June 25, 2012

How To: Five Easy Ways to Color Block

Colorblocking has been around for some time now, but I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and give you some of my tips on how to color you pretty with this trend!

1. Dress To Impress
The easiest way to colorblock your outfit is to buy a dress in the trend - the work is already done for you and you don't have to stress about the color wheel. Accessorize your outfit with nude heels and a clutch. Maybe add a necklace or a pair of chandelier earrings in a color found on the dress.

2. Pair Separates
Bold hues paired together make a glam statement! Always keep your entire look to two or three colors max - you don't wanna look like a walking circus! Some fun combinations to try:
  • Cobalt Blue with pastels like mint and peach. See how I wore these colors here.
  • Chocolate brown and red. Brown, like white, navy and black is a neutral so most colors will go well paired with it.
  • Coral, grey and ivory
  • Purple, coral and turquoise with gold accessories a la Gucci/ Kim Kardashian:

3. Colorblock Accessories
This is easy fun and well, easy! It's great for the curious minimalist - wear a navy maxi dress and pair with kelly green shoes. A white dress with a colorblocked arm party would also look great - try turquoise and coral beaded bracelets. A black jumpsuit, with gold accessories and hot pink shoes looks amazing as well!

4. Work With Your Body
Bright colors draw attention, so when you want to flaunt that booty a hot pink skirt is not a bad idea, but if your legs aren't quite ready for a show, then stick to darker, neutral colored jeans instead. By default, darker colors minimize attention and bright colors draw attention.

5. Stick to Solids
This is pretty straightforward. The whole point with this trend is to highlight blocks of color. Adding loud, colorful prints into the mixture is just too much for the eyes. Save the print party for another time, with colorblocking, remember - solids sell!

For more spring/summer 2012 trends, click here.

Have you tried the colorblock trend? Share your tips in the comments below - I would love to hear from you :)



  1. great tips! i often find color blocking a little difficult to successfully accomplish but i will definitely use these tips! <3

    1. Thank you!! I hope they work for you as well as they do for me :)

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