We have seen a lot of new trends come, and a lot of old ones leave with this fall's ready-to-wear collections. One trend in particular has caught my eye, and this Fashionisto's as well: color blocking. We saw this trend start out all the way back in the 60's, and now it will be continuing through fall. Being able to express your self with poppy colors will help you stand out, no matter where you are.
I spotted this Fashionisto on a warm day in Chicago. With the sun shining down on him, his red tee and orange belt were practically calling my name. I love how he was able to pull of the bright red and orange together, with out making it look to tacky; he did a great job pairing it with some rolled up slacks, dress shoes, and a patterned scarf. Make sure to grab your purple jeans, pink tops, and whatever loud colors you have, and wear the heck out of them for the next two seasons of fashion.
Here is a little info on this Fashionisto and his thoughts on poppy colors and more!
Name: Connor Childers
Major: Fashion Business and Public Relations
College Fashionista: What is your favorite fashion blog to read?
Connor Childers: I definitely love what I see on the Old Man Swag blog.
CF: What is your favorite part of the outfit you chose and why?
CC: It has to be the belt! It is such an easy way to add a pop of color, which is great because I get to keep up with the color blocking trend.
CF: What inspires you when you put your outfits together?
CC: What I am comfortable and confident in; I like to incorporate current trends into what I love. I also try to pick and pull from the runway shows I keep up with.
CF: Who is a style icon to you?
CC: Milan Vukmirovic — he is the creative director for Trussardi and has such an amazing sense of style.
CF: What are your favorite trends from the fall ready to wear 2012 collections?
CC: Oh boy, I have a lot. The ones that I really enjoyed were emphasis on proportions (oversized top with slim bottom), less neutrals (meaning more bright colors that are popular in spring; good to see colors carry through seasons) and clothing that has maturity, yet it is still playful at the same time.
CF: What fashion show and what collection stood out for you for this fall?
How To: Want to learn how to incorporate those popular trends for the fall into your outfits? Here's a little help from style.com to get you started!