Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Color Blocking Fashion Tips

We've all heard about The color blocking Trend...
what is it and how do I wear it?
Good question! Here are a few hints and tips.
Simply put, color blocking is wearing more than one bright color at a time. It's not a trend that most women embrace for fear that they won't be able to pull it off or they are unsure how to wear it and how to combine the colors. One wrong move can put you in either box, so you must be careful. It's about colors that complement your eye color and/or skin tone.

Pick colors that are adjacent to each other on the color wheel like yellow, orange-yellow, and orange, or for a more subtle contrast try aqua and blue. If you're more adventurous, you can try bolder mixes, like orange and blue.
Color blocking combines the use of two or more blocks of colour in an ensemble. This could be for a top, bottom, tunic, a dress and even a handbag or shoes. Simply it means – creating an outfit by putting areas or blocks of solid color next to each other. It can include monotone, bright colours, muted colors, contrasting and complimentary colors. Clothes, shoes, handbags and accessories can all feature color block designs or can make up different blocks of color to be put together for a color block outfit.
By staying on the same side of the color wheel, pink and orange together are at the same time contrasting and stunning.

In this photo yellow and blue are a bolder choice color scheme. If you're not daring enough to pull off the entire outfit, start out with a bright contrasting handbag or shoe. You don't have to jump in completely, start with baby steps until you understand how to blend the colors together.

Hopefully, with these tips you'll be wearing this popular trend in no time. What are your favorite ways to wear the color blocking trend?