How to Match Clothes for the Best Look

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Here is a foolproof guide to matching colors and clothes. Everybody should learn at least some basic principles or dressing since one's outfit is the expression of his inner world.

First and foremost, learn some basic knowledge about color match. After all fashion is the harmony of colors. Then prepare necessary elements in your wardrobe according to your preference, work and life style, including tops, bottoms, dresses and accessories.

Principles for Matching Colors

  • Black is the go-to color for almost anyone. Red, blue, and yellow are known as the primary colors. All other colors come from a combination of these three hues. Yellow looks good with black, however as it has the tendency to look bright, it is always better to go for lighter shades of yellow when pairing with black. Yellow can also be paired with light green and light orange shades.
  • Choose complementary colors. Two is a good number to shoot for. Some complementary pairings are: orange/blue, violet/yellow, turquoise/maroon. Refer to the color wheel to find complementary colors.
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  • Analogous Colors together sometimes work, too. Hues that are similar to one another on the color wheel create a harmonious and cohesive look. Red and pink usually don't go together, but can actually be combined for a fabulously unexpected look if handled properly.
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    Tips For Matching Your Clothes

  • One of the most important things is to look neat and clean and always have fitting clothes. Clean and appropriate outfit will leave a good first impression to others. Even if you are not very stylish or fashionable, you need to have clothes which are unsoiled, un-scuffed, and neatly fitting.
  • If possible, design your own characteristic ensemble. This is the best way to make it your thing and avoid awkward situation in which your clothes are exactly the same with someone. Try Edraw fashion design solutions.
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  • Find out what kind of colors best suit your skin tone i.e. warm colors or cool colors. You want to make sure you have a few of your favorite colors in your closet.
  • As a rule of thumb, it is better to have some neural colored bottom like beige, black, white and jean. These are easiest to match and you can always grab, put on and go. Primary colors can work great for a monochrome look, which means styling an outfit using only one color. This idea seems basic, but when executed correctly, appears modern and chic. Utilizing only one color lengthens and streamlines the body.
  • Remember that we generally make mistakes when we are in a hurry. So always, arrange your clothes in advance to make sure you escape a disaster. Besides using a mirror, you can apply Edraw fashion design software to see whether two colors coordinate. In Edraw, you can change colors easily by using the color bar or color palette.
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  • Do not make the assortment of too many bright colors. It would be too much for the eyes. And if you are itching to put in some ultra-bright color in your wardrobe, you need to go as low as possible. For instance, a fluorescent yellow tee is a no-no but florescent yellow shoes are okay.
  • Mixing and matching allows you to wear diversified and exciting looks even when you have a small wardrobe. Don't throw away clothes that you are not in the mood for. Try them later or mix them with other styles of accessories and you will gain refreshing look and feelings.
  • Prepare some accessories including jewelry, scarves (if you like scarves), belts, shoes and handbags. Buy a scarf which can similarly be used in either a formal or casual context. Women can get jewelry to emphasize a formal vs. casual outfit as well by having one set which looks elegant and another which looks fun.
  • Last but not least, a little bit of tweaking with your hairstyle, shoes etc. also helps in changing the look.
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