There are definitely times when matching hues looks great. Let’s say you’ve picked out our Lolly Pink Sashay Ruched Dress to wear and are looking for accessories. In this instance, choosing a beaded necklace in the same bold pink colour is a great way to keep the look vibrant. It’s also very chic to dress head-to-toe in one colour (especially hot pink in 2016), so exact matching across clothing and accessories in this instance is a definite yes! Keep it within reason though; wearing a dozen pieces in the same hue is too much so don't just pile on whatever you can find in that colour. A two or three piece outfit with matching shoes and a couple small pieces of jewelry is plenty for this look.
Another option for matching is to wear a printed piece like our Rosie Dress and match your accessories to the colours in the print. For this particular dress, accessories in blue, red, and yellow to coordinate with the blossoms on the dress would look very stylish. Be sure to incorporate a couple of these colours into your accessories; opting for a jacket, necklace, bracelet, bag, and shoes all in the same red is a lot of matching and is a method of styling that, while not necessarily a faux-pas, is a bit outdated. Stick to just one or two accessories in any single colour and you’ll be matching fabulously.
As mentioned above, you’re certainly not limited to colours that face each other on the colour wheel. Any colours that look nice together are within your options! For example, our Brianna Dress with its orange skirt and print would look amazing with pink and purple accessories. This combination would not only add interest to the outfit but also create a very warm, summery vibe. Try out some of your favourite colour combos or experiment with what you’ve in your wardrobe to see what fits together.
So should you match accessories to the colours in your outfit? Sure! But it’s not your only option. Remember that choosing a variety of hues and tones that work together is a great way to build a look that really makes a statement. Experiment with colour and see what you like together. Fashion is fun and the combinations are endless! And don’t forget that if you’re having trouble choosing coloured accessories for your look you can always fall back on some fabulous and foolproof metallics.