Color blocking an outfit means pairing two (or more if you’re feeling yourself) contrasting colors together. When done right, you get a look that’s bold and oh-so-fashionable.
3 Tips for Easy Color blocking
For some, color blocking may be easy as pie, but for others, the idea of mixing colors in such an eye-catching way may be intimidating. If the latter is you, try these three tips:
1: Stay in the Same Color Family
If you’re ever in doubt, a great rule of thumb for color blocking is to keep it in the family. For instance, rock a deep purple with its cousin lilac or a royal blue with its niece turquoise for a simple, yet cute color blocking look.
2: Try a Suit + Top Combo
Trying to color block with separates can sometimes be tricky. To take the guess work out of it, try this equation: Solid Suit + Solid Top in a contrasting color = Colorblocking Pro!!!
3: Start Small
This is perhaps one of my favorite tips for color-blocking newbies. Instead of jumping headfirst into color blocking an entire outfit, opt to color block using your accessories. This especially works well if you are rocking a monochromatic look. Simply add a pop of color with your shoes or with your coat and bam!… instant color blocking greatness!
My Favorite Color Block Color Combos
Pink + Red
Baby Blue + Brown
Orange + Deep Purple
Chartreuse + Pink
Yellow + Gray