Color blocked.

Just for fun, try explaining the concept of  ‘color blocking’ to a member of the opposite sex. The result is an expression of amusement, then confusion resulting in many comical questions. I tried to explain how color blocking is two or more usually contrasting colors coming together in one outfit. After which point all your outfits are color blocked. Yeah,  they don’t get it!

Personally speaking, this is not a trend I’ve embraced dearly. I feel like in a top or dress it just cuts you in pieces. Even though I come in the ‘petite’ variety, I’ve seen taller people wear it and don’t feel like it does them justice either.

The way I would rock this trend is by wearing contrasting color tops with bottoms (for example, a forest green top with navy blue pants or an oxblood top with an orange skirt) to give the colors some breadth. Or, by way of accessories like a color blocked tote, bracelet or cap toe flats in contrasting colors.

Here are some of my favorite color blocked pieces:


Color blocked.

Kate Spade color block dress / Color block dress / Tall dress, $50 / Tommy Hilfiger cotton dress, $230 / Calvin Klein colorblock dress / Purple Colorblock Monokini / Cut out wedge / Madewell suede pumps / Colorblock shoes / Maison Martin Margiela wide shoes / Marc Jacobs block shoes / Coach leather cross body handbag / Loeffler Randall leather handbag / Cole Haan cross body handbag / Coach leather bag / Pink jewelry, $22 / Amrita Singh jewelry / Marc by Marc Jacobs leather jewelry / Caputo Co bracelet / May 28th plastic jewelry / Sole Society

2 thoughts on “Color blocked.

  1. As per the visual merchandising terminology color blocking means
    – warm to cool colors from top to bottom in winters and visa versa.
    – Vibgyor from left to right.

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