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Models: Zahra Amiji, Andi Stess and Kwame Fordwor

And if you’re concerned that adding the primary colors will make outfits too complicated, don’t fret! Adding color to your outfits can be as simple as switching a solid white tee for a solid yellow tee. Pair it with blue jeans, grey joggers, black sweats—any toned-down thing you would’ve worn the white tee with. This little trick of using colored basics instead of your go to grayscale basics is so easy and goes a long way. Another example: a simple switch from a pair of black/white socks to a pair of red socks can completely transform a conventional classic—white shirt, blue jeans, white sneakers. A pop of color adds a refreshing change to that overdone look, and will certainly grab attention from passerbys. If you pull it off, it’ll also show off your mature fashion sense and sophisticated style. By adding primary colors to your wardrobe, you’re unleashing a world of opportunities for personal expression. Colors can convey very powerful messages. Let’s start with red: This primary color is often perceived as very masculine and authoritative. So when women wear red it’s especially provocative and says to the world, “Forget your conforming gender roles and revel in how awesome I look.” Part of red’s allure and power is that it’s

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largely about being seen. It reminds us of the attention grabbing red of a STOP sign, the passionate color of love but also of bloodshed. If you want to express power and command attention, anything from a red dress or jacket, to something small like a scarf or pocket square, will get the job done. On the other hand, if you wanted to convey calmness, wear some blue. Why can you browse Facebook or Instagram for hours on end without getting tired? Unlike its provocative cousin, blue actually calms the mind while keeping it awake and focused. From the sky to the sea, blue is often associated with depth and stability. While blue is probably the most prevalent primary color in your closet (at the very least you have a couple pairs of blue jeans), think about going further than denim this season and branching out to embrace blue sweaters and jackets to appear more chill or wise. Last but not least we move to the most joyful and youthful color: yellow! The warming yellow of sunshine, the silly yellow of emojis, the loud yellow of NYC cabs...Yellow makes us happy, optimistic and energetic. But yellow is not

Youth  

Northeastern University's Fashion Magazine, The Avenue - Youth Issue

Youth  

Northeastern University's Fashion Magazine, The Avenue - Youth Issue

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