Fashion Tips: Lucky Magazine and the New Color Combinations

January’s Lucky Magazine has a very interesting spread on adding bright colors into your wardrobe.  The eight page spread features interesting combinations such as gray/taxi cab yellow, orange/camel, violet/navy, dark brown/tomato red, fuchsia/army green and cobalt blue/black.  While my favorite fashion mag does show a few outfit combinations, the editor ignore the fact that most women won’t be running out to buy a $120 pair of orange stretch pants. Here’s some tips on how to incorporate these colors into your existing wardrobe.

Here’s some tips:
– Start small- like a orange beret, a bright pair of pattern tights (Wal-Mart has a FABULOUS selection of tights), etc. Resist the urge to dress head to toe in Fuchsia.
– If you’re new to the color game, make sure the color piece is simple and structured- like a sheath dress, cropped blazer, etc.  Leave the over sized tops, leggings to those with a bit more color experience.
– If you normally don’t wear bright colors, head to stores like Wet Seal, Forever21, Payhalf and other cheap , mall based stores to to find colorful items to add to your wardrobe.  Also thrift stores and consignment shops are great places to find these items, without breaking the bank. Once you get used to the color, then you can spend more.
– Remember where you put the color is where people are going to look. If you got a ghetto booty, you might want to walk away from bright yellow pants. If you have a uniboob- you might want to skip the fuchsia halter top.
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Comments

  1. TBF says

    Hmm.. As the president elect of the ghetto booty club, I can tell you no offensive was meant by that statement. If you offend easily, then this really isn’t the blog for you.

  2. Reesy says

    I wish I had a little bit more booty to make it ‘ghetto’. I think the bigger offense that TBF brought to light (no pun intended) is that people with certain body types can NOT wear all types of clothing (cut and color). 

    In my opinion, some ‘ghetto’ booty is created by what the person is wearing. It’s not only the booty is the whole mentality that I got it…flaunt it….crossing the line from stylish to ghetto fabulous.

  3. says

    These color combinations are interesting.  Do you think they are really going to take off?  I thought there was a lot of black and white back on the runway for Spring.

  4. TBF says

    Last word on this ghetto booty stuff:

    It has nothing to do with breeding and everything to do with having a big butt.

    P.S. Are you saying I don’t have good breeding???… you know my mom, president emeritus of the ghetto booty club, reads the blog and she wouldn’t take too kindly to those words….

  5. TBF says

    Jody- I’m not sure if it will trickle down to the general public. I did the hot pink and gray combo a lot this past summer and I plan on trying the yellow and Gray combo this week ( I bought a gray jumper from Target and I will pair it with a yellow belt I bought for $9 at a place called Marianne’s)- but you really have to know what you’re doing so you don’t look like a hot mess.

    I think most folks will stick to the basics- black, white, cream, and this spring’s hot new color, a muted salmon.

  6. says

    That color chart is really helpful. I remember seeing the olive and fuschia combo in Lucky and thinking it was unexpected and actually quite attractive.

  7. hmm says

    i am not personally offended; however i think the characterization is in poor taste. good breeding is chicer than a good buy.

  8. says

    I am loving these color combos. I’ve never been one to shy away from unexpected color combinations – yellow and gray is one of my stand-bys.
    I also really like yellow & burgundy and cobalt blue matched with tomato red.

  9. liz says

    so are these color combos staples? as in do they transition throughout the seasons?  I would love to put more color into my wardrobe but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to wear these color combos past fall.  Or do each of these color combos have their own season expiration dates?

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