Colorblocking has definitely become more popular over the past few years. Remembering a time in fashion that was all about neutrals, it’s refreshing to see so may more people embracing color. Adding or rocking any spring hue will add instant fresh look, but color blocking definitely takes it to the next level. Colorblocking is simply pairing two or more solid colors together. I have always been a fan so I’m sharing my tips on how to achieve this new popular wave of how to wear color.
Pick Two Contrasting Colors
Whenever you’re trying to decide on what colors pair well together, starting with complimentary colors is the best option. And what’s the easiest way to find out what colors are complimentary to each other; look at the color wheel. I’ve talked about this in several blog posts before, but honestly it’s what I live by. Pick any two colors across from each other of the color wheel for a complimentary pair. For example, blue and orange are a match made in heaven and they sit opposite each other on the color wheel. So navy and orange would natural work together. To transition this concept to Spring, simply select a more springy shade. So instead you could do powder blue and coral or cobalt and nude. You get the drift.
Use White as a Base
Sometimes when colorblocking you do need to add in a neutral base to pair with it. Sometimes you may need to add a shoe or handbag in a neutral color to pair with your color blocking combo. For Spring I always like to opt for white as this neutral. Black can be somewhat harsh; while white simply brightens up the look even more for a fresh Springy feel. For some reason I feel it always just work, but if you’re not feeling white, try nude to keep the consistency of lighter colors.
Don’t be Afraid to Experiment
Now I’ve given you two foolproof ways to pull colorblocking off for Spring, but there’s still room for experimentation. The fun thing about colors is that you can mix and play around with them to create new combinations. Think about painting; some of the best art work comes from experimenting with new colors. Same goes here. When getting dressed, start trying different color combinations together and see what sticks. You’d be surprised what new combinations you will find and love. There really is no wrong answer when it comes to this. If you fell good in it and love the combination; just go with it. As long as you exude the same bold confidence to match your chosen color combination; you’re good to go.
So now that Spring is in full effect, it’s time to start rocking those fun and vibrant Spring hues. Keep these tips in mind and play around to create new color combinations to give your wardrobe a fresh feel.
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