Green Pants & Red Boots

First of all, happy Monday everyone! I’m very excited to be sharing this post with you today! Growing up, I would always hear people say that it was a big “NO, NO” to wear green and red together. Back then (in the 80’s and 90’s), many city dwellers in China would mock someone if they wore this color combo. They would think he or she was from the rural countryside who didn’t have any fashion sense. Because of this, I made sure I never wore these 2 colors together.

Fast forward to today, I wonder who even invented this rule?! I mean, red roses have green leaves, but that doesn’t make them ugly or deter us from buying them does it? I’m so happy that this childhood color combo phobic is finally over. However, I do have to say that green and red isn’t the easiest color combo to style, like black and white, or blue and orange are. All these color combos have something in common though, which is they are all complementary colors.

If you dress complementary colors effectively, it will definitely make your outfit “Pop” and get noticed by others. Reason being is that complementary colors are directly opposite one another in the color spectrum or color wheel (has the most contrast). For example, if you want to make red paint darker, you simply add a little green to darken the red shade. This is color 101 that I learned back in my art school days, hehe…

Green is actually a popular color for Fall 2017. You’ve probably seen it everywhere in the stores. Also, floral prints have continued its popularity throughout this year. This H&M floral ruffled blouse I am wearing (on sale right now for $14.99) already has red and green in it. So to make everything cohesive in color, it was a no-brainer for me to match it with a pair of green pants. These slim-fit high waisted pants are also from H&M.

To make the outfit “Pop”, I chose a pair of over the knee boots in red from DSW (similar here, and here), and accessorized it with a red Coach bag (old, similar here). Red boots are very “in” right now, and I’m seeing over the knee boots this season more than ever. Whether you choose to tuck them into a pair of pants/jeans or styled with a skirt, these boots will sure make anything “Pop”! 🙂

So if you were like me who avoided the green and red combo for years, it’s time to give this color combo a try. Put it on your “To Do List” and make a fashion statement for this year’s Christmas parties or holiday gatherings! I’ll assure you that you will impress many people. 🙂

Note: If you want to tone down the holiday vibe, go with darker shades of both green and red.

So what are your thoughts on this look and color combo? Let me know “yay” or “nay” in the comments below!

Thanks for reading!

Always with LOVE,

Ming

Outfit:  H&M Blouse | H&M Pants | DSW (similar here, and here) | Coach bag (old, similar here)

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