Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fall '11 Trend: Colorblocking

Fall 2011 Colorblocking

Apparently color blocking was chic for spring (I honestly didn't notice) and is continuing on to fall! So I created a little inspiration board with models and celebs and individual pieces to help you rock the look! Looking back I suppose I did do some colorblocking here and here before. Wow, lots of times, too many to keep linking back to! But I always considered colorblocking to be all in one piece, not putting separates in bold colors together - again, that's practically every day for me! But if you always pair a bright top with black pants, here are some tips to get you started:
  • The "least scary" way to colorblock is to pair the same color in different shades together (tonal colors), such as pink and red, lavender and plum, extra.
  • Pairing opposite (complementary colors) hues together is much bolder, but super fun. Think blue and orange or purple and yellow.
  • Choosing one super bright color and one less saturated color is a more subtle way to color block. Think hot pink and hunter green, neon yellow and plum.
For fall I recommend fall shades, such as eggplant, teal and the like!