I have never claimed to be a fashion expert or anything, and if you ask Mr. Boyfriend I need help. But I like to learn by DOING, so I am a huge fan of trying out different things, seeing if they work on my body etc. I also blog about fashion for Caboodles, so I do have to educate myself on fashion for everyone…not just chubby little white girls. :D
ANYWAY. Unless you live under a rock (in which case– how’s your wireless?), you probably already know that color blocking is HUGE right now. Basically color blocking is just putting an outfit together that involves bright colors worn together. For those of you who are um… not fashion plates (*raises hand*) this can seem frightening. How do I wear multiple bright colors together?! OH NOES. Well, color blocking is a lot easier than you think. Really. Check out this example based loosely on what I wore yesterday:
I like dresses because they are easy. You don’t have to figure out 2 or more pieces that go together, you just pick one awesome dress and put it on your body. The dress I wore is actually a shirt dress from Old Navy that I’ve had for a very long time, so it’s not available anymore. Instead I picked out this pretty blue dress from Dorothy Perkins just because I like the color and the color is very similar to my Old Navy Shirt dress.
My handbag is red.
Red handbag + blue dress = BAM! You is color blocked.
It’s that easy. Throw on a pair of neutral shoes and you’re good. But if you really want to amp it up, add an accessory in another bright color. In my example I chose a bright yellow bracelet from Chain & Charm. Another good way to add a third color is with a sweater. I had an orange cardigan on hand yesterday but ended up not wearing it because I wasn’t cold.
Also important to remember is once you’ve chosen your color blocking pieces, the rest of your pieces in your outfit should be neutral. For example, your shoes. If you’re wearing a yellow dress with orange tights, neutral shoes are the only thing that’s going to keep you from looking like a cartoon character. ;) You really can never ever go wrong with nude colored shoes.
I hope that was helpful for any of you who are either clueless or too scared to try it. It’s fun. Clothes are fun. :)