Your Ultimate Guide To Colour Blocking
Colours are a major component of a fashionista’s closet and colour blocks radiate a sense of youthful verve. A regular sight on the runways, designers such as Jeremy Scott and DKNY have incorporated the style in their Spring/Summer 2014 collections.
With celebrities such as Katy Perry, Jessica Alba, Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor Khan sporting the trend, we have all the more reason to give it a shot. Here’s your ultimate guide to colour blocking so you don’t end up looking like a clown.
Choosing The Right Colours
The most important thing in colour blocking is the choice of hues. Decide whether you want to use complimentary, analogous, split-complimentary or triadic and then stick to the chosen colour palette. You may also use a monochromatic theme which features different shades of the same colour family.
1) Colour Block Top And Bottom
Wear a bright coloured top tucked in your high-waist trousers or skirt. Don’t shy away from adding a third shade to the ensemble and match your shoes with your handbag.
2) Colour Block Layering
If coloured pants don’t suit your style then layer your top with a jacket instead. Adorn a bright neckpiece (buy here) to add some more oomph to your outfit.
3) Colour Block Dress
If you are heading for a formal event and can’t afford to be experimental, a colour-blocked dress (buy here) can come to your rescue. You will look confident and young without worrying too much about picking the right combination. Sober it down with shoes and a sling clutch in neutral colours or liven it up with a pop of bold, contrasting shades.
4) Colour Block Bags and Shoes
Ditch the usual neutral shades and invest in a pop-toned bag (buy here) and shoes (buy here). It can instantly get you the colour-blocked look, even with your monotone ensemble. To make it look sexier, match the colours of your bag and shoes.
5) Colour Blocked Accessories
Multicoloured accessories can liven up a dull and boring outfit. Wear a colour-blocked neckpiece or a stack of bangles with an all-white or all-black ensemble. You can also step into colour-blocked heels (buy here) for a modish look.
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