Look at nature for inspirations of outfit color combinations
The Bavarian flag has diamonds in white and blue. It is said to represent the Bavarian sky’s fair weather clouds. I love these flat cauliflower-like clouds which are called cumulus humilis by meteorologists. These clouds are called fair weather clouds as they are too flat to provide rain. Their typical lifetime is about 30 minutes. They are about 1 km in diameter. They form when a huge bubble of warm, moist air rises and reaches saturation at higher levels. Then small droplets build on little particles called cloud condensation nucleii (CCN). If these CCN would not exist, supersaturation of about 400% would be needed to from droplets according to quantum statistical calculations.
I find clouds fascinating and the white and blue of the sky inspired me to create a weekend outfit with my gingham shirt.
Complimentary colors are great for chic outfits
Here I am wearing a gingham blue and white button down shirt with my leather shorts. Well, as I said earlier this week, currently, I am into orange accessories. I wear my orange bag and cork plateau orange sandals again. They give me some height and are super-comfy and look relaxed. They are less risky with leather shorts than high heels would be. Well, I have an excuse for the orange in this outfit, orange is the complimentary color to blue, i.e. a great match. And, moreover, the Bavarians have a Lion as their mascot and lions are orange, right? Furthermore, orange and blue as well as white and black are complimentary colors. Thus, perfect for a multi-color outfit without looking like having fallen into a box of crayons.
Here are two other angles on the weekend outfit.
I removed the front pocket of the sky colors inspired shirt. My apologies to the designer, but I do not like to have just one pocket on a shirt. It provides an asymmetry that I am not into.
Do you alter your clothes beyond shortening a hem or adjusting the fit? How do you come up with the color combinations of your outfits? Do you use the color wheel or a landscape like Bavaria or Interior Alaska or even a cloud covered sky as a sort of blueprint for your outfit color combinations? What do you take for inspiration? Let me know by email, I am curious.
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