Something I have noticed about the way I style my wardrobe is that I tend to go for more traditional color pairings. I always admire the way other bloggers and fashion designers manage to pair colors together I never would have thought of. I decided as an experiment to look at some images of both modern runway and vintage fashions and pull out the color palettes to have a closer look at how I could incorporate them into my own wardrobe.
|Image from Pinterest, possibly Vogue|
|Schiaparelli Couture (style.com)|
|Flickr, click for link|
|Street style, I can't find the original source though :(|
Another color I would never think of for fall is this dusty lavender. This outfit layers colors so beautifully, I adore the similar tones in the different textures. Then there is the pairing of the army green with the lavender, what an interesting combination! I would never have thought of pairing the two together, but now I am thinking a dusty purple blouse would be wonderful to pair with my army green pencil skirt.
|Michael Kors (style.com)|
|Dries Van Noten (style.com)|
|Vogue, September 1943|
|Dreis Van Noten (style.com)|
Lastly for today we have another look from Dries, this time in deep navy, burgundy, and bright rusty orange. I think the colors in this image are just divine, so rich and perfect for fall! Being that blue and orange are complimentary colors, it makes a lot of sense that this ensemble would be striking and catch the eye. The addition of burgundy makes the pairing of the first two colors less graphic and more decadent, more almost exotic looking. I am really excited to try and make up an outfit from my closet using these colors.
What do you guys think? Do you tend to stick to more classical or subdued color pairings or are you more daring? It is something I am definitely trying to work on to make the most of my wardrobe!