Ixnay on the Double-Ombre?

Am I off my nut here? Is this the new trying-too-hard matchy-matchy? I haven't left the house, and I don't have any real reason to today. Just an idea I had for later.

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27 Comments

  • Sylvie replied 5 years ago

    Hmm, I think the black is throwing me off because it is so stark and creates another big color transition. Do you have an ink blue top?

  • amiable replied 5 years ago

    HaHa! I love the top, and I love the pants, and I love the idea! I would totally wear it, but I have no idea whether it works. Yeah, I know, I'm no help :)

  • rae replied 5 years ago

    No, I do not. I don't mind the high-contrast, really. Not quite sure if ombre pants and ombre top is too much.

  • Raisin replied 5 years ago

    Hehe, love the face ;)

    I don't know if it's a "no-no" or not, but I actually don't mind it!

  • tarzy replied 5 years ago

    I think you look great (but your expression totally conveys your doubt, lol!)

  • MsMary replied 5 years ago

    I kind of love it. Even though I feel like maybe I shouldn't. But I do.

    Maybe some gray boots?

  • annagybe replied 5 years ago

    It's not so much the ombre, I just don't think the colors go together very well.

  • Day Vies replied 5 years ago

    I like it. I think the black brings them together as you'd intended since both patterns get darker as they move toward your waist. It's new -- I say give it time if you aren't feeling sure aboit it. But the fit, cut and tones work very well together --not matchy-matchy at all.

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    I like it too

  • goldenpig replied 5 years ago

    Well, I love it, but you know how I feel about matchy matchy!

  • Amy replied 5 years ago

    I'm iffy on it. Your expression is cute, though!

  • Janet replied 5 years ago

    I love each individual piece and want to steal them from you, but I don't love them together.

  • rachylou replied 5 years ago

    I think that's awesome and gutsy.

    !!

  • Zapotee replied 5 years ago

    I like it, because to me the gradient effect starts with black ( your hair) and ends up in black (The boots), Plus I am suscribing to a new color theory. To me, most colors match when the saturation is similar.This theory is the one known in some circles as the "MaryK paradox".

  • lynne replied 5 years ago

    I like it.

  • Girl X replied 5 years ago

    I like the double ombre, but I don't like the black shirt in the middle. What other colours could you wear underneath?

  • rae replied 5 years ago

    Hm, other colors... I have the heather gray layering tee I wore yesterday. Also a long-sleeved turquoise layering tee.

    I think maybe I won't continue with this experiment. Maybe it would be better with my solid rust skinnies for another take on the verdigris theme I like so much.

  • Marley replied 5 years ago

    I like! I think its very fun - and kind of tongue in cheek. To me, the black works because of your hair color and boots!

  • cciele replied 5 years ago

    I like both pieces but am also "eh" about the black in the middle. Look forward to seeing your verdigris interpretations!

  • Isabel replied 5 years ago

    Yea, I am iffy too. Though I can't really put my finger on it. It is not something that I would scratch my head and say "What was she thinking" ( well, I wouldn't say that anyway ) but it isn't Rae fab, ka-pow either. It's mediocre.

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    You're adorable!

    I'm with Anna on this one. It's not the double ombre. It's the colours looking not so hot together.

    That shirt is a winner on you.

  • Zapotee replied 5 years ago

    Dang it, you know? I had to come back to say that the more I see it, the more I like it. I hope Angie chimes in on this one.

  • deb replied 5 years ago

    Wear it around the house and see if it grows on you. I do not think it is bad, just not your best.

  • Tina.b replied 5 years ago

    Really love the gradation meeting at black in the centre, very cool. As to the colours working together I'm not 100% sure, maybe it doesn't even matter as the perception is that they flow. It's like a visual illusion. I have a really tough time pairing anything with burgundy so I'm definitely not the one to assess the colour compatibility. I'm very intrigued by the look. :)

  • nancylee replied 5 years ago

    I like both pieces, Rae, and I want to like the total look...but I'm feeling a little thrown by the transition from the blue shirt hem to the black on the pants waist (like sylvie and anna said).

    Hmmm.

  • Karie replied 5 years ago

    I'm not sure...I like it...but I'm not sure if I should....but I also don't know why I'm not thrilled with it either.
    I like the "MaryK paradox" that Zap talked about!

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    Why not! Very 2013.

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