Monday, February 27, 2012

How to Color Block? Color Block Dress Up and Fashion Tips

Have you attempted this spring's colorblock trend? 

It feels intimidating wearing all those colors, but in reality, colorblock looks flattering, and creates one of the prettiest outfits for spring. However, if you colorblock incorrectly, you could look mismatched, or even twice your size.

To make your colorblock experience successful, here are some fashion tips on how to wear one of the hottest spring fashions for women.



How to Color Block:


1. Pick only 2 to 3 colors.

In my colorblock attempt (see pictures), I picked two bright faves.
 
2. Make sure the chosen colors are 2 - 3 shades within each other on the color spectrum.

Pink and red -- close but not the same.

3. Tone down the rest of the outfit.

A neutral under shirt and neutral shoes won't complete with main colors.

4. Wear separates.

No need to pile on the colors in one outfit. You can build colors piece by piece.

5. Don't wear a lot of accessories.

Let the bright colors be the star(s) of your outfit, not the bling.



Do you have any colorblock tips to share?



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67 comments:

  1. Love this look! I did a lot of color blocking last year during the spring and summer. I am looking forward to doing it again.

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  2. Interesting. Let me think about that. Color blocking makes me nervous. Not on you or other people, just about me doing it! You look great!
    --TS
    http://thriftedshift.blogspot.com/

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  3. I love this trend, and you did it beautifully!

    -Lisa
    Thelovelymemoir.blogspot.com

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  4. wow these two colours go great together, you look super fit !

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  5. You look amazing! I love your colour choices. Super feminine but bold and stylish at the same time. I don't really have any pieces that are really good for colour blocking, but if I did, I'd totally do the pink and red!

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  6. great look! last year I tried to create a look with a lot of colors but I think I'm a Kind of girl more "classic"!!

    http://orangegworld.blogspot.com/

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  7. This is a stunning outfit, really suits you. I wouldn't have thought of putting pink and red together but it really does look great xx

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  8. You look so smart and beautiful, nice color blocking, i have liked ur facebook page

    www.mrs-ca.blogspot.com

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  9. You look adorable here! Super girly :)

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  10. Really like this trend on you, good tips as always!!!! xoxo

    www.rockandfrock.com

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  11. You look great! That's a very pretty outfit! My colour blocking usually involves bright shoes and black/ subdued clothes. :D

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  12. pink and red is a great combination color! amazing look! thanks for your visit on my blog and for your sweet comment, Keep in touch with fashion if you like follow me also on facebook my Facebook page have a good day... keep in touch ....

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  13. I love your outfit! I love color blocking! One of my favorite trends!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  14. Great tips as usual and you look great!! Pinks and reds always look so pretty on you!


    www.wayoutsidelookingin.blogspot.com

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  15. Have finally accessed your blog!!!
    I really like your colourblock outfit!!!
    Very useful tips!
    I will try to create colourblock look this spring!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Kate

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  16. you look gorgeous! love those colors.

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  17. Great tips! I find mixing citrus shades looks the best on me!

    www.styliststeph.blogspot.com

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  18. awesome tips! I'm always so fearful when doing colorblocking with bright colors, your point on minimizing the accessories is spot on :)

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  19. Very pretty, you look great! Love these 2 colors together.

    xoxo Marie
    http://nyorkeratheart.blogspot.com

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  20. i love the mix of red and pink!

    xoxo champagne

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  21. Lovely outfit...Check my blog...U got an award!
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  22. Very creative. I tend to stick with dark slimming colors but may need to give this a shot.

    http://doingmemindbodyandspirit.blogspot.com/

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  23. I love your colorblocking post and outfit - it just screams for spring to come already! One tip I would offer is to use the color wheel to your advantage when selecting 2-3 colors. Thanks for your post!

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  24. Lovee your color-blocking! gorgeous <3

    xoxo,

    Bonnie

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  25. Color block is a fabulous trend that make you stylish! Red + pink are amazing on you! ;D
    Kisses,

    Benedetta

    www.daddysneatness.blogspot.com

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  26. Nope. I think you have all the tips in order. Complimentary shades and neutral accessories. I can't wait for Spring to come so I can experiment with the trend as well!

    http://vaintastic.blogspot.com/

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  27. You totally rocked that outfit.

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  28. you look so pretty .

    i really love color blocking :) looks so fresh :)

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  29. Nice job color blocking, I'm not sure I'm brave enough to try this spring trend but at least now I know what to do if I try! About time you made a FB page for the blog btw ;)
    -Ash
    Beauty Flawed

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  30. Color blocking is one of my favorite trends! Great skirt! A classic pencil skirt will never go out of style.

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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  31. this is one of my favorite color combos. i do agree that neutral shoes are a must for color blocking. love the peek of your blouse under the sweater.

    [oomph.]

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  32. LOVE color blocking! :D The more shocking the better LOL ;))) But you wear it so elegantly! Love it!!!

    hugs!
    Karola from
    http://www.karolasway.blogspot.com/

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  33. i tried putting up a color block outfit myself :) turquoise top matched with a purple bandage skirt. looks great!

    xoxo,
    The Pink Margarita

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  34. so pretty skirt and combination of pink and red are just right. love this outfit

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  35. Very nice color blocking! Super cut outfit! I love it!!!

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  36. I love colour blocking! I do it all the time! You are beautiful too, very pretty!

    www.raindropsofsapphire.com

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  37. i love this look! i have been wanting to wear pink and red together, but have not quite put together the final look. your skirt is gorgeous, and the tips you provided are great! i agree with wearing neutral items and allowing the colors to be your "statement" items :)

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  38. you look amazing! Love the combination of colors! :)
    kss

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  39. great tips... i love doing three colors. :) you look fantastic!

    xoxo
    jasmine

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  40. that outfit is sooo cute, i luv t he blouse~~~and yes Fit me Foundation is great~~~im glad i finally bought it

    Jessy

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  41. such a cute post. you look adorable. xo

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  42. what a fabulous outfit. I love to use orange and pink together.

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  43. LOVING this color story! Pink and red are so super chic and when accented with blush, takes it to haute model status...you look gorge babe!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture.com

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  44. I was really hesitant to try colour blocking at first, but it's surprisingly easy to do! Your pink and red ensemble is lovely :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  45. Great outfit! Perfect for spring)

    http://www.lazyheelsblog.com/

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  46. Color blocking is so in right now! I love the red and pink combo!

    xoxo,
    Paris

    glitteratiandglamour.blogspot.com

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  47. Great tips! Thanks for sharing =)

    coffeebreakcrn.blogspot.com

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  48. love this. great tips and you look fabulous, as always. Thanks for sharing, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to here what you think of my latest trend report. xo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  49. Hey have liked your page xx May want to check that its worked alright xx

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  50. You're doing it great with the color blocking. I love the red skirt.

    www.sofiescloset.blogspot.com

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  51. very nice! very sexy and pretty!

    dimitriskiriakos.blogspot.com

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  52. Ah....very chic. Pink and red is perfect!And i like the printed shirt, it's subtle and not over powering. Well done with color blocking. I don't think i have tried. I just don't have the right colors to do a nice outfit.

    Mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  53. i love this pink on red look. really cute

    http://alexandriajz.blogspot.com/

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  54. I like that you did this (successfully) with red and pink since either people are totally against those colors together or totally all for it lol

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  55. what a great look you look so pretty and professional <3

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  56. Aww hun you always look super gorgeous! That outfit is super cute and I looooove the belt!

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  57. LOVE this look! I love the combo of pink and red! and that scarf is just the icing on the cake.

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  58. Damn, you look so lovely...that belt really pulls the colors together well :)

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  59. Thanks for the tips :) It looks like you're really into fashion, so if you have time, come and stop by my blog and vote on which bridesmaid dress my friend should pick for her wedding in November!
    new follower :)

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