Light blue tshirt hanging on a hanger

Color has gone genderless-- gone are the days where blue is for boys and pink is for girls(thank god!). Now, the only consideration to take into account when choosing colors is what hues complement them best. To nail a multitude of fashionable looks using light blue, look no further than the ubiquitous color wheel. From complementary to analogous hues, there’s a rainbow of options just waiting to be paired with light blues.

Orange and blue are opposites on the color wheel, which makes them complementary colors, and a perfect match. If you want to avoid looking like a sports team aficionado, try lighter or varying shades of blue and orange like baby blue and peach or icy blue and bright coral.

Colors that are right next to each other are called analogous -- green and purple both sit beside blue on the color wheel. Nearly any shade of either of these colors works with light blue, but if you want to sidestep the Easter egg trap, skip the pastels and go with something vivid --like orchid or apple green.

If color-blocking just isn’t your thing, you can't go wrong with pairing neutral tones with blue. For dressier styles, go with darker shades-- blacks, greys and deep browns-- are foolproof options. For more casual outfits, lighter tones like white, ivory or beige are versatile go-to choices.

For more tips on do's and don'ts of color pairings go here.