There is nothing I love more than color-blocking! I am a huge fan of color because it gives you a sense of life and can create that warm feeling of an internal joy. Stores like J.Crew and Gap represent the happiness of color in their various ads of stylishly color-blocked outfits. You can use examples from these industry giants to reinterpret the color-blocking trend into your own wardrobe.
Whether you color-block with bold colors or different variations of the same color, this trend is sure to add vibrancy to any of your outfits. While it may seem as though you have to represent the full spectrum of the color wheel in order to color-block, you should take a more sophisticated approach of mixing like colors or choosing those in the same palette.
An even better interpretation of the color-blocking trend is to infuse subtle details. This Fashionisto stylishly edges up this trend by opting for cool blue color-blocked shorts. He simply added a crisp light blue button-up and pale blue gray Vans to transition into the monochromatic theme of the color-blocked shorts. Replicating this technique is pretty simple and can be easy to modify to represent your own personal style. One way to try this trend for yourself is to take a patterned shirt and pull out a bold color from that pattern to be reflected in a pant. Or you hone in your inner graphic artist and go for a vivid pattern play top and a simple pant. Color-blocking can be made to fit any personality type, you just have to be ready to dive into color!
Hint: If you’re afraid of wearing bold color clothes, don’t forget that accessories are an easy way to infuse strong colors into your wardrobe. Backpacks, watches, belts, shoes and other accessories all can be found in vibrant color so it is easy to reconcile fear of color and focus it into minor details.