Saturday, March 19, 2011

How-To-Wear ColorBlock

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So one of the larger trends this spring and summer is color blocking. This is any solid block patterned item that has more than one color. I love this because it is especially tricky but once you mater this look you'll be stylin' this season for sure!! Color blocking is showing up in dresses, tunics, jackets, skirts, purses, jewelry and of course shoes. I have made a collection for inspiration for all of my lovelies on here for you to get ideas to mastering this trend. The pieces are small and pretty inexpensive so if you are not so trendy this is a great way to incorporate the design to your wardrobe without breaking the bank! And remember this look can be as simple as stripes to full force color blocked dresses and heels, so play around and see which look works best for you.

color block accessories


Many of these pieces can be found at Forever21 or TopShop for the bargainistas out there. Here are some simple How-Tos to rock this trend...

1. Start with one large piece (tunic, shirt, dress, etc) and keep the rest simple. Because this is so bright and there will be a lot going on so when accessorizing your outfit go with muted neutrals or simple jewelry. Don't try to accessorize in the same colors as your color block ensemble (you'll end up looking like a go-go dancer or a lady on the catwalk)! Here is a great example of Kate in the color block trend. Yes, stripes are color blocks :)

2. If you are looking to incorporate just a small piece it is okay to incorporate the color of the piece or even another shade from the same color.  For Example, from Lookbook, this fashionista has color block shoes and pairing them with the bright blue top is perfect. She takes it an extra step with the pant color which is gorgeous but keeps the rest in neutral. Little more indie for my taste but still a great inspiration platform for you to use.

Zara Pants, H&M Blue Top

3. Pair multiple bold colors such as red and blue with basic black. Black offers a little stability with the bold and bright so your outfit doesn't look too clown-y. This blogger here shows a great balance with the bright and bold paired among basic black. LOVE her skirt!! This is a fun transition from winter to spring for all of us who have a colder climate!

Love the color block trend? What ways do you wear it? Did you find this post helpful? Lemme know...

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