The Perfect Outfit: How To Rock Clashing Colors

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Yesterday, if someone had told us they wore pink, red, camel, black, and leopard in one outfit, we probably would have recommended an eye test. But then we spied Linda of NomNomBlingBling looking super cute in a striped sweater, mini, and leopard pumps, and we were sold.
Why it works? The statement colors (pink and red) are in the same color family, which creates a sense of continuity. The black tights and black cross-body bag keep the look grounded, and a splash of leopard print makes the wild combo look totally intentional — and therefore chic. Recreate the look with a palette that incorporates orange and red (keep it in the family, remember?), add interest with an unexpected color such as lilac, and make it all look grown-up and polished with a ladylike pump.
From left: Marc Jacobs Punk Striped Wool and Cashmere-Blend Sweater, $895, available at Net-a-Porter; Old Navy Rib-Knit Trim Camp Shirt, $17.97, available at Old Navy; TopShop Black 80 Denier Opaque Tights, $12, available at TopShop; H&M Bag, $17.95, available at H&M; Madewell Leopard-Print Film Noir Pump, $225, available at Madewell; H&M Skirt, $5.95, available at H&M.
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