Style Inspiration: Bold and Bright Looks
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By Valis Vicenty June 08, 2012
Avoid overdoing it by keeping your jewelry and accessories to a minimum. You want the focus to be on the brights, not on your bag.
Pairing a bright hue with a matching print can be an easy way to highlight the shade and add variety. Start with a vivid top or sweater and finish with a vibrantly printed skirt or shorts.
Some of the best and easiest shades to start with are primary pigments. Stick to choosing complementary colors for the optimum pairing possibilities.
If punching up your color palette with primaries is too harsh to start with, a better option may be to shift to softer hues to incorporate a feminine flair into your wardrobe.
Wear complementary colors to break up the shade scheme by donning a brightly colored skirt with a more muted top and shoes. You can also add a thick solid belt to your ensemble as Tamera Mowry-Housley did.
The same color family, that is. Different shades of the same hue will help you look like you mixed and matched on purpose, not like you got dressed in the dark.
A kaleidoscope of color has made its way onto international runways this season, but mixing colors may seem a tricky trend to master for some. There’s no need for brights to give you a fright once you learn the correct way of working with a color wheel of possibilities. We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you revive your style with a sunnier outlook.
To avoid intense color overload, wear a vibrant piece with a neutral piece to strike the ideal balance. For example, pair a neutral top like Tia Mowry-Hardrict’s with jewel-tone pants.