Do you have an abundance of black or neutral clothing in your closet? Why not welcome the spring fashion trends of 2022 by incorporating even more prints, patterns, and brilliant colors into your looks? Consider color matches to pair brighter shades together, and then start small by incorporating a few accessories into your everyday look. Soon, you’ll be adding splashes of color and prints to your outfits and wondering why you didn’t do it sooner.
Look For Color Complements
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The color wheel, invented by Sir Isaac Newton in the 18th century, represents the collaboration of colors. Color matching these corresponding colors with one another can improve the look of your clothing.
Combine Bright Colors With A Variety Of Patterns And Prints
Including a vibrant pattern or print is one of the simplest ways to show that you put a lot of thought into your attire. Patterns are repeated designs that are either woven into the fabric or printed, whereas prints are patterns that are applied to the top of the material using a variety of methods such as screen or digital printing. Consider the patterns and prints listed below:
Geometric designs: These feature shapes such as squares, triangles, and trapezoids. Houndstooth is an example of repeating geometric designs in two colours.
Gingham: This design is made from dyed cotton yarn woven into a checkered pattern, usually consisting of white and another colour.
Herringbone: Typically found on twill, herringbone has a V-shape weave with a repeating pattern that looks like a fish skeleton.
Paisley: A Persian pattern that features a teardrop design, paisley is usually found on silk items such as scarves and ties.
While conventional wisdom holds that patterns cannot be mixed, several of the most stylish dressers do so on a regular basis. Mixing patterns is an excellent way to show self-confidence while also adding a fun element to your outfit. Layering these patterns with different scales is one of the most effective ways to mix them, so pair a small one with a larger-scale pattern.
If the thought of incorporating a slew of colors and prints into your outfits makes you nervous, start small with a subtle piece of clothing. Among the most effective accessory options are the following:
Bag: While neutral bags go with everything, try a yellow, red, or green bag to liven up your outfit.
Hat: Not only are hats fun to wear, but you can also use them to add colour.
Scarf: An inexpensive accessory, scarves give you endless possibilities with block colours, stripes, and patterns.
Shoes: While shoes might not necessarily be an accessory since you need to wear them, they’re perhaps the best way to add colour to a neutral outfit.
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Patterns and prints immediately stand out and can brighten up any outfit. Experiment with different layouts and step outside of your comfort zone. By understanding the fundamentals of color matching, you can use various prints and patterns to add a splash of color to your ensemble.