“Everything goes with Black” — or so we’re told by many so-called style gurus. But the truth is that within any woman’s range of mountain-top best colors, nearly everything goes with everything. We just haven’t been taught to see the possibilities. Links are a great way to get started …
Let’s say you have green eyes and wanted to emphasize them with a wardrobe capsule in Sage Green. Your initial coordinate choice might be cream – workable but not terribly exciting.
Who would think of mixing that green with purple? Sounds like a Mardi Gras costume, right? But see how rich and sophisticated it looks with a scarf that includes both colors (and indeed the boot cokor as well). Unexpected in the very best way!
And the same unexpected flair results from mixing the Sage with a dusty aqua, linked with a Sage and aqua paisley accessory. Or Sage plus blush or coral, again with a linking accessory. The possibilities are endless. (If you aren’t confident about scarf tying, check my easy video how-tos HERE.)
As effective as scarves are for linking, they aren’t the only option. A multi-color necklace works equally well.
Or a patterned garment – print blouse, plaid jacket, jacquard sweater, etc. – can also link solid garments into outfits. These examples are from Jjill current collection.
By now you’ve undoubtedly realized that the multi-color pieces in your own closet can suggest new ways to combine solid garments you already own. If the patterned piece is flattering on you, there’s a very good chance the combined solids will be equally flattering.
You might challenge yourelf to use this trick to build a new-to-you outfit every day this week. I’d love to hear about your results.