Thursday, August 11, 2011

Color Blocking

At one point I was never really one for bright bold colors in my looks. I just wasn't able to find a way to pull them off and still looked maintained and not 12 years old. But this summer i just decided to give this whole color blocking trend a go. And I must say, color will be much more frequent in my wardrobe.
Outfit
S/S Button Up - Thrifted
Tie - Gap
Cords - A.A
Socks - Socks, Socks, Socks
Shoes - Thrifted

What Is Color Blocking ?
Color blocking is the combination of two or more blocks of color within an outfit. This could be for a top, bottom, tie, socks and even a bag or shoes. It's pretty much all about creating an outfit by putting areas or blocks of solid color next to each other. This doesn't only have to be used by bright colors you can also include other tones : monotone, muted colors, contrasting and complimentary colors. Clothes, shoes, handbags and accessories can all feature color block designs or can make up different blocks of color to be put together for a color block outfit.


The most popular theory for combining colors is called the rule of two-thirds. How you achieve the rule of two-thirds starts by making an equilateral triangle (a triangle with 3 equal sides) on the color wheel… From there, you pick two of the three colors that the triangle touches. These colors will almost always harmonize together beautifully.

8 comments:

  1. I've also mixed more colors into my wardrobe because of the color blocking trend! You've done it just right - those socks are perfect! :)

    -j
    sorelle in style

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  2. I love color blocking and how you did it. Your socks go hard.

    -Steph from chocolate laced

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  3. you look spectacular. man with the style. perfect combo!
    girl from Bosnia-

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  4. I love how youve put this outfit together. I am in love with the oxfords...and love the fun socks!

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  5. i love all this colors....great mix...thanks for your comment...if you like my blog as i like yours,we can follow each other.thanks
    xoxo mininuni
    http://mininuni.blogspot.com/

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  6. Thanks for your comment, your blog is nice, I'll follow if you like my blog Follow me:) kiss

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  7. ah! this has made me fall back in love with colour-blocking.

    J x
    jjnoir.blogspot.com

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