Has anyone else noticed that color blocking is a tricky little trend? Kim, a former stylist herself, could NOT pull off this look the other night. I’ve noticed even celebs are missing the mark on this trend lately.
Sure, it seems simple. Just wear a solid color and pair it with different bright, solid or neutral colors. But, I’ve had trouble putting together a cute color blocking outfit, yet I’m determined to try this bright bold trend before it fades.
I thought this outfit Kim wore last week was unflattering on her, what do you think?
Gucci models show off the amazing color blocking trend. (Kim’s exact dress)
The look straight off the runway seems a little overkill. (I like JLO and Olivia Wilde’s take on the trend but don’t think I’d wear it.)
Keys to ColorBlocking
1. This current spring/summer trendcombines the use of two or more blocks of color
2. The brighter the color the better. Usually. Pink, emerald green, tangerine, lemon yellow, turquoise all work
3. You can choose a dress or handbag that already does the color blocking for you
I’m a little timid of this trend so I’d try two colors at first in the same color family with a pair of
neutral heels or wedges. This Lanvin dress on actress Emma Stone is one of my favorites.
This H&M dress does the trend for you. Yay! $34.95
I think this is one of those trends where trying too hard with TOO many colors or copying the look straight off the runway will NOT work. I’ve seen a lot of great outfit posts lately with this trend, so it can be done. Here’s one very unique example I liked on the blog VivaLuxury. Check it out here
Do you like Color Blocking? And what colors or styles in your closet have worked best?