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It seems like the Midwest is having the hardest time escaping winter. As temperatures gradually rise, students are expressing themselves through their fashion choices. One of my favorite trends is color blocking. For women’s fashion, color-blocking is wearing multiple amounts of color in a coordinated, cohesive way. In men’s fashion it is simply incorporating multiple pieces of clothing that are in different shades of the same color. This week’s Fashionisto shows us how to rock the perfect gray scale.

The first thing I noticed about this Fashionisto’s outfit was his black and gray cardigan. I like that his pants are also gray but in a different shade. The reason this works is because the black in the cardigan creates separation between the two different grays. I also liked the way the cardigan is thick enough to act as a sweater. When it’s not freezing outside, a cardigan can be all you need rather than wearing a bulky winter coat.

I also loved this Fashionisto’s watch. As an avid watch enthusiast I can appreciate a nice watch face. This one elevates this Fashionisto’s look to a more serious, sophisticated look. I also liked the neon orange detail inside the watch face which complements the subtle black of the watch with a bright and youthful accent. The last part of this Fashionisto’s outfit that I noticed were his argyle socks. Again the black and gray color of the socks complement the look because not only do they match, but the pattern creates another statement piece for this Fashionisto to show off. Color-blocking doesn’t have to be hard, there are just a few things to keep in mind. Keep the colors minimal and stick to solids with very few patterns.

Hint: To ease into color-blocking comfortably, use black as a base color. Since black is a color that is easily matched to other colors, it makes pulling this look off a lot easier and saves you a lot of getting ready time!


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