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
* 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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