Do you watch fashion shows and wonder how these extravagant attires are conceptualized? Well, fashion designers have the skills required to mix and match, so they can produce interesting eye-catching combinations. From the fabrics they select, to the drape, the shape preference for the models – everything is well thought to captivate our attention. That said, the art of mixing and matching apparel is a natural ability or a learned skill. So, though your wardrobe is full of an amazing collection of clothes from JCPenney, pairing outfits with each other, maybe an uphill task. No worries! We’ve put together this guide on women’s outfits to help you master the art of mix and match.
Color, Color, What Color?
Your first step is gaining some basic knowledge about color matching. The primary colors on the color wheel – red, blue, and yellow – work great for a monochrome look. When you’re pairing these primary colors with each other, it’s best to go for their toned version. It will help create contrast in the most balanced way. Then, come the analogous color schemes that use colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. These shades match well and create a serene and cohesive look. Think green tees with black leggings.
You can also choose complementary colors that are opposite to each other on the wheel. For example, a combination of turquoise and maroon or violet and yellow. Lastly, black is one color that goes with just about everything. However, avoid paring intense bright hues with black.
How About Some Print and Pattern Mixing?
Here’s an inside trick to wearing prints – Larger prints are best paired with smaller prints and vice versa. So, if you are wearing a floral top, think of pairing it with a thin striped sweater and skinny jeans. You can also choose to club a printed top with solid denim or vice versa. Additionally, keep prints from the same color family when pairing them. For example, stripes in a complementary color palette, like black and white or red and white, would look great for a houndstooth coat, dress, jacket, or sweater.
Why Not Let Accessories do the Talking?
From the handbag you carry to the shoes you wear, the makeup, hairdo, and jewelry you choose, all of them play an important part in deciding whether your outfit collage was a hit or a miss. So be extra cautious when deciding the fashion accessories. For example, you can consider matching your satchel to your top or decide to opt for brown boots with a blue shirt and denim to create contrast. Similarly, select your jewelry as per the occasion and attire for a wholesome look.
Use these tips to keep creating refreshing looks, and your friends will soon be asking you for advice! Click a few pictures of your outfit experiments and tag #AllAtJCP and then, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to see if you are featured.