his ensemble: colour your life

Colour plays such an important role in our wardrobes. Colour can influence our mood and our thoughts. It can tell a lot about our personalities. Reds, oranges and yellows evoke feelings of warmth and comfort. Blues, purples and greens convey calmness and feelings of sadness. Colours have different meanings in different cultures; certain colours play significant roles in major life events, wearing white at weddings and black at funerals for instance. It would be a pretty boring world if we only saw shades of black, white and grey.

When I came across the gentlemen pictured above, his colour blocking outfit instantly commanded my attention. I loved the bravado of his sartorial choices. It speaks volumes about his personality; confident, bold, someone that doesn’t take life too seriously. Fashion is supposed to be fun after all!

If you want to be more adventurous with colour but uncertain about combinations, refer to a colour wheel to make sure your choices clash in a good way. Colours positioned on opposite ends of the wheel are complementary colours and will ensure maximum contrast. Colours next to each other are analogous colours and will provide harmony. If you’re not quite ready to wear colour clashing pieces, you can always work in one statement piece and wear with neutrals for that element of colour pop.

Get this look:

a. Jacket with Pocket Square, $232.34, Antony Morato, asos.com
b .Madras-Check Cotton Shirt, $225, Woolrich Woolen Mills, mrporter.com
c. Roc Slim-fit Cotton-blend Trousers, $205, Acne, mrporter.com
d Stripe Sock, $16.95, happysocks.com
e. Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Seasonal, $50, converse.com.au

f. Slim Fit Blazer, $108.65, asos.com
g. Open Check Shirt, $99, countryroad.com.au
h. Chino, $183.87, Polo Ralph Lauren, asos.com
i. Stripe Sock, $16.95, happysocks.com
j. Cotu Classic Canvas, $69.95, Superga, theiconic.com.au

Note: Prices correct at time of posting

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