Spring Fashion Trend Alert: Colorblocking
One of the hottest fashion trends this spring is colorblocking.
Pairing bold, solid-color pieces together can make simple dressing look glamorous.
Adventurous enough to wear more than black and white? Then you're ready to rock this look. But stick to three colors max to avoid looking like a hot mess.
Wondering which colorblocking effects will work best for your body?
Generally a colorblocked outfit will work best if you stick to the usual rules for your body shape. If you are pear shaped, opt for darker colors on the bottom half. If you are apple shaped avoid horizontal blocks of color around the stomach area but highlight legs with color blocks created by brightly colored tights. If you are hourglass, a color block around the waist is a great way of highlighting it and drawing attention to you womanly figure. A darker color on the torso will have a slimming effect and can easily be created by wearing a colored cardigan, jacket or blouse worn open.
Not sure which colors to choose?
Try these fabulous combinations:
- Cobalt Blue, Yellow, Orange
- Chocolate Brown, Pink, Peach
- Purple, Bright Blue, Teal
- Deep blue, bright pink, White
- Coral, Grey, Ivory
If the thought of pairing colors on your own has you reaching for a Xanax, there are tons of pieces readily available in stores that have already done the work for you. Dresses, skirts, and swimsuits as pictured above make colorblocking easy.
Not ready to sport brightly colored duds? Incorporate some colorblocked accessories into your wardrobe. They're a great way to add a pop of color without a serious commitment.
Shoes, handbags, bracelets, and necklaces take part in this trend and are an affordable way to maximize your look.