(This is a post from Lindsey of Little Seed Big Apple. I only recently discovered her blog, but with its infectious title, her post on fashion going ons and her own personal style, I couldn’t resist to include her among my beloved guest posters. Make sure you take a moment to check out her blog as well!)
The Color Blocking trend has been a learn-as-you-go trend for me. How do you go from looking like a Saved By The Bell reject to like you walked off the Jil Sander S/S 2011 runway? There are a plethora of approaches you can take to embrace this season’s en vogue look, depending on just how adventurous you are. The best part is – you can dress it up, down and all around!
For those that are too timid to emblazon a full on complementary color wheel on your figure, opt for eye popping accessories and a simplistic outfit. Accessories are always your friend, and there’s nothing like a vibrant pair of heels and eye popping piece of jewelry to take your ensemble to the next level. Try a basic dress in black or white, and pick your favorite bright color to jazz up your accessories.
(Alexis here with a quick interjection— am I the only one insanely jealous of Lindsey’s Prada Rainbow sandals?!?!?!)
If you are ready to embrace this season’s trend, but are unsure how to proceed, I would opt for pops of color here and there. Pick a vibrant dress that accentuates your skin tone, and match it with a clutch and pair of pumps that fit the complimentary color scheme – remember the color wheel is your friend and opposites attract!
If you are ready to go headfirst without fear – opt for a bright color on top and a darker, complementary color on the bottom. Don’t be afraid to pair an extremely bold pair of heels to pull your look together – Prada and Fendi have some fabulous color blocking accessories that are on sale right now at Barneys and Bergdorf!
No matter your comfort level, color blocking is a trend everyone should embrace this season!