Top - Urban Outfitters
Pants - Zara
Sandals - Forever21
Clutch - Banana Republic
Necklaces - Forever21
Earrings - Forever21
Shades - Charming Charlie
I keep my promises. I told you guys I’d take a risk a show you a little bit of color blocking and I did! I’m in love with this darker shade of cerulean blue and the coral of my pants. I love how it makes me feel sweet, yet kind of edgy. Remember I told you guys that the key to color blocking was having something that pulls your entire outfit together? It can either be a belt, a necklace, or even shoes. I think what pulls this outfit together has to be the python clutch. It’s also what gives it a little edge, I think.
I’m finally in Austin and I’m loving it! Everything here is ten times cooler and it’s just so easy to fall in love with its atmosphere and just forget about everything else, which is exactly what I need.
Remember the times where we’d spend hours and hours getting dressed and just trying to match? Well, those times are OVER, my friend. And this is where I introduce…or re-introduce to you, color blocking!
It’s definitely not a new trend, but it’s coming back with a big bang. So what exactly is color blocking? Basically, it’s the use of two or more blocks of color, sometimes from the same side of the color wheel, or sometimes from completely opposite sides. If you love colors and never really agreed with matching, this is YOUR trend. It’s so much fun experimenting with colors and designs. If you want to try but are too afraid to, start small. Pop a little color into your neutral outfit, maybe wear some crazy colorful nail polish that doesn’t match your outfit, wear colorful heels, maybe a funky hat, or purse? Anything works!
Although it seems all fun and games, it’s not. It’s a great trend and one of my favorites, but you have to be very careful not to look like a clown. Because, well, that wouldn’t be good. I have to admit I’m not all that good at it and maybe it’s because I’m still learning that even though it isn’t about matching here, it’s about picking key pieces to pull it all together, and that is a tough tough thing to do.
I’m learning every day, and I hope you are too, young grasshopper. Here’s a few pictures of how you can color block without looking silly! And I’ll soon be posting a little bit of color blocking I did myself!
Lastly and before I head to bed, check these girls out! They’ve taken color blocking onto the next level. A little too much, don’t you think?
Stick around people!