Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Triadic

This outfit features a 'triadic' color scheme: colors that are evenly spaced around the color wheel. This is a great approach for a colorblock look, since the colors have such striking contrast to one another. With this one I used the navy blue to evenly divide the different sections of the outfit, and made sure all the other pieces were large and continuous chunks of solid color.

Generally when I mix colors in an outfit I like to use different shades of the same basic hue; however with a colorblock look it's really better to match the colors where they repeat or else the effect is lost. Thus my hat, belt, and shoes are all exactly the same shade. Compare today's outfit with this one, where I mixed up several different shades of blue and green for a completely different look.

Hat: vintage
Shirt: F21
Cardigan: Max Studio
Obi belt: Sunhee Moon
Skirt: thrifted
Shoes: Paolo

4 comments:

Brittney said...

I must say, I love the fact that you wear belts, and that you wear them correctly and stylishly! Also, those blue shoes are adorable.

Sal said...

And I love that this outfit features red, white, and blue and yet doesn't conjure up any 4th of July imagery. Although the other triad member might have something to do with that ...

kittyscreations said...

I love the bright, bold colors in this outfit. And that hat is absolutely fabulous!

attiladesign said...

Wow! You look absolutely FABulousiousos ;))))!!
That A Day at the Races HAt is BEAUTIFUL- you should list that in your shop!!
Thank you for flaunting my stuff!
Love,
Tiina