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9 Chic Color Combos Sure To Elevate Your Style Game

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Whether you're vaxxed and waxed or minding the business that pays you, it's high time we all serve up looks on all occasions. We know you may be in a style rut considering the past year we all experienced. One unfailing way to mind the gap is to elevate your style game. How do you do that, you ask? With color combos.


Color blocking is risky business but it's so worth it. The art of pairing colors may not be in your wheelhouse but we have no doubt it will boost your personal style instantly. Dynamic duos are not hard to pull off – the trick is to commit. Need some convincing? Ahead, find a few magical black women showing us color combinations that take your fashion choices to new heights.

Keia in Green & Blue

Keia didn't have to come for us like this. We are glad she did though because she is giving all the inspo! Centering your color combo around your sneakers is a surefire way to get the job done. Try finding some colorful kicks and then choose your top and bottom based on the dominant colors. Don't doubt yourself, you got this!

Kimberly in Pink & Yellow

The vibrance of pink and yellow will brighten up any room. Kimberly kept it simple but chic by using both colors to make a bold statement. The classic tunic can be found in almost any store and you can find similar trousers in a thrift store. If you're looking to go the extra mile, try getting your trousers tailored to create a sophisticated look.

Maya in Green & White

This one is for the minimalist. Neutral colors are your best friend but we want to challenge you to play around with your signature palette. Take Maya for example, she used the bright white top to embolden the dark green coordinate set. White can be paired with literally anything so you'll always look put together when rocking it with a not-so-safe color.

Temmiy in Blue & Orange

Blue and orange are extremely complementary colors and Temmiy is the proof. At this point, it's go bold or go home. This digital creator is wearing a custom-made two-piece that deserves to be adored. Between the symmetry and synchronicity of the hues, I would wear this getup to every function.

Morrinah in Yellow & Black

Back in the day, Wiz Khalifa had us singing "Black and Yellow" religiously and now Morrinah has us ready to buy all the black and yellow off of the racks. By simply using a contrasting color for accessories, the D.C. blogger mastered pairing opposing colors and making them look like they were pre-destined.

Madeleine in Purple & Green

Is it us or does this combination surprise you? How is it so fly? We believe it's because it looks very similar to nature and flowers. The aesthetic is refreshing and polished – just the way Madeleine likes it. She loves a good suit and this one is giving what it's supposed to had gave with the pop of green. Suits are a feasible way to transition into color blocking because the suit is doing the heavy lifting.

Sharron in Blue, Pink & Yellow

Three colors are better than two! Sharron is one of the queens of color combos. She manages to make it look so effortless. It's clear that she truly believes in showing off her bold, colorful, edgy style. The fashionista loves to encourage women to step out of their comfort zone to discover their very best, most powerful selves. Looking for a way to take risks? Grab some colorful bottoms and then select three popping colors from the print for your top, shoes, and accessories. And just like that, you have a vacation-ready outfit.

Zamar in Black & Lime

If overstood the assignment was a person, it would be Zamar. The luxury pieces are giving us all the feels as our house believes Black women deserve all the luxury. Adding texture to your shade fusion is a stylish option when trying this trend. Zamar's crocodile skin boots and jacket elevate the simplicity of the bodysuit and printed shorts. There's something about the lively lime and the seductive black that makes it fuego.

Sade in Pink & Green

You don't have to be an AKA to don pink and green. It's also a brilliant doublet that looks stunning during the warmer seasons. It's fun, flirty, and all types of trendy. Even fashion houses like Moschino appreciate the power of pink and green. Sade gave us various shades of green and pink and we can't get enough. She layered the shades of this look beautifully.

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When I was ten, my Sunday school teacher put on a brief performance in class that included some of the boys standing in front of the classroom while she stood in front of them holding a heart shaped box of chocolate. One by one, she tells each boy to come and bite a piece of candy and then place the remainder back into the box. After the last boy, she gave the box of now mangled chocolate over to the other Sunday school teacher — who happened to be her real husband — who made a comically puzzled face. She told us that the lesson to be gleaned from this was that if you give your heart away to too many people, once you find “the one,” that your heart would be too damaged. The lesson wasn’t explicitly about sex but the implication was clearly present.

That memory came back to me after a flier went viral last week, advertising an abstinence event titled The Close Your Legs Tour with the specific target demo of teen girls came across my Twitter timeline. The event was met with derision online. Writer, artist, and professor Ashon Crawley said: “We have to refuse shame. it is not yours to hold. legs open or not.” Writer and theologian Candice Marie Benbow said on her Twitter: “Any event where 12-17-year-old girls are being told to ‘keep their legs closed’ is a space where purity culture is being reinforced.”

“Purity culture,” as Benbow referenced, is a culture that teaches primarily girls and women that their value is to be found in their ability to stay chaste and “pure”–as in, non-sexual–for both God and their future husbands.

I grew up in an explicitly evangelical house and church, where I was taught virginity was the best gift a girl can hold on to until she got married. I fortunately never wore a purity ring or had a ceremony where I promised my father I wouldn’t have pre-marital sex. I certainly never even thought of having my hymen examined and the certificate handed over to my father on my wedding day as “proof” that I kept my promise. But the culture was always present. A few years after that chocolate-flavored indoctrination, I was introduced to the fabled car anecdote. “Boys don’t like girls who have been test-driven,” as it goes.

And I believed it for a long time. That to be loved and to be desired by men, it was only right for me to deny myself my own basic human desires, in the hopes of one day meeting a man that would fill all of my fantasies — romantically and sexually. Even if it meant denying my queerness, or even if it meant ignoring how being the only Black and fat girl in a predominantly white Christian space often had me watch all the white girls have their first boyfriends while I didn’t. Something they don’t tell you about purity culture – and that it took me years to learn and unlearn myself – is that there are bodies that are deemed inherently sinful and vulgar. That purity is about the desire to see girls and women shrink themselves, make themselves meek for men.

Purity culture isn’t unlike rape culture which tells young girls in so many ways that their worth can only be found through their bodies. Whether it be through promiscuity or chastity, young girls are instructed on what to do with their bodies before they’ve had time to figure themselves out, separate from a patriarchal lens. That their needs are secondary to that of the men and boys in their lives.

It took me a while —after leaving the church and unlearning the toxic ideals around purity culture rooted in anti-Blackness, fatphobia, heteropatriarchy, and queerphobia — to embrace my body, my sexuality, and my queerness as something that was not only not sinful or dirty, but actually in line with the vision God has over my life. Our bodies don't stop being our temples depending on who we do or who we don’t let in, and our worth isn’t dependent on the width of our legs at any given point.

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