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Boost Your Fashion Sense, Learn To Color-Match Any Outfit

New season, new style! This is one of the best times to step back and take a look at what's hanging in your closet.

Rather than relegating it all to the donation bin, why not revisit the way you mix and match what you've already got?

Fashion doesn't have to be complicated, in fact, once you get the basics, the streets will be your runway! One of the easiest ways to refresh your style is to wear it differently, so we're showing you how to take a few cues from the color wheel.

With these handy tips you'll pump up your style in no time!

Let's start with the color wheel. This will be your go-to gadget for figuring out what works and what doesn't.

Before you go color crazy, take Cosmo's cue: keep it in the family. Pastels together, earth tones together and jewel tones with jewel tones. Your goal is harmony.

Complementary colors

Looking at the wheel, these are directly across from each other. Like the graph says, using these colors can be a bit shocking if you don't manage it carefully.

If you go with a bold color combination, ladies, keep your makeup neutral. Fashion sends a message about how you feel and who you are - if you've got intense makeup and clothes, the message could get confused or lost.

Analogus Colors

These are colors next to each other on the wheel. They fall into the same family, of cool or warm tones. If you want your clothes to send the message : I'm feeling balanced, collected and comfortable. This combination is for you.

Split Complementary

Pick a color on the wheel, then look at the color directly across from it. The shades on either side of that color are what you'll use to mix and match with your chosen hue. It's a variation of the complementary color scheme, but gives you a little more to work with.

A fun way to work this into your outfit is with prints.

Triadic Color Combination

This color scheme takes hues evenly spaced around the color wheel and layers them beautifully. The resulting look is often a bold combination even for pastels. Wear this look when you want to make a bold, confident statement about who you are and what you feel!

Try these color cues and tell us if these tips made a difference! Don't forget to Like & Share!

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