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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Trend Watch: Color Blocking

Color Blocking

   Color blocking is a huge trend on the Spring and Fall runways for 2012.  It is a new take on the mod look from the 60s as well as all the brights of the 80s.  For the layperson, the concept is to simultaneously wear two, (generally bright) solid colored pieces in your outfit.  These two pieces can be anything from tops to heels or handbags.  Keep the other pieces neutral to allow the play of color to make a statement.  The concept is bold but can be subtle depending on the colors you chose.  This spring, using any of the hot colors: tangerine, hot pink, yellows will punch up the volume of your ensemble.  For fall, the runways have shown a more muted version of color blocking, for example: black & red or navy & red.

      Stylist tip: use this trend to your advantage.  If you are plus-size or want to create a slimmer line, wear the darker color on the bottom and save lighter and brighter colors for your top.  The juxtaposition of the colors will trick the eye.

Looks for Spring:

Looks for Fall:
Jil Sander Fall 2012

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2012

The Rancics

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