Emerald Green and Color Combinations
Emerald green is an unlikely color to match with taupe, black and blue. Artful color combinations is an essential skill for any fashionista. Below I wear an unlikely mix of taupe–almost olive–cobalt blue and emerald green: Yes from genuine emeralds!
Perfecting the art of color combinations requires some out-of-the-box thinking and creativity. I started with basic black, and considered the texture of the knife pleating. I decided to do a tonal outfit, with no prints whatsoever. This, as you know, is very unusual for me! I wanted the subtle bouclé of the cobalt blue coat to come through, without the distraction of prints.
I also wanted the
Pleated faux skirt skirt from Workshop, sim here and here. Emerald green necklace from KCsignatures. Mark Cross Grace bag, here and here, discounted and in a very cool pattern! My blue wool princess is a gift from a friend, and a similar one can be found here.
I also wanted to highlight the strands of emeralds , letting them be a focal point for the outfit, along with the knife pleated leather skirt, which is faux. Everything I am wearing is a local purchase, or small business purchase. The boots came from eBay, and the other pieces all from small shops in my neighborhood. You have seen me wear this bag quite a bit recently, here and here.
You seldom see me in emerald green, which was the eye color of my late brother. I think about him as I write this.
Refining the art of
is an essential for any artist or designer.
I am currently renovating my house and am concentrating of this important skill. It seems simple, but is not! It is mind-boggling how many shades of white there are. That renovation may be part of another post. For now, I hope you appreciate the somewhat unusual combination of color and hues I have combined.
Even my sunglasses, by Ferragamo, have two shades of blue. I like the mirrored finish and the way they photograph. Outside, they look like this:
Inside, and from the back, they look like this. I truly appreciate the decorative details of what I wear!
My genuine emerald-beaded necklace is a somewhat understated luxury. For instance, few people would notice that they are emeralds. I like that. I got them from KCSignatures. They are a fantastic value and investment. A smaller strand pictured here is 40 times more expensive!The deeply saturated emerald green is so pure, in both necklaces.
Below a shot of the city at night! I am always inspired by the city lights and architecture .
What are your favorite colors? What is an usual color combination that you have worn recently? Are you a fan of emerald green, or more of a blue devotee?
I hope your week is off to a great start!