Mar 28, 2011

Trend To Try: Color-Blocking

Color Blocking


One of the big trends you are probably seeing everywhere this spring is color-blocking.  When translated, "Color-blocking" simply means that instead of pairing your bright pieces of clothing with neutrals, you will mix them with other bright colors to create bold and unique color combinations.  For instance, pair a deep purple top with a teal jacket, red shorts and yellow sandals.  If this sounds a little scary and you are not quite sure which colors to pair, look to the color wheel for inspiration.  You can't go wrong with complementary colors (colors that are across from each other) or analogous colors (colors that are next to each other).  Feel free to get a little crazy with it and mix up to five colors!  Any more than that though and you're just plain crazy, not mention it will look like you didn't just find the end of the rainbow, but swallowed it whole.  If you are still somewhat skeptical about your color mixing skills, you can start slowly by pairing your bold colors with stripes, polka dots or any other simple print in a contrasting color.  For example, try a navy and white stripe top with yellow or pink bottoms, then work up your courage from there.  Don't be shy - go on, give it a try!
Here are some combinations I am loving:
1.  Dorothy Perkins Orange Frill Neck Top $23; Dolly Dagger Tripp NYC Stretch Skinny Jeans $84; Steve Madden Scandall $109.95
2.  Tibi Crinkled Silk Ruffle-Sleeve Top $129; Rag & Bone Cropped Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans $155; Marc By Marc Jacobs Jane On A Chain Clutch $250; Bamboo Hunter Ruffle Ballet Flat $13.80
3.  Topshop Poppy Red Scallop Vest $30; Tibi Pleated Silk Crepe de Chine Maxi Skirt $295; Steve Madden Scandall $109.95
4.  Forever 21 Green Tissue Tank; Diane Von Furstenberg Lily Silk-Crepe Skirt $210; Urban Excess Vintage Retro 80's Wayfarer Sunglasses $9.94; Qupid Onyx Satin Round Toe Pump $21.80
5.  Splendid Vintage Whisper Cotton Tank $44; Topshop Peach Chino Trousers $75; Asos Pump It Up Suede Platform Court Shoe $98.62
6.  Topshop Turquoise Basic Scoop Neck Vest $12; Topshop Electric Blue Button Front Matelot Shorts $66; Avalaya Jewellry Animal Print Wood Bangles $9.57; Aldo Kawa $90

1 comment:

  1. Wow, am I the last trend-follower? I still do not own a piece of bright clothing haha. I need to get on it! Love the combination!


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