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A fun twist to color block your outfits effortlessly

Updated: Dec 12, 2019


Color blocking is the fun and vibrant way to express your style personality.

Here is how you could color block.

Color blocking involves using “blocks of color” in your outfit to create a bold, eye-catching look.

If we look at the color charts say for example Pantone colors, we get inspired right away and that is where it all starts.

First we choose our favorite colors, and then secondly, it also really depends on how much contrast you want between your colors as to which one you choose.

Another benefit for color blocking is that it can be used as a useful tool to flatter your figure.

For example, you can use darker shades of colors to camouflage the areas you aren't so keen on showing off. Or maybe use some strong, long stripes to create a slimming effect.

Go monochromatic.

Like pick one color and layer different shades and tones of it.

You can mix and match with different fabrics and textures.

Fabrics and textures like soft, shiny, matte and so on.

You can also combine colors within the same color family. I especially like the idea of adding a pattern or print in the tones to tie it all together.

One way to understand color blocking is to understand rainbow which we all love.

If you look at a rainbow, the colors flow as purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. Use the rainbow as your guide for color combinations.

All purple, blue and green shades are in the same family and all the yellow, orange and red are in the other side of the family.

Have fun !!

Go next step with color blocking using contrasting tones. Here, you choose colors from opposite side of the color families.

You can go with one shade lighter and softer and other as darker and brighter contrast of colors to create an outfit.

Last but not the least idea is to if you are unable to create color blocking outfit the you could buy something as already created outfits and accessories.

You will see that designers frequently creates dresses, coats, sweaters, pants, skirts, and/or accessories, u name it and its there, with color block detailing.

Some points to remember -

- Use at least two colors to mix and match

- One bold color in outfit or maybe in accessories

- Add a neutral color like grey, black or tan or maybe navy.

- Layering is another key like for example color block dress with jacket.

- Choose the color to bring out that special glow.

So, here's to you all to have a fun and enjoy ways to color block your outfits and feel vibrant and lively all over !!!!

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