Let me ask you a few questions… and see if any of them ring true.
- Does the thought of wearing a suit make you feel nauseous?
- Do you suddenly feel sick when you have to wear dress pants or khakis?
- Do you think scarves are for women and all men who wear them should go to jail?
If any of them ring true, you’re probably the chill type of guy who puts comfort above all when it comes to clothing.
The thing about wearing sporty outfits or any other type of outfit is that color rules are universal. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a suit or a sporty outfit: color matching is just as easy.
Let’s talk about mens trainers for a moment. They’re comfortable and come in a wide variety of colors and shapes.
I’m sure you know everything about buying them to fit. They have to feel right when you try them on the first time. You have to try on both shoes before you buy to make sure both of them fit perfectly. But how to color coordinate them with the rest of your sporty outfit?
It’s not as hard as it seems. There’s one big secret you need to know about matching your trainers. And that secret is…
The colors that appear on your trainers are obviously not that visible to the human eye. But if you can repeat the exact color and nuance from your trainers in your outfit, the eye will notice this.
For instance, let’s take a look at the pair of Nikes below:
If you can wear a pair of sporty items that have the same yellow in them, you’ve color coordinated your outfit. Sure, the predominant colors in your outfit have to go together but it’s the ones that are less obvious that make ALL the difference.
In our case, you could very well add a pair of black cargo pants to match the black of the Nikes. But if you can include a little yellow (maybe a black t-shirt with small portions of yellow on it) you’ll really look stylish.
It’s not that hard, to look stylish in sporty clothes, is it?
Here’s rapper TI with a great example of color coordination. Notice how the same blue shows up in three places: his sports shoes, his cardigan and his cap.
That’s it. Now you can wear your trainers and be stylish at the same time. Oh, and if you’re looking for some new trainers to buy, check out very.co.uk for the pair of Nikes shown above and many others.