wardrobe colour help - too much blue

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  1. chrisfields

    chrisfields Member

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    I was hoping to get some advice to expand my wardrobe, specifically with new colour selection. I have come to the conclusion that I wear too much blue. Any photos to illustrate your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    I live in a very hot and humid climate. I occasionally visit colder climates. I am also in the military and therefore do not need or particularly like wearing suits and I like to dress fairly casually in my time off. I have mousey blonde hair and a light tan and find that navy blue, darker greys and shades of white suit my complexion.

    My usual dress consists of combinations of the following:
    **Shirts
    ss navy blue and light blue polos
    ls navy blue polo
    ls white or light blue oxford shirts
    grey or navy blue tshirts

    **Pants
    cream or navy chinos
    khakis
    natural coloured linen slacks
    khaki, tan, grey, navy coloured shorts
    indigo levis

    **Shoes
    white canvas shoes
    brown desert boots

    **Colder Weather
    navy blue or greay v-neck sweaters
    navy blue windcheater
    navy blue linen unlined blazer

    Any advice to expand my fairly boring style would be greatly appreciated. I would like to keep the style fairly casual and low-key. Thanks for your time.
     


  2. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    A few ideas:
    Red-brown shirts
    Shirts with patterns on, for example, white backgrounds
    Olive pants
     


  3. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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  4. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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    I like adding various shades of purple to my shirt collection. Seems easy to pull off with greys/blues.
     


  5. Doc4

    Doc4 Senior member

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    It seems that the bulk of your blue is above the belt (shirts & cold-weather stuff) so try mixing it up there. A pink shirt or two will help a lot, and perhaps yellow as well ... and both will go well with blue as a bonus.

    There really isn't too much bad with having a bunch of blue in your wardrobe, though.

    For the cooler climate stuff, try having a coloured shirt (pink, yellow, whatever) perhaps with a pattern as well peeking out from under your blue outerwear.
     


  6. CruzAzul

    CruzAzul Senior member

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    Start working in some browns that will go with everything you already wear. Chocolate brown, camel tan, etc. Add shirts in pale lavender. Get some light grey in there.
     


  7. blahman

    blahman Senior member

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    Before you get anything check this out:

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=89372


    I love being Asian. Not too pale, not too dark, enough contrast with hair and not too much - look good in everything. [​IMG]
     


  8. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    I love being Asian. Not too pale, not too dark, enough contrast with hair and not too much - look good in everything. [​IMG]

    Please wear and enjoy some orange, sherbert green and tan shirts for me, for I am milky white and can't wear these fabulous colours.
     


  9. chrisfields

    chrisfields Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions so far!!
     


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    yachtie Senior member

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    I love being Asian. Not too pale, not too dark, enough contrast with hair and not too much - look good in everything. [​IMG]
    Ssssssuuuurrreeee, you do......[​IMG]
     


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