Saturday, December 27, 2014

Orange & Blue: What to Do


    I finally broke down and bought the Bake Shop Browsing dress in the blue and white bicycle print from ModCloth before it sold out.  I had to buy a size larger than usual since that's all that was left, so it's going to need a little tailoring, but I knew I'd regret not getting this one.


    I love the bright blue color but it's definitely a summer dress.  Since summer is so remote, I really wanted to pair it with orange for a fall/winter feel.  If you're familiar with the color wheel you know that orange and blue are opposites and can look very harsh together.  To better balance this color combo I chose a rust (orange-red) colored cardi.  The addition of a little red to the orange brings a better balance when pairing it with blue.

Here's a color wheel showing the colors I used.  Notice that most of the colors are on the same ring of the wheel.




     I did a little print mixing here and used a scarf from Target that has that same color of rust but also with the colors of raspberry pink (red-violet) and plum purple (violet-red).  To accessorize I added a brown belt, raspberry bag and dark blue heels.



Voila!  My summer dress is ready for fall/winter and I think I love it even more.

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Dress and shoes  ModCloth,com
Cardi, Scarf, Purse Target.com

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