If you’re a Pineapples fan, you know we have a soft spot for patterns and colors, and that our only rule is to…break the rules. Even if we love prints, we know how hard it can be to learn the art of the mix & match.
Forget about the outdated ideas that you grew up with. In 2022, believe us, it’s not about what you wear but about how you wear it.
Don’t be afraid of taking risks and trying to find your personal style. When you see someone like Rihanna, you realize that when you’re having fun you always look cool. Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and been bored of seeing yourself wearing white t-shirts and black pants all the time? Let’s forget about basic colors, let’s dress like life itself is a party.
Ready for our class on how to mix & match or die trying?
Don’t worry if you feel unsure! We’re here to help with 5 tips that will literally change the way you see color and fashion.
1. Monochromatics for life
If the concept of mixing colors and prints is making you crazy, let’s start from the first level: pick a color and own it.
The easiest way to start this process is by going full monochromatic. What do we mean by that? Wear an outfit where every piece is the same color. When you’re ready for the next step, we’ll be here waiting.
2. The new neutrals to inspire you
Were you thinking of beige, dark blue, black, or maybe olive green? Well, be ready to be surprised because we’re actually talking about metallics straight out of a Sex & The City episode.
Believe us, metallic tones or textured fabrics will make your look go from basic to glam in seconds. Experiment with sequins, shiny textiles or fake leather and you will be the center of attention.
3. Primary colors for your everyday life
Trivia of the day: Do you know what the primary colors are?
If you’re here, it means that you’re at the Anna Wintour level and you already know it’s all about mixing the primary colors: blue, red and yellow.
Take a second to go back in time to your art lessons in school and remember these three colors are the ones that can create any other color. For example: red and blue creates purple, yellow and blue creates green, and so on.
So, what’s the trick? They’re great for color blocking (i.e. one color at the top and another at the bottom), or even all of them together.
4. Analogous colors are your best friends
Let’s remember a basic color tool that is very useful: the color wheel. All you need to remember is that the colors that are next to each other on the color wheel are called analogous colors (for example, red and orange or red and fuchsia), and the ones directly opposite are called contrasting colors (for example, red and green or purple and yellow).
Ok, now that you understand the concept, we can tell you the secret: the colors that are close on the color wheel look very good when you mix them, like green and blue or pink and purple. Try it on and believe us, it’s a life changing tip.
5. Together but not scrambled
This is a classic rule in fashion and even if you haven’t realized it, we’re sure you’re already using it.
It’s a very good way to mix and match, and not feel like you’re trying too much. The trick is to think about the pieces in your closet that have a similar pattern and to not be afraid of mixing them. The result is always as unexpected as it is fun!