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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

They are only colors; play with them!!!

Hey, I know it's spring and all the flowers are springing forth. Well why don't you spring forth the beauty of colors in your outfit as well? Well I figured you all might be bored with my face, so I decided to make this post without including myself. I think this is the season where women outdo men the most, because women feel more comfortable in bright colors than men do. Are you having the fear of combining wrong colors and looking awkward? Well I would make things easier for you. They are only colors; play with them! Some of you might have heard of it, others might have not, and the rest may not know it could be applied to clothing, but there is something called a COLOR WHEEL. It consists of a couple of colors, and basically colors opposite each other on the wheel, are complementary. Meaning they look great when combined with each other. When combined, they give a vibrant look, and you stand out!

Color Wheel

I am going to go ahead and create 2 outfit collages with the color wheel. For the male outfit, I am using a yellow and blue color scheme. Which as you can see, are opposite on the wheel

For the female outfit, I am using a red and green color scheme, which is also complementary on the color wheel

I just put these outfits together using the color wheel, so WHY CAN'T YOU? For the male outfit, I basically went with a blue floral shirt, yellow mustard slim fit pants and brown accessories. And for the female outfit, I went with red pants, a green top, a black blazer, and complementary accessories. You don't have to go by this, but it's just an example of how you can make effective use of the color wheel. Now you don't have an excuse not to look smashing over the spring season. If you don't remember anything from this post, remember this - They are only colors; play with them!

I planned not to include myself in this post, but I really can't help my vain self. I was interviewed by a fellow blogger, Annie, from Alongtheway-annie.blogspot.com recently. You can view the interview here. You sure would get to know more about me. I hope this post is helpful to you. I am not a stylist, and neither do I aspire to be one. If this makes you mistake me for one, it only means I did something right. Stay XcessPified :)


Friday, March 2, 2012

The day a married woman told me she wished her husband dressed like me, I figured I was doing something right.

Yea, this is the outfit I wore to the fashion show. I had a little fear of awkwardness when I thought about combining the printed brooch with a printed shirt, but glad it came out really nice. The colors on the brooch gave a decent contrast to the colors on the shirt which made all colors stand out. On the other hand, the pant and the blazer were well fitted which gave the outfit a sharp look. You just couldn't tell me nothing!! Haha. Okay, I'm done. Oh sorry, one more thing - I need a haircut (Like you care huh?)

The prints on this shirt confuse me, but they still look dainty. They confuse me because I can not really figure what kind of prints they are, but they look more like leopard prints. You can see the details of the shirt in the next picture, and maybe you can help me out with figuring what kind of prints they are exactly.

I love these Oxford's because of the classy combination of fine leather and tweed material.

And final picture here

I hope you enjoyed the post. Have a good weekend. It's African night for me so I sure should.
Just in case you like the brooch, and you want one for yourself, you can purchase one HERE