Color Blocking Tips for Beginners
This summer is all about color. Not just any color, but all colors. And lots of them worn together. We’re talking about one of this season’s biggest trends, “Color Blocking.”
Simply put, color blocking is wearing more than one bright color at a time. It’s not a trend that most women embrace for fear that they won’t be figure flattering or the worse offense, they won’t be age appropriate. One wrong move can put you in either box, so you must be careful. It’s about colors that complement your eye color and/or skin tone.
Celebrity stylist and fashion icon June Ambrose sizzles in an array of oranges that make that brown skin glow, topped off with a brighter shoe and bag. Think of it this way: color blocking is wearing a large array of contrasting colors that can be attained easily.
Leona Lewis goes for softer colors to match her soft glow. You can find prints that have two or more blocks of colors or simply mix and match separates.
Jennifer Lopez chose a popping green that she sparked up with gold, and kept it neutral with a black base.
Pick colors that are adjacent to each other on the color wheel (i.e. yellow, orange-yellow, and orange, Like June accomplished.) or tints (aqua and blue) for a more harmonious look. If Adventure is your name, try bolder collaborations, like orange and blue.
There you have it, the skinny on color blocking. You ready?