Wednesday, July 25, 2012

In my deep purple dreams...

Last night,  'in my deep purple dreams',  I saw myself wearing purple, yellow and so many more.
So this morning I'm wearing purple, yellow, green and pink and not to forget the neutrals!!




Before I had an yellow addiction, purple was ( and still is) my favorite color and co-incidentally yellow is an excellent contrast, and hence a great companion of purple. I have lost count how many times I've paired these two colors.

Let me show you the color wheel to give you a better idea of how these colors work.



 1. Complementary Colors:
As per the color wheel, purple and yellow are directly opposite and hence considered complementary colors. Other examples are- red and green, blue and orange.

2. Analogous colors:
Analogous colors are any three colors which are side by side on a 12 point color wheel, for example green, yellow-green and yellow.

3. Primary colors:
Red, Yellow and Blue are considered as the primary colors.

4. Secondary Colors:
Green, orange and purple are the secondary colors.

5. Tertiary Colors:
All others other than the primary and secondary colors.

The color wheel is a good way to learn how to color-block for those who are not confident with colors.
Pairing the complementary colors is a bright, bold way of color blocking. If you want to play it safe you can stick to the analogous colors, i.e. colors of the same family.
Other than that, you can play with the primary colors and the secondary colors, and if you are as adventurous as myself, just do not bother what the color wheel says, pick up any two or three colors of your choice ( as long as they look good together) and  rock them!!
In addition to that, the best way of color blocking is to wear solids but you can always twist it a little by wearing prints with solids.
For me, I believe in chucking the rules and wearing whatever makes me happy and hence today I'm making my deep purple dreams come true!

Today I'm linking up with the  The Pleated Poppy  for her What I Wore Wednesday and  Rolled Up Pretty  for her Whatever Whenever Wednesday. Do not forget to check out what other bloggers are wearing!



                                                                          What I Am Wearing:
                                                                    skirt- GAP    blouse- Maurices    shrug and clutch- T J Maxx    
                                                                    belt and heels- Forever21    sunnies and watch- Kenneth Cole 


                                             Thanking you                                                                                 Yours fashionably
                                                                                                                                           Junel 
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49 comments:

  1. Hehe, I sometimes dream about outfits too! The purple and yellow is gorgeous together, Juneli! The color wheel is so helpful in coming up with new color combinations for outfits :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
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  2. I'm loving all the colors in this outfit. You look beautiful. LOVE the purple skirt with the yellow belt.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  3. I really, really love all of the colors! I am such a sucker for a white blouse and navy blue that I forget how wonderful so many colors look together. Thanks for the reminder!

    www.seewhatiseadesigns.com

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  4. love all those colors on you! and the color wheel lesson :)

    Chioma
    www.CsEvolutionofStyle.com

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  5. Colorblocking is such a fun way to create new looks. I started experimenting with it this year!

    Your blouse ties all of the colors so well together. Great look!

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  6. I love this color combination. You did just enough yellow not to look like a Lakers fan...lol
    And once again you look awesome in bright colors :-)

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  7. juneli this is STUNNING! the color combo is perfect. love your explanation of the color wheel and how to look for complimentary colors! SO awesome!

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  8. I love love love this clutch! And I love that green is a neutral in this outfit.

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

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  9. You look absolutely gorgeous.. Loving all the colors on you!!

    Love
    Mehak
    www.thedoublemlife.blogspot.com

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  10. I'm with you on the color thing. I just wear what I want and wear it proudly. If you look like you're rocking it, then noone looks at you like you don't know what you're doing. =)

    I love all of these colors on you!!

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  11. I think all the colors look great together! I'm like you, I completely ignore the color wheel and just wear whatever strikes my fancy that day. Hopefully there is more success than failure!

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  12. hi dear :) Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog hun! I´m now following you via GFC too :P Keep in touch

    http://thefrench-fries.blogspot.pt/

    xx

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  13. I feel like the green is the neutral. And great lesson on color palette! You worked all of the colors in your outfit so beautifully. It could have all been wrong, but it was so right and so cheery! I'd smile if I saw you walking down the street!

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  14. A combination of so many colours I wouldn`t believe it may looks so nice.
    Just lovely.
    http://www.glossylala.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Love these tips! I never actually consult the color wheel, but should definitely start. That green and purple are fabulous together!

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  16. I need to get my hands on a colourwheel and bring it in my purse. Often times I have things at home and see sthg at the store which I would think would look great. It'd be nice to just 'see' if it'd work :) Love the clutch and the cardigan is cute!

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  17. great info! and the outfit looks great! you styled the outfit together perfectly!

    ~nic
    www.nics-picks.com

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  18. I love your skirt, it's one of my favorite colors :)

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  19. What a super fun outfit! Love all the color! You are a master at the color combos! This one is awesome! Popping over from The Pleated Poppy.

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  20. love the yellow and purple together. i have a purple skirt that i have year to wear, looks like i might have to add a yellow belt and a fun floral top to my closet!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  21. I love the colors! And I have the same belt, it's a great way to brighten up any look!
    Would you like to follow each other? I started on GFC, let me know if you want to follow each other on bloglovin as well)

    kisses
    http://adollwithoutstyle.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Margarita, and sure I'd love to do so!

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  22. Love the color comb. I need a small color wheel to keep in my purse.

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  23. Thanks for following , following back now!
    Let's keep in touch!
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  24. THAT CHAR IS SURELY A TOOL TO KEEP! COLOR COMBINATION PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN DRESSING UP. BY THE WAY THAT CLUTCH IS SUPER!

    KISSES FROM :
    A SMALL BLOG WITH A BIG HEART
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY where Fashion and Food collide!
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  25. Gorgeous look
    http://shana-style.blogspot.com

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  26. Thank you all for your wonderful comments!

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  27. Love the floral blouse with that purple skirt - so pretty!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  28. I have a very similar skirt that I have not worn in years!! Thanks for the inspiration! LOVE thsi outfit!

    I'm having a $75.00 gift certificate giveaway on my blog!

    Enter to win :)

    <3 Denise

    http://allthingsnew-denise.blogspot.com/

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  29. Love the purple skirt and yellow belt combination!! I think it looks awesome.

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  30. Thanks for the colour lesson! That will definitely come in handy when selecting outfits! I love all the colours you've combined here! They work perfectly together!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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  31. Love all the colours in this outfit, especially the purple skirt. Very nice! Great tips on colour-blocking too:)

    Raj
    Pink Chai Style

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  32. so cute! I love this look. The colors are lovely on you!
    xo,
    nancy

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  33. Gorgeous outfit - I love the green and purple together with the contrast of the yellow belt. :) Oh, and the envelope bag is lovely. :D

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  34. Really cute look! For the longest time yellow and purple were my favorite set of complementary colors. I love color theory, and I love that you're talking about it in this post! Yay art!

    Julia
    Cup of Tea

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  35. I love the purple skirt with the florals, so pretty! And yay thanks for the info about colors. I definitely could use the color wheel to help me with colorblocking. So far, I have only tried colorblocking colors in the same color family. (wow I said the word "color" a lot!)

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  36. Girl you totally nailed this color combo... I'm slightly obsessed with this top too... that floral is KILLER!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  37. I am a big fan of color-blocking and love the way play with colors here. You look lovely :)

    New post up...
    ❤ StylishByNature.com

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  38. Beautiful look!!! I love your clutch!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  39. Juneli dear, fab fab look, love how u used a yellow belt to add that color blocking. that watch I want! superb!
    btw, you have just been presented with the *drum roll* Sunshine Blogger Award!!
    For award details and rules visit - http://thezingofmylife.blogspot.com/2012/07/my-first-blogger-award.html
    enjoy!!
    ~ashy
    http://thezingofmylife.blogspot.com

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  40. Thank you so much for all the recommendations.. i will definitely be looking into those books!!

    love
    Mehak
    www.thedoublemlife.blogspot.com

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  41. Great post! Nice look, your clutch is so lovely!

    www.fashionsaveur.blogspot.com

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  42. I love all of these colors together. So pretty! And what a great explanation of the color wheel. :)

    -Mary @ stylethatmoves.blogspot.com

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  43. a lovely combination of colours, they compliment each other and your skin tone :) you look lovely! xx

    http://iampolkadots.blogspot.co.uk/

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