How do I wear that trend…colorblocking

Mar 23, 2012 by

One cool trend that was all over the Spring runways is colorblocking. It looks great on anyone because it’s as simple as combining two colors in a very deliberate but stylish way. However, it can easily go wrong so I wanted to reach out to an expert to get some tips for you. I had an opportunity to chat with Amber D., Fashion’s Bandaid, and she gave some great tips on how we can do colorblocking without breaking the bank or looking like we’re wearing a costume.

One of the latest trends this season is color blocking. We’ve seen it everywhere and worn in so many different ways.

Here’s a few simple ways to try this trend and look like a style aficionado!

Start by choosing your color palate and the area you like to play up most. I chose nudes, bolds/neons and pastels; all colors that are very big for Spring/Summer.

1.  Nudes are simple, sweet and sophisticated as well as this Spring’s alternative to white. Take a basic shift dress. It can be the foundation for your look. It’s best to keep your foundation simple so you can go big in another area

2.  Bolds/Neons are fun, funky and scream look at me! If you love and live in black, try navy for Spring. Take your favorite type of top: tank, crew, over-sized, boat neck or even a button down and you have your start. Neons are all the rage right now especially in denim skinnies! Pair your top with a pair of denim skinny jeans (if I am wearing skinnies, I go for an over-sized tee), chino shorts or maxi skirt. Add a ballet flat or sandals and a belt and you have achieved a bright/bold look that will keep eyes on you.

3.  Pastels can be tricky but if done the right way you can give boho chic instead of Easter peep. Peach, mint and sorbet all sound like delightful eats, but they really were the sweetest treats on the runways for the Spring. When wearing pastel colors, never be afraid to play up your pretty, girly, earthy side. Wear a light, airy dress (I like the maxi) or even a skirt. Play with layers (go on and be daring *giggles*). It’s okay to try light layers (lacy tank, light weight tee or crochet vest/cardigan) for this color grouping. Add a few bracelets, a scarf and a pair of your favorite sandals to complete this boho look that will keep you mellow all day.

With any look you may try there’s no right or wrong as long as you wear the fit best for your body and put on the most important piece of your look…your confidence! The rules are simple, color blocking is easy just go for it and have fun.

Just don’t over think it because when you over think it you over do it.

Make sure you follow Amber on twitter Amber_so_Quirky and thank her for these wonderful tips!

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