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Thursday, May 31, 2012


One of the hot fashion trends this year is Color Blocking. Color Blocking is the marriage of various bold, solid colors to coordinate an outfit. So how do you pull together a color blocked outfit? 
The easiest way is to find clothing and accessories that have already done the work for you by combining colors. However, if you think about a color wheel, it’s easy enough to pull together a great look on your own with separates you already own.
Think about the colors of the rainbow. Remember ROY G. BIV? Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. Find pieces in your wardrobe and from your accessories in these colors, then assemble them in a circle. Add any pinks between the violets and reds.

Now pair two bold neighboring colors from the color wheel together, like orange and yellow or red and violet. Or you can match complimentary colors together. Complimentary colors are those that are opposite each other on the color wheel, like orange and navy or yellow and violet.

If you’ve gone with neighboring colors for your first two colors, you can now accessorize with a third color. Choose a color from the opposite side of the color wheel from the colors already chosen. For instance, if you’ve chosen yellow and green as your first two colors, add pink as your third.

Don’t be afraid to go bold with color this year! Be daring! These are just suggestions. Experiment with your own variations, and consider adding a print scarf to the mix to pump the look up even more.

Thanks, Tessa. This is a great way to use what you already own but create an entirely new look. -- AP


Rajani Shriram said...

Great read. I'd like to add that the handbag looked like a miniature golf course! Was that on purpose?


I don't think so, but it does, doesn't it?