How To Color Block - Spring's Hautest Trend
The season’s are changing before our eyes and new fashion awaits us. Delicate floral prints, lots of lace and simple neutrals are the protocol for SS11 but the most talked about trend for Spring is Color Blocking. What is color blocking? Color blocking is basically contrasting colors which are juxtaposed, creating visual interest and modish vibes. You can easily incorporate color blocking into your wardrobe this season, here’s how:
|Try A Pair Of Color Blocked Shoes|
Shoes are always a great way to spice up your wardrobe without breaking the bank. A great pair of color blocked sandals in punchy hues such and pink and orange or turquoise will update your whole look in a flash. Go for color-blocked wedges to hit two trends at once. Color-blocking is huge for Spring so you’ll be able to find color-blocked heels easily at every price point.
Editor’s Pick: Pour La Victoire Patent Leather Sandals, Saks Fifth Avenue
|Mix and Match Tops and Skirts|
An Easy way to color block is to pair a solid skirt with a solid blouse in contrasting colors. Gucci showed a peacock blue top paired with a purple skirt and the combination was simply stunning. This outfit is professional enough to wear to work while still maintaining its fashion credibility.
Editor’s Pick: Gucci SS11 Collection Tops and Skirts
|Keep It Youthful With Stripes|
Stripes in bright colors are fun an youthful. A bright colored striped top will pair well with many things from slim black cigarette pants to your favorite skinny jeans. Look for a stripped top which can be worn with leggings for added versatility.
Editor’s Pick: Alice and Olivia Striped Danielle Top
|Color Blocked Handbag|
A color blocked handbag is a great investment piece as you can wear it with many different outfits. If you’re just trying out the color-blocking trend a bag would be a great way to showcase your sense of style without being a fashion victim. Bags in shades of blues and pinks mixed with metallics would be your best bet to be in sync with SS11 color trends.
Editor’s Pick: Prada Pink and Silver Color Blocked Handbag
|Go For A Modish Mini Dress|
A mod mini dress is a great way to try the color blocking trend and is something you can wear now during the end of winter with black tights and black booties and also in the summer with just chunky sandals and over sized sunglasses.
Editor’s Pick: Jil Sander Mini Dress
|Stick to Black and White|
Black and white color-blocking is always classic and classy. You can wear a white and black color blocked dress, top or skirt anywhere no matter what the season or occasion. Look for a mini dress to keep the look fresh and modern.
Editor’s Pick: Herve Leger Color Block One Shoulder Dress in Black and White
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