Spring… Summer… Fall… Holiday… Each of the four seasons in a Paul Fredrick calendar year has its own particular colors and color schemes. There are, of course, tones that transcend these periods and are popularly worn year-round: basic white and black are two examples that are generally considered ‘evergreen.’ The building blocks of color are very important throughout; we in essence see the same colors – red, purple, yellow, orange, green, and blue – repeated every season. What changes, though, is the variation in each hue that we match to the appropriate season. Let’s look at these variations for Fall 2016!
Sage + Slate Blue
Sage and slate blue (sometimes substituted with light blue) is a color combination that… Continue>>
You probably remember learning how our eyes work in biology class, but here’s a quick review of the science behind seeing color. The human eye has receptors that take in light and transmit this information to the brain, which then translates that light into colors. Upon receiving this data, the brain determines our reaction to these colors or color combinations. Incredibly, some colors have been found to physically affect our bodies, while others stir an emotional response within us. In considering one’s outfit, it is useful to know how the colors we wear affect us and those around us.
Did you know that viewing red has been connected to… Continue>>
Holiday may very well be our favorite season. Open up our catalog and you’ll see why! Ranging from cheerful primary hues to refined earthy shades to dazzling jewel tones, our Holiday color stories are some of the most spectacular of the year.
In this article, we’ll share a few of our favorite color combinations for the season and show you how to wear them.
Brown and Red
Truly, both brown and red are eminently wearable in any season. Brown is a versatile neutral and red can provide any outfit with a lively pop of color; as a combination, they are well suited for Holiday and prove to be a sophisticated duo. Red is a very… Continue>>
Figuring out which pieces match and which do not can sometimes seem like an impossible task. Some lucky people are naturally talented at knowing the rules of fashion, but most of us need a little help in that department. For that second group, here are 3 tips that will give you a major leg up on the competition.
1. Make sure the pieces of your outfit are related. Related pieces are ones which, for example, are in primary colors (red, yellow, or blue) or some variation thereof; complementary colors, the ones across from each other on the color wheel; or analogous colors, colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. If you choose… Continue>>
As with any season, Fall has its very own color scheme. In Summer, bright, sunny colors share the stage with pastels; in Fall, the trend leans toward deeper colors and rich jewel tones. We’re going to let you in on our very favorite color combinations for Fall, and furthermore, how you can create an outfit around these colors.
Plum and Gold
Plum is described as a derivative of purple, the color of royalty. This is one of the richest colors on the Fall palette and therefore it seems only fitting that it should be paired with gold. Deep tones like plum, burgundy, and brown are indeed a perfect match for the season. Pair plum with… Continue>>
The air is warm, the sky is clear, and you and your special someone are ready to do something fun together. Whether you’re heading out or staying in, it’s important to look good. You need to put some time and thought into your outfit to make the right impression.
To help you out, we’ve put together some outfits for different scenarios that will be sure to have everyone thinking how lucky your date is.
The sun goes down late, and there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy the extra light in the evening hours. Prepare a nice dinner of your favorite picnic foods and head to a nearby park or an open field where you can spend time… Continue>>