Friday, September 16, 2011

Guest Post: Color Fix

This guest post is by Yelena Starikova of Glamthings.com.
So happy to write a guest post for one of my Favorite Bloggers, Miss Couture Carrie.
Today we'll talk about how to mix basic neutrals with fun colors!
I have a friend and she is very beautiful girl, but she is afraid to experiment with color. Her wardrobe is full of blacks and grays, which is fine, but it's soooooo boring!
If you want to spice up your closet without drastic changes, add some scarves, belts, T-shirts and jewelry in fun colors.
Let’s talk about your Basics and how to make it fun!
*Black. Good news black goes with everything! Try it with bright, jewel-toned shades of red, blue or green for exciting combinations. Mix red with black for seductive vavavoom effect.
*Navy and gray looks very elegant. Navy and yellow grabs attention and looks youthful.





Mix navy and white when you go sailing or want to look summery.
*Brown looks great with mellow yellow and deep purple.
*Grey and Dusty pink looks Elegant. Light Grey and Moonlight Yellow or Aqua looks Young & Intelligent.
*White and pink combination is very feminine, flower like. Add blue ~ seaside stories.
Rule to remember: One hot statement is enough!
Example: red dress + red lips= Good
red dress+ red shoes = too matchy matchy.
Yelena Starikova is an Image Consultant who writes about style and color on glamthings.com.


Thanks, Yelena darling!
xoxox,
CC










62 comments:

Erika said...

Grey and dusty pink is one of my favorite color combinations! :)

Katia said...

Great post :) I love colors! I could not survive on a closet of just black!!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I'm in love with the purple clutch! have a beautiful weekend, darling! xo

MrJeffery said...

love the striped dress!

Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks said...

Love this post! Navy and grey seems gorgeous. I will definitely be trying this! xx

Marcela Gmd said...

Great post!!! good advices!
Have a good weekend!

Besos, desde España, Marcela

Inés said...

Love the last outfit!!!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I love gray and yellow together! Gray and dusty pink is also a flawless combination. I see it at a lot of weddings. :)

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Loving that great big purple clutch! Although I do think all-over color like red dress, shoes is on trend right now.

xo Mary Jo

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Audrey Allure said...

Loving LC's outfit & that last outfit :)

Allison said...

A pop of color does so much for a more basic outfit - I'm a big fan of neutrals with an unexpected and bright colored bag or shoes. Great post! :)

sahrish shamim said...

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Sick by Trend said...

wow! I cant choose one, all the dresses are gorgeous

xx

www.sickbytrend.com

Have a great weekend! :)

sBt

modniza said...

love Yelena 's blog! very nice post! have a great week-end!!! xooooo

Elle Sees said...

love unusual color combos every now and again.

Jess said...

Definitely a fan of LC's look. That blue is beautiful!

xo
jess

bridechic said...

The Grey dress is to die for! Love the softness of it . . .

amy
http://bridechic.blogspot.com

fhenny said...

love this post! so inspirational

xoxo
style frontier

Grace said...

The gray with the yellow is so good!

Love Grace.

All Glam Things said...

Dear Carrie! Thank You for an opportunity to be Your Guest Blogger! You know how much I love your Blog and sense of Style!


Warm Regards,
Yelena

GlamThings

dimitri said...

I think the last outfit is my favorite.
The dresses are so pretty.
xx

Rach said...

love the striped dress the most
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Michelle Lee said...

lovely all :)

Mani said...

Grey and dusty pink are fabulous but they might look too washed out together! I am more about mixing something dusty with some exuberant colors!
Love this post though! Great idea!


hugs and kisses by Mani.

Zarna said...

totally loving lauren conrad's look! she's fantastic!

Antonia said...

I like combination of white & pink!!^.^


xoxo
Antonia

FASHION IMPERATIVE

jess said...

I love that little striped dress.

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

The last outfit is gorgeous!!

The Seeker said...

What an interesting post!!! Very helpful to mix the new fall colours.

Hope you're having a nice weekend, beautiful CC.

xoxo

Grace said...

Fabulous guest post! I love Lauren Conrad, yellow flowers, and the striped dress. :)

Agora tô pronta said...

I loved the looks *-*

Agora tô pronta said...

I loved the looks *-*

Haidée said...

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LESAPEA MUSINGS said...

So lovely to see Yelena here. Loving the dusty pink ever so much. Take care Carrie.

Lisa x

Katsuumi said...

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fashion1psychology said...

Love it all very nice. I love the great colors and i love the purple clutch :)

MosaMuse said...

i love the pink and white and the white and navy!
xo
MosaMuse

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MarianaCarvalho said...

I love the outfits*
cc

www.majormusthaves.com said...

I love the stripped dress!

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*Glam Chameleon* said...

Great post, great guest blogger and great host! Perfect!:)
xoxox
Jelena (http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/)

Daria said...

Lovely photos, everything's so elegant and chic! Grey is actually such a fashionable colour - goes with everything perfectly.

xxx
Daria

chaoskontrolowany said...

So pretty dresses <3

Amy Joy said...

Beautiful black and white stripe dress! very inspiring..

BALLET NEWS said...

grey and yellow are two of my fave combos. Fabulous darling xxx

sahrish shamim said...

wow so nice dresses ...
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sahrish shamim said...

wow so nice dresses ...
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Pratishtha Durga said...

Great post, Yelena. Thanks for sharing the tips.

Oh to Be a Muse said...

great article on basics. i really like the white and pink combo.

The PvdH Journal said...

Some great ideas here! I love the grey with the dusty pink in particular!

Leslie Christen | LifeStyling said...

I L O V E your blog, thanks for being so fantastic and inspiring!

XO Leslie

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Glam Fashionista said...

I agree with you, if someone wear all black and neutrals, it is very easy add colours or leopard print, and have fun with accessories. Great post.

Ann said...

What a great post...

I really do love pairing black with some happy and striking colors and it always look good ♥

pinkmate said...

i love these inspirations!

Vanessa

http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

♥ sugarpuff ♥ said...

Love her great color combinations
perfect <3

Warm Love,
Pinkie Anggia

Kavery said...

The last mix of colours is my fave

Kashaya said...

Great post.=)

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kathleen maloney said...

Does anyone know where the grey dress pictured with yellow flowers came from? adore! thanks

kathleen maloney said...

does anyone know where the grey dress shown with yellow flower came from? adore! thanks

Couture Carrie said...

Hi Kathleen,
Unfortunately, I do not know who designed the greay dress...

xoxox,
CC