Posh Tip: Mix Primary Colors

The old adage was that one should never mix primary or base colors like black, brown and navy when dressing. But the new rule is that there are no rules, and your style should be a reflection of your personality.

In college, one of my best friends used to often wear combinations of black and brown. And though the “rule” would play back in my head, I couldn’t help but admire how great she always looked in it. I didn’t have the nerve to try it though until a few years later.

I’ve discovered, though, that primary colors actually play very well together; their tones are complements. Designers are even mixing primary colors together with color blocking. I’m a fan in particular of the black and brown combination in riding boots, like Kourtney Kardashian was seen wearing with a fabulous trench.

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This opens up an entirely new way to look at your wardrobe.

So why not try….

Black and Navy?

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Black and Brown? 

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Black and Gray?

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Can you find creative ways to mix the primary colored items in your closet?