Outfit|Looking chic effortlessly

Do you sometimes struggle with finding what to wear to look chic at all times? Well I know I do but this was before I figured out the three color rule! Don’t worry if you’ve never heard it before, I hadn’t too until a few weeks ago and decided to start following the rule as much as I could! The secret to a well balanced look is not having more than three colors in an outfit, This leads to an effortless but chic look!

Ever since I found out about this rule, My eyes travel through most outfits I see and I’m like “Okay, Color 1+Color 2 + Color 3 =Effortlessly chic!

So here are some tips on how to easily incorporate the three color rule into your outfits.

1. Incorporate neutrals; Out of all the three colors chosen, ensure one is a neutral so as to tone down the rest of the look. For me this neutral is black, I always prefer when there’s a little black like my culottes in this outfit (or navy blue) incorporated in my outfits. Whites and browns are good neutral colors as well!

2. Have a main piece- When following the three color rule, it’s always a good idea to have a stand out piece. Perhaps a piece with a very bright color or bold patterns. In my outfit, that main piece is my bag as it is the part of my outfit with the brightest color!

3. Accessories- Your accessories if colored count as part of your outfit though you can be more flexible with this and incorporate about four colors. If it is metallic jewelry then one shade should be used throughout the outfit, gold or silver, etc for cohesion.

4. If you like to dress with lots of colors, then that’s still okay, Strut your stuff! This is just a rule I have started following recently which has enabled me to start dressing chic without much fuss and little effort.


Ps – Don’t mind the chipped nails.


Top – @shopmaju on instagram.

Culottes – @thevintageconnectionng

Shoes – @thevintageconnectionng

What do you guys think of this rule?  Have any of you tried this when planning your outfits and has it helped? Please let me know in the comments section!

53 Comment

  1. Love this, it’s so useful! Gorgeous outfit!


  2. Love this! And the 3 colour rule is a life saver especially with neutrals and something to pop like you did.


    1. Thank you,I’m glad I could help!

  3. This top is beautiful x

    Jessica — NinetyCo 

    1. Thanks Jessica 😀

  4. Olaitan Bobade says: Reply

    White, black and red. I love! Never heard of this rule but sounds good and smart. You look fab.

  5. Omg love this outfit, the top is so cute!


    1. Thank you Katherine!

  6. Never heard this 3 point rule before but it makes a lot of sense! I’m going to try it the next time I get dressed and see if it can help me make decisions faster lol!

    xoxo Rina Samantha

    1. Exactly what I thought when I first heard of it too! I’m sure it’ll help you get dressed faster 😀

  7. You look beautiful, girlie! I love the entire outfit and the tips you’ve shared on wearing color in a balanced way to create a chic, polished, yet bold look. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far!



    1. Thank you hun! I’m glad you got a few tips, Have a lovely week too!

  8. Such a great post sweetie! You look so chic in black & white! Nicely done 🙂 B&W outfits are one of my fave combos 🙂 Timeless, chic and so feminine! xo, Vivian


    1. Thank you dear! I’m also a great fan of black and white outfits!

  9. such a cute off shoulder
    very nice
    Thanks for sharing.

  10. You look absolutely gorgeous Subomi. Love this simple outfit on you.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

    1. Thank you Bernie!

  11. Hi Subomi!

    You look totally gorgeous, and I love this outfit and the images!

    Thank you for the great advice! I usually dress using a version of this rule, but I wasn’t aware of it until I read your blog post! You look very elegant and grown-up!

    Lots of love Saba xx


    1. Thank you Saba! I’m glad my post was helpful. Have a wonderful week ahead dear!

  12. I heard of the three colour rule before, but I think I just tossed it aside lol. But I probably do it subconsciously. I love how the red bag gives a pop of colour to the outfit. Thanks for sharing Subomi, you’ve given me outfit inspo for work tomorrow haha


    1. Yes I realized I used to follow this rule subconsciously too! I’m glad I could help with your work outfit girl! Thanks for stopping by!

  13. I absolutely love this look! Everything about it from head to toe u look stunning!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Happy New Year to you and your family!! Dominica from http://www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk

    1. Thank you Dominica! Happy new Year to you too!

  14. You look gorgeous) Have a nice day)


  15. Nice…Love the top! Thanks for stopping by earlier on my blog http://www.larateshola.com

  16. I just read this and I realize I’ve actually been following this rule from time in memoriam so I’m good to go. White, Black (Navy Blue) and Red is forever a classic. You nailed it babes 👌 ✨ 💯

    1. Thank you girl! White, Black and a pop of colour like red is definitely always a good choice!

  17. What a nice off-shoulder top. And you look so gorgeous with skin glowing.

  18. I need to try this three colour rule..like ASAP.. love your outfit

    1. You should absolutely try it out! Thank you!

  19. Great tips Subomi, its actually quite true! lo-ove the top!
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  20. love this look babe. Lovely top too

  21. Superb post however , I was wanting to know if you could write a little more on this subject? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Thank you!

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  23. I love this look. You bodied it so good. Just came across your blog via twitter. Lagos or Abuja based?

    1. Thank you Benny! I’m based in Lagos but currently in school at Ogun State!

  24. My favourite thing about this post is your nails haha! It’s just so cool to see you flaunting the nails, chipped or not a girl has to slay! I found this post helpful, and considering I spend most of my time wearing white and black, I now know adding one more colour would bring everything together. Can’t wait to apply it.

    1. Haha, we gotta flaunt it no matter what. I’m glad you found this post helpful and I can’t wait for you to apply it as well!

  25. Fantastic rule

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