Watermelon Sugar: Styling Complimentary Colors

If you were a pre-teen in the late 2000s to early 2010s, you probably remember the iconic color combination that was hot pink and lime green. It was almost unescapable- I feel like everything from clothing to PB Teen home décor was covered in those complimentary colors during that time period. But just because colors are complimentary, that is, colors that opposite of each other on the color circle, doesn’t mean they automatically go together. If you decide to pair complimentary colors together (especially pink and green), you have to be strategic. Otherwise, you’ll unintentionally look like your 2009 middle school self.

To correctly style complimentary colors, you should pick one color to be your main color and one to be your accent color. (For this outfit, I chose green as my main and pink as my accent.) Add some neutrals (mine is white) so the two colors don’t seem completely overwhelming. And whenever possible, don’t pair a neon color with anything other than a neutral. Since I chose light green and light pink, the colors seem less harsh and look more cohesive together.

SHOP THE LOOK:

Earrings: Gold Drop Earrings (similar)
Shirt: 3/4 Sleeve Button Front Shirt – Liz Claiborne
Dress: Green Tube Dress – Urban Outfitters
Purse: Light Pink Crossbody (similar)
Shoes: Gold Wedge Sandals (similar)

With all that being said, feel free to be adventurous when pairing colors together! My recommendations are just that- recommendations- and are not the be-all and end-all of fashion color theory. Be creative, and have fun!

-K

All Tied Up: An OOTD

It’s getting hot in Texas, so I’m always looking for easy-breezy outfits to choose on days I need to be out and about running errands. This is one of my new favs! The silky top is super lightweight and keeps me super cool, and the shorts are stretchy and comfortable. Paired with my wedge sandals that are meant to provide a comfortable walking experience, this outfit is perfect for the days that I’m on the go!

I always struggled with wearing tie-front shirts because I felt like my bra was always showing, but recently I saw a TikTok that showed how to tie the front around your bra to completely stop that from happening. A game-changer for sure!

SHOP THE LOOK:

Headband: Puffy Black Headband – Target
Earrings: Gold Hoop Earrings – Target
Top: Cropped Tie Shirt – Target
Shorts: High Waisted Denim Shorts – Forever 21
Shoes: Gold Wedge Sandals (similar)

What’s your go-to errand running ensemble? Any other light and airy outfit ideas welcomed!

-K

Good as Gold

The weather yesterday was so good! Honestly, I feel like that was what I’ve been waiting for all winter. I know the nice temperature is short-lived, but that one 70 degree day put me in such a good mood. I even got to break out my new gold sandals, which I didn’t think I would get to wear for another week when I go on my spring break trip to Florida! I was so excited. This got me super looking forward to April and May when the weather is warm every day.

For my #OOTD yesterday, I paired my new kicks with some cropped skinny jeans and striped boyfriend tee, which kept me weather (and season) appropriate. I ran a bunch of errands yesterday, so I was super comfy as I drove around town for a few hours getting tasks done. @MotherNature, please stay a lil warmer so I can dress like this every day!

SHOP THE LOOK:

Bandana: Black Bandana – Hobby Lobby
Shirt: Striped Slub-Knit Boyfriend Tee – Old Navy
Belt: Belt: Loop Belt – Target
Jeans: Mid-Rise Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans – Old Navy
Shoes: Gold Wedge Sandals (similar)

Warm weather, you are my favorite hello and hardest goodbye. I hope you stick around soon!

-K