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Ins and Outs of Matching and How to Pair a Leather Jacket in Denver

May 3, 2017

How many times have you been clothes shopping or just looking through your closet for something to wear and thought “can I wear this with this?” With how quickly trends change, you never know what patterns you can mix and which ones you can’t. Take a quick look at some of the dos and don’ts with colors and patterns, new trends to try, and what goes well with a leather jacket in Denver.

Dos and Don’ts with Colors

One of the pairs of colors that most have deemed “unmatched” are brown and black. However, if you choose wisely, you can make it work. Keep it subtle, for instance, pairing a pair of black pants with brown shoes. When it comes to colors, by learning a color wheel you can see what colors will work and won’t. If a color is opposite from another on the wheel, those will most likely work when pairing together. If they are near each other, such as red and orange or blue and purple, those do not usually pair well. For a color wheel to review and an in-depth look at different hues and tones, read Lifehacker’s Learn the Basics of Color Theory to Know What Looks Good.

What To Do With Patterns

If you are one that likes to wear bold patterns, you can mix and match to a certain extent. A key thing to remember though is to only pick one dominant pattern or statement piece. If you have multiple items of clothing that are trying to steal the spotlight, it is just too much. For instance, pair a bold striped jacket with a very subtle polka dotted shirt. You can also add hints of patterns with layering, such as a striped or polka dotted skirt or pants, mixed with a plain shirt that has a layered patterned undershirt. If you like stripes, you can often pair very thin striped shirts or pants with other patterns since the stripes are so thin. If you have printed clothing, you can pair different types together as long as one does not dominate the other.

What Pairs with a Leather Jacket

One of the perfect accent pieces to add to your closet for any time throughout the year is a leather jacket. It is incredibly versatile which means you can pair it with almost anything in your closet. Keep in mind the colors that match and if you have a brown leather jacket, choose colors that balance the brown well. In this case, you could wear a black tee under your leather jacket or you can try a striped or printed shirt. You can also use a leather jacket to dress an outfit up or down.

As you are looking for the perfect leather jacket to add to your closet, check out the Jonval Leather and Fur Gallery. Our selection of leathers and furs will help you add a little pop to your wardrobe that can mix and match with all kinds of different styles. Stop by and see us at 6880 E. Evans Ave. in Denver from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.