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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

 

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The color wheel is a pretty fun tool to use in fashion.  I love that it can teach even someone with the most basic fashion skills how to color block an outfit perfectly with complimentary colors. The first blog that I ever posted way back in September 2011 was about the color wheel and color blocking!  If you are not too sure about what I am talking about when I talk about the color wheel just see the illustration below.  Complimentary colors are the colors at the exact opposite sides of the wheel.  See how red and green are at the opposite sides of the wheel? This makes them a perfect complimentary match.  I think my apple inspired outfit is a great way to show off how red and green go so beautifully together. 

 

 

Do you have a favorite complimentary color combination that you like to wear?

 

 

 

Complimentary color wheel color block

 

 

 

Winnipeg Fashion Blog, Canadian Fashion Blog, Winter 2014, Vintage Eaton's of Canada bright green wool oversized coat, Lord & Taylor navy cashmere turtleneck, Le chateau red satin ribbon bow, BCBG Max Azria Ingrid bright red a-line skirt, Betsey Johnson red tartan plaid printed tights, Mary Frances First Bite apple gemstone beaded clutch handbag purse, dconstruct green honeycomb handmade eco-friendly cuff bracelet, Joan Rivers red leather watch, Etsy handmade wool apple beret, John Fluevog blue plaid Together Hi Benatar vegan shoes

 

Winnipeg Fashion Blog, Canadian Fashion Blog, Winter 2014, Vintage Eaton's of Canada bright green wool oversized coat, Lord & Taylor navy cashmere turtleneck, Le chateau red satin ribbon bow, BCBG Max Azria Ingrid bright red a-line skirt, Betsey Johnson red tartan plaid printed tights, Mary Frances First Bite apple gemstone beaded clutch handbag purse, dconstruct green honeycomb handmade eco-friendly cuff bracelet, Joan Rivers red leather watch, Etsy handmade wool apple beret, John Fluevog blue plaid Together Hi Benatar vegan shoes

 

Winnipeg Fashion Blog, Canadian Fashion Blog, Winter 2014, Vintage Eaton's of Canada bright green wool oversized coat, Lord & Taylor navy cashmere turtleneck, Le chateau red satin ribbon bow, BCBG Max Azria Ingrid bright red a-line skirt, Betsey Johnson red tartan plaid printed tights, Mary Frances First Bite apple gemstone beaded clutch handbag purse, dconstruct green honeycomb handmade eco-friendly cuff bracelet, Joan Rivers red leather watch, Etsy handmade wool apple beret, John Fluevog blue plaid Together Hi Benatar vegan shoes

 

Winnipeg Fashion Blog, Canadian Fashion Blog, Winter 2014, Vintage Eaton's of Canada bright green wool oversized coat, Lord & Taylor navy cashmere turtleneck, Le chateau red satin ribbon bow, BCBG Max Azria Ingrid bright red a-line skirt, Betsey Johnson red tartan plaid printed tights, Mary Frances First Bite apple gemstone beaded clutch handbag purse, dconstruct green honeycomb handmade eco-friendly cuff bracelet, Joan Rivers red leather watch, Etsy handmade wool apple beret, John Fluevog blue plaid Together Hi Benatar vegan shoes

 

Winnipeg Fashion Blog, Canadian Fashion Blog, Winter 2014, Vintage Eaton's of Canada bright green wool oversized coat, Lord & Taylor navy cashmere turtleneck, Le chateau red satin ribbon bow, BCBG Max Azria Ingrid bright red a-line skirt, Betsey Johnson red tartan plaid printed tights, Mary Frances First Bite apple gemstone beaded clutch handbag purse, dconstruct green honeycomb handmade eco-friendly cuff bracelet, Joan Rivers red leather watch, Etsy handmade wool apple beret, John Fluevog blue plaid Together Hi Benatar vegan shoes

 

Winnipeg Fashion Blog, Canadian Fashion Blog, Winter 2014, Vintage Eaton's of Canada bright green wool oversized coat, Lord & Taylor navy cashmere turtleneck, Le chateau red satin ribbon bow, BCBG Max Azria Ingrid bright red a-line skirt, Betsey Johnson red tartan plaid printed tights, Mary Frances First Bite apple gemstone beaded clutch handbag purse, dconstruct green honeycomb handmade eco-friendly cuff bracelet, Joan Rivers red leather watch, Etsy handmade wool apple beret, John Fluevog blue plaid Together Hi Benatar vegan shoes

 

 

 

Coat - Vintage - Eaton's of Canada @ The Ruby Slipper Vintage Shoppe

Sweater - Lord & Taylor @ The Bay

Ribbon necktie - Le Chateau

Skirt - BCBG Max Azria

Apple Handbag - Mary Frances (First Bite)

Apple Hat - Etsy

Gloves - Vintage @ Rhymes with Orange

Honeycomb bracelet - dconstruct

Watch - Joan Rivers @ The Shopping Channel

Ring - Claire's

Tight - Betsey Johnson @ Winners

Shoes - John Fluevog - Together Hi - Benatar

 

 

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Posted by Rebecca Harasym at 11:22 AM

84 Comments:


You look fabulous you also the only blogger I know that its not afraid of color or patterns and that its chic. http://tifi11.blogspot.com
January 14, 2014 11:38 AM By Jackie Harrison
I was just thinking about the colour wheel, and how it can be a fun tool for getting more adventuresome with outfits! You're showcased red and green brilliantly, of course! I love orange and it's blue countercolour!
January 14, 2014 12:40 PM By Sue @ A Colourful Canvas
You are stunning!! I love every thing you are wearing! Alessandra www.alessandrastyle.com
January 14, 2014 12:40 PM By Alessandra
I have no words except "wow", "fantastic" - you really take the "bite" out of fashion my girl. Just love your creativity.
January 14, 2014 12:53 PM By Love Mom xoxo
Adorable outfit, I love it. Those shoes...perfection. I remember using colour wheels so much in art and interior design too. I like them though & they are so useful. Beautiful outfit doll, I hope your week is going well so far xx
January 14, 2014 1:02 PM By The Dainty Dolls House
Loving those tartan tights, doll! -Ashley http://lestylorouge.com
January 14, 2014 2:29 PM By Ashley
Adorable, AHHHHHHHHHHHHH Love, love, love
January 14, 2014 2:57 PM By MIS PAPELICOS
Hi Rebecca! The color wheel is very useful! You look so bright and lovely, I like the hat and the tights. Kisses! xo
January 14, 2014 3:29 PM By Lilli
your hat is fantastic!!!! ?BLOG ?YOUTUBE ?KRYPLOS
January 14, 2014 3:40 PM By Cristiana
Wonderful, dear Lady! You're one master style! I'm jealous of your beret
January 14, 2014 4:11 PM By Rosy
Great coat colour! I love all the colours in this look!
January 14, 2014 5:29 PM By Adeola Naomi Aderemi
lovely colorful look!! ;)
January 14, 2014 5:30 PM By Ania
This look is too cute, I love the tights. I never thought to use a color wheel to color block my outfits, thanks for the tip. I like wearing pink and gray together. LittlePinkRainBoots.blogspot.com
January 14, 2014 10:05 PM By Julie
Gorgeous combination - you always seem to wear the most beautifully whimsical outfits! I think my favorite color combinations are blue and orange or yellow and purple. Always fun to play with complimentary colors :]
January 14, 2014 10:28 PM By Deborah
Love the color combo, such a fantastic outfit!
January 15, 2014 12:20 AM By Amanda
What a marvel of an outfit, love the tartan tights, and gorgeous coat! Happy New Year. xx/Madison
January 15, 2014 12:39 AM By FASHION TALES
What an useful tool, juts in case we get shy when matching strong tones! your outfit is the living prove of that..looks gorgeous!
January 15, 2014 9:39 AM By Scarlett Vargas
That is such a beautiful combination! I do love red and green, or maybe the coat is a shade lighter and is considered mint - in any case, it looks amazing! I really loved the coat and the bag! It's really nice to have such a wheel of colors to guide us - I think you look exquisite, it's a beautiful outfit and make any day brighter in the winter! You do look always beautiful! denisesplanet com
January 15, 2014 9:51 AM By Denise
I think this is my favourite outfit, not just of yours, but my favourite outfit EVER! I just LOVE how confident and bold you are :) Hayfa www.londonloafers.com
January 15, 2014 1:50 PM By Hayfa
Beautiful cap
January 15, 2014 2:11 PM By Mary Kat
You look so good! http://finddyourway.blogspot.pt/
January 15, 2014 5:49 PM By Andrea Brito
That hat is adorable!!! I love the apple theme of this outfit ?Tallia Trending In Fashion? Dressale Giveaway?
January 15, 2014 6:53 PM By Talia
You're so right - the color wheel is such a fabulous tool! Especially for fashionistas like yourself! Red & green look brilliant on you and i love the apple theme. The color of your coat is super pretty! <3 katsfashionfix.blogspot.com
January 15, 2014 10:35 PM By Kathleen Harper
love how you always incorporate color into your outfit!!!! :D Animated Confessions
January 15, 2014 10:49 PM By libys11
I actually didn't know what you wrote about the color wheel. So cool! Love your outfit :D http://mykindofjoy.blogspot.pt/
January 16, 2014 5:50 AM By Bárbara Marques
Oh my goodness, I love this outfit! Looking fabulous! :-) xx http://www.sweetcandydreamer.com
January 16, 2014 6:05 AM By SweetCandyDreamer
oh yes green and red look absolutely amazing together, you are the sweetest and most stylish apple i´ve ever seen i have to admit;) and the navy-blue sweater makes it even more perfect, the apple beret and bag are the icing of the cake!! and i know i mentioned it before but you have such an amazing tights collection! kiss,mary
January 16, 2014 11:59 AM By mary lou
i love your little apple outfit, so sweet! i don't think that i've ever thought about colours in that way while dressing up, just paired colours that i like. but that sounds useful:-) x
January 16, 2014 12:17 PM By Laura
Your coat is classic in shape and has a very cute colour. That makes a wonderful combination! A nice colorful outfit ! The skirt and sweater are beautiful on you!
January 16, 2014 1:32 PM By dan
So cute. Adela x Misspinkstyle.net
January 16, 2014 6:42 PM By Adela
Oh, you look fabulous as always darling! I'm so envious of all your amazing outfits. I wish you a darling Friday and weekend! xxx Annie
January 17, 2014 7:19 AM By Annie
:O you make it sound so was easy! I've never understood how to colour block but the wheel makes it a lot easier. You look fantastic X www.be-a-goddess.blogspot.co.uk
January 17, 2014 4:30 PM By jodie
you look great ! xx www.ambifashion.com
January 17, 2014 11:53 PM By Ambi
I knew the colour wheel and I found it very useful several times! Green and red go indeed better together than one would think at first sight :) xx
January 18, 2014 9:26 AM By Carmen
Wow this is so colorful :) you look gorgeous <3 kisses <3 http://www.beautyandfashionfreaks.com/
January 18, 2014 1:52 PM By jyoti
Wow, you look beautiful! I really love your tights and coat :) xo
January 18, 2014 1:54 PM By Anouk
Back to basics..I like! And so true as well for makeup! http://jezzdallasmakeup.blogspot.com/
January 18, 2014 11:18 PM By Jezz Dallas
Wow that apple bag is adorable!! =D http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/ xoxo, Jess
January 19, 2014 10:17 AM By Jess
I love everything about this outfit, and you look totally stunning! http://anatkoren.blogspot.co.il/
January 19, 2014 10:33 AM By Anat Koren
I want your adorable beret ! Love your coat too. You are always so cute ! Wish you a lovely week sweetie :)
January 19, 2014 1:02 PM By Caro*
What a cute outfit! That apple hat is adorable, and I'm also loving the plaid tights. It's a shame it's so hot here in Singapore, would love an excuse to buy a pair of them!
January 19, 2014 10:13 PM By Elly @ Caribbean Living
That bag is amazing! Checked out the website and wow, such works of art! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. :)
January 20, 2014 12:08 AM By Stephanie
I am always so super excited to see what you are wearing. The hat and bag are adorable and stunning. Such a statement look. I recently found an apple bag online for a good price which I want to buy. I also have been searching for a green coat lately and yours is perfect.
January 20, 2014 6:00 AM By Imogen
Perfection girl ADDICT BE ICONIC BLOG
January 20, 2014 6:40 AM By Marta Purriños
Beautiful outfit :) The coat is amazing and the color mix is perfect!!! Great style!!! I follow you :) Greetings from Fashionbyladym.blogspot.ro
January 20, 2014 7:08 AM By Lady M
This is such a great idea for fresh inspiration! Your tights are to die for!
January 20, 2014 2:15 PM By Alison @ Get Your Pretty On
Colour is vital component and stylistic driving point for me when it comes to my wardrobe, so I'm usually game to try just about any combo. On the complimentary front, blue and yellow have really been stealing my heart lately. Especially when the blue is a dark one like navy or royal and the yellow is saffron or mustard. You look sensational here, dear gal! Love every last creative, whimsical, exciting detail in this fabulous ensembles. ? Jessica
January 20, 2014 2:49 PM By Jessica Cangiano
aaaw you look so amazing, the whole outfit is so vivid and bright ;) I love it! xoxo http://thestylemaze.blogspot.com/
January 20, 2014 4:31 PM By The Style Maze
Wonderful, love your style so much <3
January 20, 2014 4:41 PM By Fashion Sky Fall
I really have to try this! LOVE the idea of using a wheel to style up my outfit :D Louise x Confessions of a Secret Shopper
January 20, 2014 5:38 PM By Louise
Red and green are good match!
January 20, 2014 10:34 PM By gail
Girl,I love your style! You're the biggest inspiration out there! Following you on bloglovin and hopping you will do the same :-) http://www.fabuloustorture.blogspot.com
January 21, 2014 12:07 AM By Andrea
oh wow this is an awesome example of primary color matching <3 you look great!
January 21, 2014 3:12 AM By Angel
As always you look like a little piece of art :) I love that you thought to use the color wheel! xo Mary Jo
January 21, 2014 10:26 AM By Mary Jo
Wow ! Amazing look ! Cute bag ! Very nice blog ! Thank you for comment and visit on my blog :-) Kisses:-* Magda http://misskitin.blogspot.com/
January 21, 2014 2:31 PM By misskitin
Oh my this has to be your cutest outfit yet! How do you think of these up? So cool. Allie of ALLIE NYC allienyc.com
January 21, 2014 2:36 PM By Allie Mackin
Interesting color combo, you are always so original Reb!!!!Kisses
January 21, 2014 2:39 PM By Paola Lauretano
This looks amazing <3
January 21, 2014 3:01 PM By Anita
The color of your coat is so pretty, I like blue and yellow together!!! XO
January 21, 2014 3:10 PM By Marija
Wow, this's so awesome. That's so true is going to help even fashion basic. http://www.attraction2fashion.com
January 21, 2014 4:09 PM By Tanya
Hi Reb, your look is amazing!!! I love it Kisses The Indian Savage Diary
January 21, 2014 4:34 PM By Margaret Dallospedale
You are seriously the cutest!! I love this outfit and you pull it off amazingly well! xo
January 21, 2014 4:52 PM By Jessica (Coco/Mingo)
OH MY GOD is all I can say! In the sea of fashion blog I am discovering yours is like a breath of fresh air, amazing! I'm so happy there are girls out there who love colors and aren't afraid to show it! I'm completely in love in your outfits,and I'm honored you visited my blog and commented! Looking forward to your new posts! XXX Dee
January 21, 2014 5:19 PM By Miss Dee Style
Wow babe this is sooooooo festive!! Love it!!!! <3 xoxo, Mango ? MangoRabbitRabbit's Blog | Body Sculpting and Open Toe Leggings
January 21, 2014 5:26 PM By Mango
wow!!!!! :O http://outsidefashioncatwalk.blogspot.com.es
January 21, 2014 5:42 PM By Talía
You are the only blogger to have paired the complimentary colors of green and red beautifully without me thinking "Christmas!" Love the apple hat and bag! Such a cute, unique touch! ? Charms | My 8 Fashion Confession
January 21, 2014 6:05 PM By Charmaine
I'm loving these vibrant hues all paired together. Lovely look! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com
January 21, 2014 7:14 PM By Tina Bradley
I actually really love mint and pink lately! <3 xxx
January 21, 2014 7:29 PM By Carly
So many awesome details to your outfit!
January 21, 2014 8:55 PM By ellie
Oooh what an interesting combination, i love thr coat so much! And haha i never thought about the color wheel before but come to think of it, you're right. It's a great tool to use for fashion! Xo, Carla www.carlaviolet.com
January 21, 2014 11:12 PM By Carla
Very whimsical and unique www.highheelsandtutus.com
January 21, 2014 11:44 PM By Jodi
Love the mix of colours and print! And your coat is amazing, what a great find from the Ruby Slipper. Great look! xo, jackie www.stylemydreams.wordpress.com
January 22, 2014 12:45 AM By Jackie
Wow, your style is awesome!, Beautiful photos! Love the color combinations! xx www.shineonsilver.blogspot.com
January 22, 2014 1:08 AM By Shine on silver
Another amazing look my dear. You have such a fashion sense, you manage to look great with everything you wear. Miss Margaret Cruzemark http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/
January 22, 2014 2:00 AM By miss Margaret Cruzemark
I love this look!!! Kiss Elisabetta
January 22, 2014 2:04 AM By elisabetta
this outfit is just funtastic!!!!!
January 22, 2014 3:48 AM By wardrobe experience
Extraordinary look :) I follow you now on bloglovin http://coco-colo.blogspot.de/
January 22, 2014 4:21 AM By Coco
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January 22, 2014 6:18 AM By Jelena
Another amazing outfit!!! You lookso pretty, and that mix of prints and color is just perfect! Looooove your hat! xxx S http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it
January 22, 2014 7:52 AM By S
Rrrrebeeeeeecca! Another jawdroppingly fantastic outfit, miss! You keep on surprising us, this is just such a fun and interesting outfit!
January 22, 2014 10:00 AM By Kiss & Make-up
I really wanna check ur closet!!! That hat is so unique and the bag is beautiful! I really wonder what you are not showing us :D WHat u have hiding?! A unicorn bag! :D Closet tour! Closet tour! :D xoxo Novelstyle
January 22, 2014 10:22 AM By Ileana
That´s great idea. I´ll definitely try the color match round. Very nice, unique and sweet look. :) fashionhappenss.blogspot.sk
January 22, 2014 10:44 AM By Lia Crystal
I always go for the color wheel when I'm in need of inspiration for color blocking :P by the way, you look adorable!
January 26, 2014 1:32 PM By SpeakingPrada
Ooh, using the color wheel to find corresponding colors for outfits is such a genius idea!!! I always struggle with mixing and matching colors, so I think I'm going to start using this technique. You're one of the best at pairing colors together and this outfit is no different! I love the red and green together! I love the Scottish feel of the outfit with the tights and the beret. Not only do I love the green and red together, but the navy blue looks amazing too. For spring, I really want to try pairing purple and yellow together. I think that would be really pretty : ) xox, anna-lamode.blogspot.com
January 29, 2014 1:02 AM By Anna-lamode