Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Color Blocking

Many fashion bloggers have been posting from both NY and Paris fashion weeks over the past few weeks, and one particular trend I've noticed in their outfits is the use of "color blocking".  Color blocking is basically creating an outfit made up of very bold, solid colored pieces paired together - literally blocks of color.  Here are a few examples from bloggers at Paris FW:

In theory, these outfits don't seem to work, but in practice, the looks come out  looking pretty amazing.  As far as clothing stores, Zara is really leading the way with these brightly colored pieces for Spring, and it is also possible to find some options at Forever21.  Here are some pieces you can use to mix and match and create your own color blocked look :
 So what do you think? Do you have the guts to put together and wear an outfit like this?  


  1. I think I could manage a color blocked outfit if I grounded it with my favorite blank ankle boots. I feel like I can pretty much wear anything if I have my stompers on my feet. Now I kinda want to try it.

    Also, this reminds me of the outfit I wore to my 12th birthday party in 1982... hot pink pants, turquoise short-sleeved sweater, turquoise moccasins, hot pink bracelet and necklace. Long live the '80s.

  2. Melissa - Your comment made me laugh. This trend does feel very 80's, doesn't it? But at the same time, it is kind of fun. I think you should give it a try, especially with your rad ankle boots. I bet they're awesome.

  3. Hi! I have just discovered your blog and I have to say that I met Chiara and Emilie these days in Paris Fashion Week! They are so nice and all we are in love with color block!! Nice to see their pictures here! Kisses and I follow you!

  4. Hi Monica! Thanks for following! Glad to have you here.