The colorblock trend was seen on both the Spring and Fall '11 runways; we're taking notes on its minimalist structure and bold effect. It's a standout ensemble that only requires some creative color combinations, and for inspiration, we're looking to celebrity style. A whole week of colorblocked cool looks is not as hard as you might think. The proof is in this batch of celebrity styling — a call to try colorblocking every day of the week. Click through to see how it's done, and how you can pull it off, too.
Not only does this cute look from Fab reader frillsandruffles combine two of our favorite hues, but it's so chic and summery that we can't help but re-create it for ourselves. She tucked a mustard-colored blouse into a pretty, body-conscious fuchsia mini, then added a pair of nude sandals and a matching crossbody bag. We love the look for its simplicity and undeniable Summer appeal.
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Bright colors are such a fun way to inject a playful touch to your outfit, and OnSugar blog The Artful Shopper is giving us more reason to try it out with this super cute Alice & Olivia Summer video — check it out!
When I came across this Alice & Olivia video for their Summer 2011 collection I had to share this for my post on summer brights and the colorblocking trend we're seeing that are so hot in fashion right now! What is colorblocking? You've probably heard of the trend that started in early spring that's punctuated by pops of bold color and highlighted by the mixing and matching of separates in all-over hues, in sometimes unexpected ways. Strong prints with geometric shapes in solid hues are big for fall and an all-over wash of striking color is very of-the-moment, for accessories too.
The color block trend is one of the hottest trends right now, and it's a timeless look that will carry over into fall, too. Although this trend is fairly easy to pull together, there are a few tricks to help you master color blocking tastefully.
The key to this look is establishing two or three colors paired together. A purple top, green bottom, and an orange bag is one example. You can also throw in neutral accessories to really bring the look together. Your outfit should also be clean and chic—button ups or pretty blouses that can be tucked in to trousers will kick it up a notch!
What do you need to bring this look together? Bright basics in classic silhouettes! If you aren't up for wearing all bright colors, you can play with two colors from the same color palette, like turquoise blue and cobalt blue, or you can opt for a neutral colored bottom with a bright top and clutch, or vice versa.
To avoid looking like a walking color wheel, it is imperative to keep your color matching to a minimum of three and add neutral accessories.
To complete the look, try a nude polish with minimal makeup—it will make your outfit stand out!
Big floppy hats, high-waisted wide-legged pants paired with vests, maxi dresses, jumpsuits, and platform shoes: sounds like DKNY is experiencing some 70s nostalgia!
Jane Chung, DKNY's designer, contrasted colors in the trademark way with big, bold leaf prints, stripes, and colorblocking to a palette of orange, gray, black, pink, olive, and beige. Wide sash obi belts nipped waists and some of the dresses went off-shoulder, giving a bohemian vibe. And it looks like the safari jacket is still hanging around.
Jeans with sheen I've been noticing on many runways appeared here as well, in black, but my favorites are the bold prints and crisp materials. I'm not sure how I feel about all the orange on black, but it works! Alas, DKNY has never been one to shy away from bold color combinations.
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Now this is what I call great colorblocking! ola here has some serious Mark Rothko referencing skills going on, with the grey strip of her tee atop the black strip of her belt, finished by the royal blue strip of her skirt. Such great color combinations too, the red and teal accessories really pop! Ladies, take note!
Here's what she has on:
- Top: H&M
- Skirt: from Spoof in Toronto
- Belt: Borrowed from friend
- Earrings: Vintage
Congrats to ola!
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