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Careful, You’ve Got a Clutch (Chapter 2)

The Slant Match

In case you need help figuring out what a Slant Match is, think of a slant rhyme, or a pair of words that do not rhyme exactly like “cat” and “hat,” but more like “ill” and “shell” or “dry” and “died.” Think poetry.

A Slant Match is the same thing. It is at least two colors used in an outfit that are not the exact same colors, but close enough to create a response. This can be two different shades of turquoise, or three different shades of pink. Think of decorating a room: you wouldn’t pick all of the same exact colors; you would pick alike colors that complement each other. Make sense?

The Slant Match also applies to opposite colors, such as blue and pink, or orange and green. Pink and blue together certainly don’t match, and neither do orange and green, but that doesn’t mean they can’t look great together. However, when attempting a Slant Match with two opposite colors, it’s important to keep brights, dulls, and shades alike. If matching green with orange, pick a bright orange and a bright green, not a bright orange and dull green, or the other way around. Slant Matches with opposites often create a dramatic effect on your outfit, so it’s important not to over do it.

Slant Matches are a perfect way to accentuate your outfit while sticking with today’s trends which are combinations of bold, bright colors. For the winter, a good Slant Match may be a grey dress with burgundy heels. You wouldn’t think of grey and burgundy “matching” per se, but you would think of them going together. Other good winter Slant Matches are different shades of grey paired with different shades of purple. For a more opposite Slant Match, try dark greens with burnt oranges.

So next time you doubt your ability to wear an orange dress with turquoise earrings, remember the Slant Match and its power to transform.

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