What fun to see color blocking still a fashion trend this spring. If done correctly, it is a great look.
Color blocking is combining two or more solid colors in blocks. Many designers are presenting garment with blocks of color in unusual combinations. Here are some pointers that may guide you in choosing a combination that looks fantastic and says “You”.
Look for color combinations that support the essence of you. If you have strong coloring and pizzazz, go for a bright, bold, unusual color pairing. If your coloring is softer and/or you have a softer presence, go for colors that support your softer look. You can always do a blink test. Look in the mirror then close your eyes for a bit. When you open your eyes, what’s the first thing you see? If it is the outfit, it is wearing you.
Proportion is key in color blocking. There should be a one third to two thirds ratio. One color needs to dominate. The beauty of art and design are diminished when divided one half by one half. You are a work of art that you want to present at its most beautiful!
Be sure your most complementary color is closest to your face. You can get away with a color that doesn’t work as well for you if it is away from your face. Bring attention to you by showing off your best color.
Choose a darker color for the area of your body where you prefer not to draw attention. For example, if you have wider hips than your shoulders, choose the brighter or lighter color for the top and a darker, less obvious color for the bottom.
Get mileage out of your purchases. Rather than buying a color-blocked dress, try separates. Brighter and more unusual combinations will be very memorable so you won’t be able to wear it as often without people thinking , “Oh, she wore that to the last party.” With separates, you can pair the top and bottom with neutrals or other complementary colors to create entirely different looks.