TREND: It Takes Two to Tango

A key element to any Fashionista’s outfit is to appear “put together.” Whether it’s using fashion inspiration from a certain decade, coordinating prints or simply matching your shirt to your socks, style stars go that extra mile to look primed and ready. One of the easiest ways to achieve a cohesive look is by choosing an appealing color palette for your outfit. And while spring’s warmer temperatures may have your heart racing for the season’s brightest hues and sunniest prints, using a little style restraint can go a long way. Enter the color duo trend. Attained by keeping your outfit to two distinct colors, this trend gives immediate consistency to your look, while still leaving plenty of room to experiment with different fabrics, cuts, and styles. This Fashionista infuses a gray-black palette with confidence and personality. Her graphic H&M T-shirt is hip with a touch of rock ‘n’ roll, and her patterned Forever 21 shorts add an appealing visual contrast to the look. Her accessories keep the color duo trend consistent, with a thrifted black skinny belt, gray mid-calf H&M socks, and black biker boots from Frye. To try out the color duo trend, choose two complementary colors to base your outfit around. After that, the sky is the limit as to what pieces can be worn together.

American Apparel’s Mid-length Pocket Tee is a great jumping off point for this trend with its cropped spring style and wide range of color options. Denim shorts are also an excellent piece to incorporate into your color duo. Not only are they the quintessential summer bottom, but jean shorts can easily be found in every color under the sun, like Urban Outfitters’ Vintage Destroyed Denim Short.

Hint: Although this CollegeFashionista chose a darker color palette for her outfit, other color combinations will work just as well. For a summery approach to the trend, try pairing together this season’s hottest colors like coral and turquoise. For a look suitable for nighttime, wearing metallics in tandem will look sassy and sophisticated.

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