What is Color Blocking if you might ask? Color blocking is the way to dress up in two or more solid colors and combine these outfits in one gorgeous ensemble. This style of dressing up involves solid, bold and vibrant colors. In combining the right colors for color blocking, the result is very fashionable and chic indeed! Take note that prints and patterns are not used in color blocking. Prints and pattern combinations are used in another styling.
You might also be wondering if this is the style of dressing up actually is for you? First of all, any style of dressing up should match your personality. It is not healthy in the fashion sense of speaking if you just follow trends blindly, just for the sake of being with the latest trend. Try color blocking while incorporating your own sense or styling and personality. You can choose to color block with colors that actually matches your personality and style.
Another tip for color blocking is to look at the color wheel. Look at colors that are opposite each other and beside each other. These colors are okay to match. But if you are quite hesitant to try bold colors altogether, you can still try to pair it with the basic colors like blue as a chambray top, or neutral colored khakis to resemble a tan color.
You also have to turn down a bit with the accessories and make up. If you have too much colors going on with your outfit, then tone down a bit with the bag, shoes and make up. But if you only chose one old color for your outfit, you can color block with our bag plus your shoes for a holistic color blocking look. Remember to limit to only about three color combinations to not look like you are going for a circus act.
Another trick to pull off color blocking is to wear this bright and bold color on your asset area. Putting it there will attract attention to your asset and not on the part you don’t like. You can choose to wear a neutral colored outfit or darker shade on your trouble areas and wear the other bright colors on asset parts and as accessories.
Try a few colors first and see how it goes. Try combining colors of one shade but of different tones like lavender, purple, and magenta or like the one shown in the picture where pink, purple and orange are used as color blocking style. It is a simple way to start color blocking without the fear of mistaking in what colors to match. Once you get the hang of it, you can try color blocking with more colors and with opposite colors like blue and yellow, purple and green and so on. Layering clothes is a way to help you with this style of dressing up.
You can color block to just about anywhere. And yes, even at the office. Just stick to the tailored clothing and add a neutral colored piece to the bright and bold color you chose to make it office appropriate attire. The trick to this style is to have fun with colors. Never fear in mix and matching colors.