Opposites Attract

February 23, 2011

Today I’m sharing my second (and last) guest posting that I wrote for Kayley’s 
Sidewalk Ready Fashion.
Remember to go check out Kayley’s blog, she rocks!

Relationships.
What a complicated topic.
What about relationships with your clothes?
Yes, you know. That love/hate thing you got going on with your wardrobe.

“I don’t have anything to wear!  Urgg I need to go shopping.”

or

“I love this sweater, I’ve had it since high school.”

See what I mean…we fight with our clothes, make huge piles of clothes trying to decipher what looks best with what, we cherish certain items that make us smile, cry when we ruin a favorite jean or top in the wash, we have relationships with our clothes. Weird, I know.  Same as interpersonal relationships, opposites sometimes do attract in our “clothes relationships” as well.

I love feeling inspired by picking odd styles and pairing them together. Meshing vintage with a punk vibe, or classic pieces with eclectic ones.  But my favorite way of making opposites attract with my outfits is with contrasting colors.  

Grab your color wheel folks.



Now, complementary colors are a great way to get this contrasting vibe, picking colors that are on direct opposite sides of the color wheel.   For this outfit today, I went for split complementary colors…getting technical on ya!

Split complementary are formed when complementary colors (like purple and yellow) are found, then choosing an additional color on either side of that complement, like green-yellow or yellow orange.


My relationship with this sweater is borderline obsessive…
I call it my Frodo coat and I wear it all the time.

Outfit:
Sweater: Urban Outfitters / Top: Target / Jeans: IT! (from Plato’s) / Scarf: jb&me
Socks: Smartwool / Shoes: Sorel (Gazelle Sports) Earrings: thrifted / Bracelets: gift

This outfit contains these split colors:
purple, yellow, green, and orange, with the yellow/orange being on the subtle side.

What are your favorite colors to contrast with?  Do you stick with the basic complementary colors are bring in their split companions?  Try mixing colors that you normally wouldn’t do.  You’d be surprised how fancy you might just look.




Pictures taken by Grace…with Kenz!
Aren’t they adorable!

 Thanks again for making me smile (Kenz) and taking lovely pictures (Grace)!







3 thoughts on “Opposites Attract

  1. Erica

    I love the scarf too & your cute knee socks. Found your blog via “with love from Michigan” I am also a blogger from the mitten. 🙂
    <3 Erica

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