When I added the Chico’s color ‘Malibu Punch‘ to my wardrobe in the spring, I knew exactly how it would perform with the primary colors and neutrals in my closet. That’s what accent colors do. They are team players that work well with others.
The bright girlfriend ankle jeans help create a fun, casual look when paired with a plain white shirt and sneakers. The crossbody bag and leather band watch add to the relaxed vibe of the Sunday afternoon look.
The whisper-thin white striped relaxed cotton shirt is from Everlane here. The crossbody bag is a no-name inexpensive one from a gift shop, similar here. The khaki sneakers are by Ralph Lauren, similar here. The large face watch with a leather band is a few years old. Similar watch here.
When I wear one of the Malibu Punch items, I always pair it with neutral or primary colors, never another accent color. For example, if I had worn my aqua top from the post here with these jeans, it would have created a look that is too bold and in your face for me. Anchoring a bright color with a solid neutral makes it more compatible with my classic style. I also wear these jeans with tops or jackets in navy, denim blue, or black.
My wardrobe consists of the three main colors of navy, gray, and denim blue. My two neutral colors are white and black. The four accent colors are red, royal, turquoise, and coral. The main colors and the neutral colors all work together or with any accent colors.