People are always saying you can't wear red and green together, otherwise you look like you're dressed for Christmas. But this is actually one of my favorite color combinations. There's something very 1960's school girl about this color pairing to me. When I saw this backpack from Leafling, I was immediately drawn to the colors and the embroidery on the side. I decided to take this backpack look full school girl and pair it with this vintage plaid skirt I own (which I'm pretty positive used to be an actual school uniform). If you want to try wearing red and green together, but aren't sure how to pull it off, here are some tips.
If you notice, the majority of my outfit is actually navy, and the red and green are just accent colors. This is key for achieving the school girl look.
•pick the right tones
The red and green I am wearing in this outfit are brighter, more saturated tones, which can easily read very Christmas, but because the colors are in such small positions, it works. Picking darker, less saturated versions of red and green, like a burgundy or forest green would work better if you do want to wear solid red and green pieces together.
you don't have to wear a completely printed outfit like I am here, but adding a print or two is an easy way to tone down a red and green look, especially if you do want to wear bright red and green together. For example, a solid bright red top paired with a solid bright green bottom would look ridiculous, but if you change one of these pieces to a multi color print that has red and green in it, this look easily becomes more wearable.
What are some other color combinations that are taboo, but you love to wear?
Backpack: C/O Leafling
Top: J.Crew, Skirt: Vintage (bought from Arbor Vitae); Socks: J.Crew; Shoes: LF Life
Location: Hoboken, NJ