Wednesday, June 13, 2012

10 Ways to Wear Bright Colors #7

7. Go Monochromatic with Brights.
Head-to-toe cobalt or yellow? Why not? Not only are brights great layered with other brights, they are also pretty worn monochromatically. If all that bright is too much for you, opt for varying hues of one color, like the different tones of yellow pictured.



Below is a monochromatic combination of yellow



Below is Looklet model Marlene
On Marlene:
Top - Bless
Belt - Saddler
Skirt - Acne
Bracelet 1 - Pilgrim
Bracelet 2 - Elvira Sazesh
Heels - Karen Millen



Marlene's 2nd look:

Top - Bless
Belt - Saddler
Skirt - Sonia By Sonie Rykiel
Bracelet 1 - Pilgrim
Bracelet 2 - Elvira Sazesh
Clutch - D&G
Heels - Karen Millen


On both looks, I used the purple hue for Marlene. One reason why I chose this is because purple is one of the best hues that can be used on her color (due to a naturally yellow undertone). Also, see how the soft and light-weight top perfectly rests on all the right places! The color, texture, and delicacy accentuates her beautiful neck, shoulders, and chest. It's just so simply there, yet it gives off such huge chic points! And by the way, this is one way to show skin without looking "slutty".

Going back to rule #7.  A monochromatic looks means using a combination of different hues that belong to just one group/palette.  Remember rule #6 where two different bright colors may tone down each other while they may be eye-sores when used alone unless donned the "right" way? Well here's one way to use a single bright color...dress monochromatically. 

20 comments:

  1. nice. maybe i should try mixing bright colors.

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  2. I like her cuff! :D

    I can't wear loud colors all over, hindi din kasi mag-m-match sa personality ko. What I usually do is the pop of color strategy.

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    1. Thanks, Rae...I'm sure your mood/personality for the day is important as well. You're right, we dress to please ourselves first :)

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  3. definitely a yes! I tend to go monochromatic many times basically for laziness LOL... I didn't want to think and analyze the color combination I carry for the day. Other times, I just don't care and just mix and match different colors.. sometimes they may clash but I don't care LOL

    Spanish Pinay

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    1. hahaha Tama for laziness! Mixing and matching colors may and will have awesome outcomes as well. The fact that you don't care and come out being confident with what you're wearing makes all the difference. Boo to looking like everyone else! :)

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  4. if only I have that body I care less about colors and stuff.. they'll blend well when you carry it well.. but this one is just awesome :)

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    1. Hehe I understand where you're coming from. I'm "round" myself. That's one thing I have to work on soon. Clothing for different body types. Thanks for reminding me :)

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  5. The combination is beautiful coupled with a bright yellow bag! I wish i was thinner, hehehe. To alleviate my confidence, I always remind myself that at least I have a pretty face. Exercise can remedy the body but not everyone can go through the knife to have plastic surgery :P

    Thanks for liking the latest entry in my blog. I hope you Mom liked the photos too :)

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  6. I've always loved monochromatic combinations, It's fun playing with colors. i'll try this one out soon. Thanks for the tips. Very useful indeed. :-)

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    1. Thank you! Like what another blogger said, you can use this when you're in your "tamad" mode. It's still a very pretty idea :)

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  7. i love colors! i will do this soon! :)

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  8. love the 2nd look! just hope it suits me :)

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  9. i like the last photo.. I could wear the top but not the skirt. lol.

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    1. Hehe me too, I'm quite bottom-heavy :)

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  10. The last photo looks great. But I don't really that fashionable.

    **visiting from BC bloggers**

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