It’s not new but it’s definitely in! Yes, I am talking about the color blocking trend 🙂 What is it? Well in simple words, creating an outfit by putting two or more colors which could be bright colors, complementary colors, contrasting colors, muted colors or even just a monochrome outfit!
I love bright colors and my go-to way to pep my mood up whenever am low, is to wear something bright and striking! I know, am weird that way but dressing up is something that makes me feel better 🙂 So, needless to say, color blocking is something I would love to play with!
For this lookbook, I wanted to step out of my comfort zone. Am basically a person who would wear a bright top and a muted bottom or vice-versa and play it safe. But I wanted to create a look with three bright colors without it really being “in your face” kinda thing! Hence, I chose the colors Pink, Yellow and Blue as they form a triad in the color wheel and produce a high contrast effect while still keeping the harmony 🙂 I limited the accessories to just studs, an earcuff and a nosepin and tied up the hair in a bun so that it doesn’t really clash with the outfit !
Here is a cheat sheet that would help and keep you on the right track, if any day you consider colorblocking 🙂
- Don’t overdo it. Choose two or maximum three colors, otherwise the colors might just work against each other instead of complimenting!
- An outfit is more than just clothes. You can also color block with your bags, watches, jewelry, shoes or even socks!
- Pick what you want to color block and keep the rest of your look simple. If you want to color block with accessories, choose muted/neutral color clothes and vice-versa.
- Try avoiding Patterns, Prints or Textured clothing as it might make the look clumsy. It’s the best option to opt for solid color clothing.
- Incase you aren’t sure, always go for colors of the same family and play with hues. Example, A baby pink top with a bright fushia pink skirt!
Picture Credits: Pavan