The Style Bible - Colour Wheel Style Guide

Mixing colours is an essential skill for any personal stylist but most of my clients are baffled by what to pull together. As part of my style bible series I’m sharing all my professional tips and tricks I share with my clients on a daily basis. I usually incorporate my styling services within all my work completely free. From a nail appointment right through to a photoshoot. I see styling as an essential part of everything I do. Although I do offer the ultimate personal styling sessions for ladies wanting to gain all the skills they need to style themselves. But today's blog post is to share the main tips I give out all the time!

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For any woman who hopes to dress well she needs to earn about mixing colours that can create harmony and vibrance. When we mix colours within an outfit we want to use the colours that work with each other to create the appearance of a stunning, well orchestrated and simplistic style. Not a mash of colours that just look chaotic and totally random. Sometimes it works...and sometimes not!

 The Style Bible - Colour Style Wheel Guide, Personal stylist, Winchester stylist, Photographer, Hampshire photography, Winchester nail technician, Makeup artist, Fashion stylist, Sarah bacchus, 

My biggest tip for all my clients is to purchase a colour wheel or save the one I have embedded at the bottom of the page! Pop it on your phone and refer to it if in any doubt about contrasting colours and patterns.

I have some really amazing key tips about colour combinations that I want to share with you today. So without further rambling I have written my key secrets for you for free as I want to help you all look as good as you can!  

 The Style Bible - Colour Style Wheel Guide, Personal stylist, Winchester stylist, Photographer, Hampshire photography, Winchester nail technician, Makeup artist, Fashion stylist, Sarah bacchus, 

The Style Bible - Colour Wheel Style Guide

  1. Complementary colours are directly opposite one another on the colour wheel. This creates the most vivid contrast to an outfit. The one rule I always like to share is don’t go overboard with this. Try to add an accent of the opposite colour within your accessories. This will enhance the outfit in a very beautiful way without looking too overdone. Always perfect for photography and using nails as the accessory! So if you are wearing an outfit with lots of red add a touch of green. 
     
  2. Analogous colours are directly next to one another like neighbours on the colour wheel. This creates a minimalistic contrast and gives a very consistent and polished look. Analogous colour schemes are great for looking a little more artistic, tasteful and graceful. I love to use this when dressing my clients in subtle block colours. Or breaking rules and using 2 garments that have totally different patterns. You can create a brilliant outfit that would ordinarily clash, but because their colours sit side by side it looks phenomenal. I also love to push the boundaries like this for my photoshoots or when chatting about makeup for a special occasions. Just think of it as colour combining your outfit, as you would when blending paint in a specific shade and then subtly changing the colour lighter or darker. 
     
  3. Triad colours are equidistant from one another on the colour wheel and generally we are talking about 3 main colours here. This creates the most balanced outfit in terms of contrast. A triadic outfit consists of items with colours that are evenly spaced around a colour wheel. They also tend to be really harmonious and very vibrant. Even if you love pastels this can really become a stunning way to put a look together. 
 The Style Bible - Colour Style Wheel Guide, Personal stylist, Winchester stylist, Photographer, Hampshire photography, Winchester nail technician, Makeup artist, Fashion stylist, Sarah bacchus, 

I hope that's helped you understand the world of a stylist a little more and also pushed you to open your wardrobe and have a play with what you have. you might be really surprised what looks great together.   

Green tassel earrings, blazer & red heels from H&M. Red Mos Mosh jeans and top with red and green trim from Sass & edge. Green Zara bag & bangle from Gucci. 

 The Style Bible - Colour Style Wheel Guide, Winchester personal stylist, Sarah bacchus, 

Have a wonderful week ladies and let me know if this has helped you in any way! If you could leave a comment on the blog it would be amazing as I'd love to get a conversation about style started!