As a former fashion design student, I constantly find myself referencing past classes throughout my career. From the recurring silhouettes learned in fashion history to the intricacy of seam placement in a garment, I’m hyper-aware of each new look that comes down the runway. To my surprise, color theory proved to be one of my favorite courses. By definition, color theory essentially explains why specific color combinations simply work. That’s right; there’s a deeper science that lies within your preference of a pale-pink blouse paired with light-wash, high-rise, wide-leg denim.
From Marni and Versace to ACNE and Tibi, designers are constantly reinventing and refreshing color combinations as they define the season’s color trends, and this season, they brought us teal. Teal can be a rather subjective color, as it has a wide range of shades and hues, and when paired with certain colors, teal can skew bluer or greener. Whether you opt for a monochrome teal ensemble or mix it up with a contrasting hue of orange, colors that go with teal form that special relationship that inexplicably makes perfect sense. We’ve pulled inspiration from some of our favorite street style women to portray the many accents and pairings of teal. Keep scrolling to see (and shop!) for yourself.
Teal + Dusty Pink + Pops of Red
A true testament to the power of complementary colors.