How to match colours in an outfit ?
The combination of colours in an outfit is one of the basic foundations of a clothing style, so we decided to tackle the subject to help many people.
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"The most beautiful colour in the world is the one that suits you"- Coco Chanel
The influence of colours
The study of colours on our behaviour and the perception of those around us is nothing new. A study was carried out with a panel of 1000 people on how they perceive others according to the colour of the clothes they choose and there are some fascinating findings.
"You never get a second chance to make a first impression."
It is an old adage but entirely true. A stranger will have judged you within the first few seconds of meeting you, and you will need to have an impressive charm to change their conclusion.
After asking the survey panel to rate the colours they found most attractive in their potential partners, a key finding was made. People generally liked to see other people wearing the same colours, which they themselves chose to look confident in. Colours such as black, red, blue and white came up frequently in the responses.
So it's time to bring the colour of your outfit to the forefront!
Basic wardrobe colours
Unfortunately, it is more difficult for men to dare to wear certain colours. A man's wardrobe should consist of 5 basic colours:
These 5 basic colours are a must-have, especially if you are a beginner in the field. Of course this also includes all their shades and combinations such as blue-grey or camel.
For example, you can easily use the White for your t-shirts and shirts, the Blue in your jackets/coats and jeans, and finally Brown for your belts and shoes.
The placement of colours in an outfit
When designing an outfit, your aim will be touse contrasts on the parts of your body that you want to highlight, in this case the objective is to direct the eyes towards your face. The easiest way, if you are a beginner, is to use light colours on the upper body and dark dark colours on the lower body.
You may as well use light colours on the inside of your outfit and darker colours on the outside.
Beware, contrary to what you might think, white and black are not easy colours to wear. The associated colours must be rather dark for black and in light shades for white.
The assembly of colours
If you don't want to take any risks don't mix more than 3 colours at a time! Any more than that and it will be difficult to keep your outfit in harmony.
The colours should be matched to your skin colour. As mentioned earlier, to highlight your face, you should use colours that contrast it. The contrast between your clothes should reflect the contrast between your skin and hair.
LOW SKIN/HAIR CONTRAST
If you have fair skin and light hair, avoid strong contrasts that will blur your face. The use of pastel colours will be perfect.
SKIN/HAIR CONTRAST MODERATE
If you have moderate skin and hair contrast, you should go for grey, blue and brown, and their various variations.
For darker skins the rule remains the same, you must recreate a contrast. The use of "earth" colours will always be a success. In addition, primary colours or rather strong colours will also suit you very well.
The recall of colours in an outfit
For create harmony in your outfitTo create harmony in your outfit, the colour scheme is essential.
You can match the colour of a shirt or accessory to the colour of your eyes.
You can match the colour of a garment with the colour of your hair.
You can try to reproduce a colour from your outfit with a different intensity to make it more homogeneous. In this case, the use of the colour wheel can be useful.
Of course, these tips are only the basics for your outfit, practice in front of the mirror to understand the colours that suit you. With more experience, you will be able to understand how it works and dare to use more colours.