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Editor Intel: Layering Brights

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In styling there are a few black-belt Judo moves that will set you apart from the crowd. Mixing patterns is one: How and when to clash a floral with a graphic print is expert stuff. Mixing volumes is another: Playing with shape and dimension takes a deft hand. We’ll break down both of those in upcoming posts but right now, it high time we talk about high color because this is the brightest fall I’ve ever seen. Thank you Barbiecore, thank you Pantone color-of-the-year, Lime green. 
So what’s the secret to mixing loud brights without looking like you just escaped from a long drive in a clown car? Stick to set color combos and go from bright to light as you move to the outer layers. Red and pink, for instance alway work together. An easy put-together is a bright pink pant, a red bag and lighter pink down jacket. Find all of the pieces below. Another great combo, as seen above, is lime green with periwinkle blue. Style it as above with a green jacket, with a blue turtleneck and a green maxi. Not all color combos are created equal. While lavender and yellow is happiness, bright blue and orange feels a little Marvel-esque. Unless of course that’s what you are going for; in which case, nice move!

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