. Do what ever bonus entries you want. Just be sure to leave a separate comment for each, since that’s how I will get the numbers for the winners. If you already follow or like, go ahead and leave a comment saying that you already do. That counts.

Have sweet dreams of Swiss Rolls dancing in your heads. I plan on this being the last post until after Christmas, so please have a happy holiday. See you after the craziness festivities are over.

Until later, here’s to…Living better, easily!

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**Update** Thanks to all of those who entered! Congratulations to the winners – Michelle, Linda, and Liz! I have already emailed you for your addresses. I really hope you enjoy your Swiss Rolls. I am posting the picture of the numbers chosen by random.org. I excluded my own comments to arrive at the comment numbers.