December 27 2016

Fashion Trend I Love: Color Blocking

There’s some trends that go in and out and others that stand the test of time. I love that a lot of the brands I buy from are making clothes that are color blocked. Here’s the general definition of it: “Color blocking is a current fashion trend that combines/features contrasting colors on a garment in bold blocks. Using color theory, when color blocking, you can combine complimentary colors in a garment that normally would have been worn with basic black or a neutral.”

This easy style is as simple as strategically wearing contrasting, but still complementary, bold and bright colors together in an outfit.The easy way to see this is by this graphic.

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You make a triangle on the color wheel and choose two of the three colors that the corners touch. These colors supposedly harmonize well.

For years, I’d just wear black and white. Through color blocking, I’m discovering my love for colors. The clothes look fresh, modern and fashion forward. More than just buying one piece off the rack, like a dress or a sweater, I love how a lot of women are embracing this trend by wearing their own purposefully arranged outfits. It take a lot of creativity and courage!

Here are 20 of my favorite examples.

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Of course, I wouldn’t mind just slipping on this coat either.

On a side note, I think I need some cobalt blue and fuchsia in my wardrobe.

Above: Harpers Bazaar

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