Breaking the Rules with Blue and Green

“Blue and green should never been seen except in the washing machine.”

That’s what someone rattled off to me when I wore these two colors together a few years ago. Luckily I don’t follow rules. I’ll wear white after Labor Day too–just watch me!

blue and green

Top: Marshall’s
Jeans: Macy’s
Belt: Truth
Shoes: Flexx
Ring: One-eyed Collie

Some color combinations have often been considered no-nos: black and brown, blue and black, and apparently blue and green. But I disagree. It’s more about the shades. Too dark a blue or brown might not stand out against the black but I’d hardly say they clash. And sometimes clashing colors work. Fuchsia and orange anyone?

green cropped skinnies

Do you have and favorite outfits that break fashion rules? Or any rules that you absolutely won’t break?

striped top

I’m linking up with The Pleated Poppy and Transatlantic Blonde today. Have a look at what everyone else is wearing!


Filed under Fashion, Thrifty

9 responses to “Breaking the Rules with Blue and Green

  1. Nice sporty look and you look fabulous!

    I’m all for breaking rules if they don’t make sense! The sky is blue and the trees are green and they look great together!! There’s a flower in Costa Rica that is fuchsia and orange that looks spectacular!!

    One rule I do follow is one my mom taught me–not to wear white with off-white because the white will make the off-white look dirty and that’s a rule that makes sense! 😉

    Fashion is fun! ❤

    • I like looking to nature for color combo idea – fish and birds and insects are excellent examples of great color-mixing!

      White and off-white is a good combo to stay away from. I agree that the off-white will look dirty!

  2. That is SO strange. Green and blue have been a prep combination forever (green whales on blue background). So strange. I think this looks great.

  3. Breaking the rules??? I think you are re-writing the rules. The blue and green is a great combination. You look fantastic. I like what Carmen said, “don’t wear white with off-white because the white will make the off-white look dirty.” I never really thought about that rule but it does makes sense!

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love this look. I’d never heard that rhyme before, but it makes me laugh. I agree with you that it’s the tone, hue, whatever that makes colors work together. This are similarly hued and so look perfect!

  5. Hello beautiful Jean- you are already on the blog roll (page P-S)
    I haven’t made a badge yet- feel free to make one- and I’ll make an official one by next month I hope! Hugs!

    • Thank you! I see it now. I appreciate it! You make lovely badges so I’ll wait for yours. No rush. The one on my nav now goes to your 40+ page and people can find Into the Violet from there. Have a great day!

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