Say NO to colour laws.....

Have you heard these phrases?

Red and Green Should Not Be Seen.
&
Blue and Green Should Never Be Seen Without Something in Between.

There are also many strong beliefs over other colour combinations being a no, no as well. Many Australians would cringe at the idea of green and gold or green and yellow being worn together unless it was for the sole purpose of attending or participating in a sporting event.


Whatever the real or imagined colour laws that float out there in our cosmos, I say a big:

I don't care.

I wholeheartedly believe colour combinations come down to tone, contrast and complementing appeals.

Playing with combinations that many Australians would shudder at, I threw this easy (my idea of lazy) combination together last week for a visit to my parents and to run errands after school drop off. I've been waiting for a chance to style my new to me op shopped green polka dot scarf, and thought it would be a great unexpected addition to an otherwise simple and easy outfit.


I further played on the shine and shimmer of the lurex by adding silver accessories* which are all gifts or thrifted
90's Lurex Tunic :: op shopped
Denim Vest :: op shopped
70's Green Polka Dot Scarf :: op shopped
Tights/Legging :: retail 
Buckled Peep Toe Ankle Boots :: retail on clearance
Bag: retail

* some would also say no to gold and silver together, not I!



I say don't be put off by perceived fashion and colour laws that state certain colours can't be worn together. If you are at all concerned and are wanting to experiment with caution with "forbidden colour combinations" adopt a 80/20 ratio with your chosen forbidden colour palette. Choose your dominate colour and make that eight percent of the focus of your outfit, team the rest with neutrals and then pop the outfit with injection of its "forbidden colour friend".

Do you follow any colour laws? Are there colour combinations you can't bring yourself to wear or are you a colour fiend?




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My Vintage Childhood: Say NO to colour laws.....

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Say NO to colour laws.....

Have you heard these phrases?

Red and Green Should Not Be Seen.
&
Blue and Green Should Never Be Seen Without Something in Between.

There are also many strong beliefs over other colour combinations being a no, no as well. Many Australians would cringe at the idea of green and gold or green and yellow being worn together unless it was for the sole purpose of attending or participating in a sporting event.


Whatever the real or imagined colour laws that float out there in our cosmos, I say a big:

I don't care.

I wholeheartedly believe colour combinations come down to tone, contrast and complementing appeals.

Playing with combinations that many Australians would shudder at, I threw this easy (my idea of lazy) combination together last week for a visit to my parents and to run errands after school drop off. I've been waiting for a chance to style my new to me op shopped green polka dot scarf, and thought it would be a great unexpected addition to an otherwise simple and easy outfit.


I further played on the shine and shimmer of the lurex by adding silver accessories* which are all gifts or thrifted
90's Lurex Tunic :: op shopped
Denim Vest :: op shopped
70's Green Polka Dot Scarf :: op shopped
Tights/Legging :: retail 
Buckled Peep Toe Ankle Boots :: retail on clearance
Bag: retail

* some would also say no to gold and silver together, not I!



I say don't be put off by perceived fashion and colour laws that state certain colours can't be worn together. If you are at all concerned and are wanting to experiment with caution with "forbidden colour combinations" adopt a 80/20 ratio with your chosen forbidden colour palette. Choose your dominate colour and make that eight percent of the focus of your outfit, team the rest with neutrals and then pop the outfit with injection of its "forbidden colour friend".

Do you follow any colour laws? Are there colour combinations you can't bring yourself to wear or are you a colour fiend?




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6 Comments:

At August 26, 2015 at 8:03 AM , Blogger Leisha said...

My only colour rule is to avoid drab colours and I am not really into wearing all black either. Winter is my least favourite season , all that black and dark colours. Xxx

 
At August 26, 2015 at 12:21 PM , Blogger Iliska Dreams said...

I just avoid colours that make me feel blah. Anything such as olive, mustard, some yellows and most greens. I feel yuck, and I know it is not just me, if I wear these colours I often get asked if I am okay or ill. Against my yellowish skin it does nothing for me.
But I think everyone should wear what ever colour combo they want.

 
At August 26, 2015 at 3:33 PM , Blogger Louise McDonagh said...

Like you, if I like it I wear it. I always wear gold and silver together too.

 
At August 26, 2015 at 3:33 PM , Blogger Louise McDonagh said...

Like you, if I like it I wear it. I always wear gold and silver together too.

 
At August 26, 2015 at 3:33 PM , Blogger Louise McDonagh said...

Like you, if I like it I wear it. I always wear gold and silver together too.

 
At August 27, 2015 at 1:08 AM , Blogger Vix said...

You look gorgeous, I think we've got the same denim waistcoat! My only rule regrading colour is the same as the artist Sue Kreitzman, "Don't wear beige— it might kill you." xxx

 

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