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Nov 27, 2015
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Matching colors isn't exactly a traditional man-skill. But it must be learned because do you really want to stick with a white or black tee paired with blue jeans forever? By choosing the right colors (you know, aside from the all those shades of gray), you'll be able to pop out from the rest of the other bros.

We've got tips below!


1)   BUILD A FOUNDATION OF NEUTRALS

Okay, so we just told you to stop wearing black and white shirts. But hear us out. Black, brown, navy, gray and khaki are considered neutral colors. These five colors are your closet-workhorse. You'll need these basic tees to build upon once you start incorporating more colors in your attire.




2)   GO MONOCHROMATIC

Another easy way to match clothes is to use a monochromatic color scheme. A monochromatic color features a lighter and darker hue of the same color. It's a simple but sleek look.

3)   GRAY GOES WITH ANYTHING BRIGHT

Gray is great for dulling down bright, pastel colors. So, if you want to add a punch of color without going overboard, combine them with something gray.

4)   REMEMBER THE THREE-COLOR RULE

Try to wear no more than three colors per #OOTD to maintain a coordinated look and avoid looking like a clown.

5)   HERE'S THE SECRET TO MAKING PATTERNS WORK

If you want to incorporate patterns to your outfit, you need to identify the dominant color in the pattern itself. If it's black, go with more black pieces for your attire. If it's blue, wear a piece that features that color. The parallel hues will tie the look together, while avoiding the appearance of being too terno.

6)   FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE COLOR WHEEL

"Complementary" means the "opposite" when it comes to colors. For instance, black and white are complementary colors, which is why they look great together.

When finding the complementary color in the color wheel, just pick the color you want and trace your finger directly across the circle. Some complementary pairings are orange and blue, and turquoise and maroon.

Nail these basic rules, and then once you've mastered them, break 'em!

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