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Trend Alert: Color Blocking

As an avid reader of our blog, you are more-than well aware that bright, bold colors are the cat’s meow this spring. Now, fashion gurus and style website moguls alike are preaching a new trend that will allow you to wear your favorite bright colors all at the same time. Enter: Color blocking.

The trick to mastering color blocking is to resort to something we learned in 2nd grade art class, the color wheel.

Colorblocking 2

Color blocking is when an outfit contains blocks of color (duh), usually involving contrasting hues or different shades of the same color. The most basic rule of thumb to follow is to avoid colors on the exact opposite sides of the wheel. Instead, you want to follow the rule of two-thirds. The rule of two-thirds is fool proof, having you create an equilateral triangle.

After making your triangle, use two of those three colors and pick a third color from outside of your triangle. For example, an outfit comprised of pieces that are shades of orange, green and blue would be fashionably fierce. Check out how some of our favorite designers show off their color blocking talents.

Color Blocking 1

Gucci Color Block


From Left: Express Color Block Ponte Knit Dress, $61.60 / Rachel Rachel Roy Dress, $79.99 / H&M Jersey Dress, $17.95 / Nicole Miller Sleeveless V-Neck Multi Color Dress, $420/ Forever 21 Colorblocked Linen-Blend Dress, $24.80 / Ali & Kris Dress Shirt Sleeve Colorblocked, $32.99 / Mossimo Supply Co. Maxi Dress, $27.99 /  The Limited Colorblock Striped Dress, $89.90

~Michelle Mass

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