Winter is not over, but in the fashion world our eyes are already on the next season. One of the trends you’ll see is hot pink as well as other bright, saturated colors like Kelly green. So why not combine the two? I love pink and green together and have felt so inspired lately.
Pink and Green for Spring
Now, nowhere is it written that pink and green can only be worn for Spring, you CAN wear them now in the middle of Winter! The pieces I was able to shop my closet for this outfit and the pieces are more suited for Spring.
Let’s also say that these colors are always ‘in’ but when they’re “on trend” you see them EVERYWHERE! To further the point, the pieces I am wearing are all purchases from last year and the year before.
How to Wear Colors Together
If combining colors isn’t something you feel completely comfortable doing, here’s some help! If you aren’t already familiar with the color wheel, check it out here. You can wear monochromatic colors combinations, complementary color combinations, analogous combinations, split complementary combinations, triadic color combinations, and tetradic combinations.
Monochromatic combinations are shades of the same color worn together, while complementary combinations are colors directly across from one another on the wheel (blue and orange). Analogous combinations are colors that sit side by side on the color wheel and split complementary combinations include combining one color with 2 other colors symmetrically placed around it. Triadic combinations occur when you draw a triangle on the color wheel and combine the colors from each point and tetradic combinations are found when you draw a square on the wheel and combine four colors rather than three.
Pink and green are complementary colors because they sit on opposite sides of the color wheel. So, if you needed permission, you just got it! Free yourself from thinking that you cannot combine colors together unless you have some kind of unifying print – you can certainly do that but it is not necessary.
My Pink and Green Outfit
My green pants are so old and from Gap – like 10 years old. They’re a classic style and I love the color. They don’t get worn nearly enough which is probably one of the reasons they’ve lasted so long! I bought my green shirt last year from Gap, this one is similar. The greens are very similar so I am combining them. My bright pink blazer and shoes tie it all together. I recently heard one of my favorite YouTubers say to wear colors in couples or pairs. Even if it’s one small piece worn with a larger piece (if you look closely you can see my pink bracelet, I used it as the 2nd piece when I wasn’t wearing the blazer).
Speaking of the blazer, I have a few options for you since mine is old. However, my blazer is available in other colors – they have new ones for this year. It really is the best blazer and the price cannot be beat. I am wearing it in a size small but I have other colors in a medium.
Just in case you’re feeling the urge to add some green and pink into your wardrobe, here are some new pieces at Target:
- Styling a Short Sleeve Turtleneck
- Finally Fall Friday Favorites
- Then and Now: Scarves
- Evereve Fall Try On
- Then and Now: Jeans
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