Never fail Colour Combinations

Documenting what we wear has become so popular that it’s easy to garner inspiration from our Instagram/ Snapchat/ Facebook Feeds but this doesn’t mean it’s necessarily easy to turn those pictures into reality.  This simple guide will help you master some stylish combinations that NEVER fail.

Khaki, black and white

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Pictures via Pinterest – Photographers unknown

Since the monochrome trend of a few years ago black and white have become staples in our wardrobes. This trend saturated our senses and let’s be honest, we’ve got a little bored with it.  The next step in our mono evolution is to add another colour.  As the pics above prove (thank you street style on Pinterest) you can mix up any combination of these three colours.  Whether khaki is on top or bottom, teamed with B&W it works without fail.

 

Navy, cream (and red/orange)

Pictures via Pinterest – Left Nicole Warne, Right Unknown

Navy and cream are a true classics when worn together.  The combination is a softer take on it’s Monchrome sister B&W and has become a go to every season with cream blouse + Navy peacoat combos in winter and Breton striped t shirts and cut off jeans in Summer.

Navy and cream alone would be considered an elegant albeit conservative option but chuck on a red lip or bold red coat and you take your outfit to another level.

 

3. Denim and pretty much any other colour.

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Pictures via Pinterest – Photographers Unknown

In almost all situations faded Denim can be treated as a neutral, meaning it works back with most combinations; a little like it’s friend grey marl.  Our eyes are so used to seeing denim that it’s becomes a non-colour.  Easily worked into any outfit and kind to the colours it’s worn alongside; faded denim can be worn noon or night.

This is a sub-category of my favourite Denim combinations

Denim and Cream

Denim, White and Charcoal

Denim and Navy

Denim and Primary’s like Red and Green.

Put simply,  a base of Black, Navy, White, Cream, Khaki and Grey Marl and faded Blue Denim will work with any accent colour you’d like to add. It’s worth investing in well cut, classic items in these colours because you’ll find they will stand the test of time and outlive any fads.

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Created on Polyvore
Created on Polyvore

 

I am often told I must have a huge wardrobe, given my job and all.  The truth is my wardrobe is quite simple.  I have 2 children… Anyone with kids knows that the window of daily styling is a small one, often involving sticky fingers tugging at our shirt tails.

A well planned wardrobe is the key to maximising the outfits you can create without the fuss.

Capsule wardrobes are popular in blog land and for good reason.  You have a select number of items that all work back together.

Keeping colours simple and compatible is the trick with this plan.  I find this easy due to my love of black, white and denim.  But I could easy add coloured pieces to work with this selection from pastels to bright red or khaki.

In this lay out I have covered most possible styling scenarios from school and errand runs in black jeans white shirt and denim jacket to evening in black dress pants, white shirt and tuxedo jacket; lunch with friends – denim shirt, Aline skirt.  The options are endless.

I created this lay out on Polyvore. Sadly Balmain is out of my budget so that wont be the exact jacket I purchase but the inspiration is there to keep me focused on my sartorial plans!

 

Lady Luck

Lady Luck
Dressing like a lady has always felt like childhood dress ups for me but there is a time and place for a special dress and there are some beautifully ladylike dresses available this season. The dress above is a great example of the luxurious silks and rich tones designers opting for.
This style is perfect for our enviable waisted hour-glass figured friends. Team it with some pointy pumps and bright lips and start acting like a lady.