5 Unusual Colours for Clothing and How to Style Them

Are there particular colours that you find difficult to pull off when it comes to your clothing? You’re not alone, as there are many other people who spend a lot of time determining what colours work best for them and what don’t. It’s not uncommon for someone to spend months or even years putting together a serviceable wardrobe that only comprises colours that look good on them. Doing so comes with the assurance that one will look put together no matter what article of clothing they happen to pull out of their cabinet.

But there’s also nothing wrong with experimenting with a wide variety of colours. Going out of your colour comfort zone from time to time can help you discover more about your personal style and perhaps change the way people perceive you for the better. If your fashion experimentation has brought you closer to colours that are seemingly difficult to wear, such as the ones listed below, there are a few tips and tricks you can turn to so that you can still pull off a fashionable look on your first try.

Fuchsia and Purple

It can be a bit daunting to commit to a fuchsia or purple outfit, especially if you’re dealing with statement pieces like a trench coat, a suit jacket, a playsuit, or a maxi dress. Wearing such a big chunk of vibrantly coloured clothing in public means embracing the attention that fuchsia and purple naturally draw in—and enjoying it.

Once you’ve got this part of the dressing-up process down, the next phase is seeing which accessories can keep your look balanced. You’re better off pairing clothes in analogous colours, like a red or pink shirt, to complement a fuchsia jacket or a purple pair of pants, for example. Wear other apparel, like socks for women, in neutral colours like black or navy so that they complement rather than take the attention away from the main featured colour of your outfit.

Cobalt Blue

Blue is an easy colour to mix and match with others, but a dazzling shade like cobalt blue can be a little tricky to work with at first. A good way to use this colour as a part of your outfit is to dress entirely in cobalt blue. You can do this by wearing a dress, a jumpsuit, or a jacket in the said colour.

Next, pair it with something white or grey so that the overall look of your ensemble is still neutral. Green pieces or pieces in other shades of blue can also be agreeable alternatives. If you’re feeling bold, you can also do the opposite and pair a cobalt blue piece with something red, rust-coloured, or even chartreuse. This will create an eye-catching contrast that will make sure you’re seen and heard no matter where you go.

Lemon Yellow

Lemon yellow is a loud colour that is best paired with neutral colours like white, black, grey, or warm brown. If you’re going to accessorize while wearing a lemon yellow outfit, try small pieces that have blues, violets, and even fuchsia in them.

A lemon yellow dress with prints in the aforementioned colours can also look bright, sunny, and playful. When done right, accessories in pale or olive green can also complement a yellow getup, but make sure that these details won’t steal the thunder of your outfit’s main colour.

Lime Green

Lime green is another colour that can be difficult to pair with others. Still, it’s possible to wear it in such a way that it complements a wide variety of colours.

For instance, a lime green shirt looks perfectly fine with blue denim jeans and jackets or a black skirt. A lime green suit jacket, on the other hand, does a good job of highlighting an all-black ensemble in a casual setting. If you’re going for a more playful look, however, try pairing your lime green pieces with pink accessories to really bring a pop of colour anywhere you go.

Candy Pink

Just like the other colours on this list, a candy pink outfit can work well with neutral colours like black, white, and grey. It’s also an option to wear it alongside other warm colours like red, orange, and salmon pink. If you want to add variety to the texture of your pink outfits, try wearing ruffled dresses and textiles that look good when frilled, like lace, chiffon, or muslin. After all, if you’re going to wear candy pink, you might as well remind people of the inspiration for the colour.

Lots of colours may initially seem quite challenging to wear, but you can quickly overcome this hurdle by being open-minded about your colour choices. It also helps to check out ensembles that other people have worn before in the colours that pose a particular challenge to you. With a bit of experimentation and some budding confidence, you’ll be able to put together difficult colours in the most stylish manner—and you may end up really happy about the results!

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