Splashes of Color // Tips for Color Coordinating Your Looks

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Over the years my style has evolved from lively and colorful to more understated and mature. While I love keeping things more minimal, there are days where I miss wearing bright shades that complement my mood. So when I stumbled upon the new LIFEWTR at 7-Eleven, I suddenly felt inspired by their artistic bottles and knew that I needed to give color another chance.

LIFEWTR from 7-Eleven has partnered with Artists to create their stunning new bottles. I love how each one is dripping with color and well, life! But of course, the water inside is just as amazing. It's purified, pH balanced, has electrolytes for taste, all while quenching my curiosity and enabling my self expression. Now whenever I need a dose of creativity, I know I can pop into my nearest 7-Eleven and snag my favorite LIFEWTR bottle (which btw, is recyclable)!

Since I was daring myself to play with color, once again, I figured it would be the perfect time to share some of my color-wearing tips...

1. Color Mixing
I'll admit, I am not always the best at color mixing; it's definitely something I have to practice. A couple things I've learned when mixing colors is that they love staying in their families. So when I mix colors, I like to keep them either in the same tone or the same shade. For example, the red and blue I am wearing works because they are both in the gem tone family. But then I've also mixed in different shades of blue (the details in the cardigan, my jeans, and my shoes) which help balance the look out.

2. Use the Color Wheel
When knowing which colors to pair together, I always recommend going back to the color wheel. Not only do the complementary colors work together, but then you've also got the secondary colors and so on. It's a great guideline to knowing where to start.

3. Draw Inspiration From Art
Just like I drew inspiration from the artwork on this LIFEWTR bottle from 7-Eleven, there is outfit inspiration everywhere. Be inspired by your favorite painting, building, dance, or designer. Find the movement, the color, and let them shine through in your outfit.


4. Make It Work For Your Style
From adding simple splashes of color with accessories to dressing head to toe in a monochromatic shade, there are a bunch of ways you can make colorful clothing work for you! Start small if you're nervous with just a pop of red on your lips or a pair of purple shoes. As you become more comfortable, you'll find yourself branching out and mixing that bright red top with that blue plaid cardigan.

5. Don't Hold Back
Color mixing can be intimidating, but sometimes you can't hold back. You'll find that when you release all of that creativity and embrace the challenge wholeheartedly, that you'll look and feel more amazing than you had ever imagined.

Now, get out there and start putting your own colorful looks together! Be sure to snag some LIFEWTR from 7-Eleven for inspiration, it's a great place to start.