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A Beginner’s Guide to Creating a Color Block Outfit

Are you looking for bright ideas for your wardrobe? Many women are too intimidated by bright colors to embrace popular fashion trends. The fear of looking like a giant tomato or tacky tangerine prevents many ladies from realizing the beautiful potential of bright colors. You don’t need to shun sunny shades or fruity fabrics anymore. You simply need a smart strategy to follow when experimeanting with bright colors. The technique of color blocking is the easiest way to embrace color without making a fashion mistake. Our guide to creating a color blocked outfit will help you look like a cover girl instead of a clown.color block fashion pants

The Dual Approach and the Medley Approach

You should only focus on two or three colors when creating a color blocked outfit. Layering more than three colors can be unflattering to your figure and jarring to the human eye. The dual approach focuses on two colors. A typical example of this look is a solid blouse paired with a solid skirt. You can add a third color to this basic ensemble to achieve the medley approach. Thick belts, bulky scarves, and vests are great ways to add a third block of color. You can accessorize with a chunky bib necklace if you’re looking for a very subtle way to add a third source of color.

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Color block fluorescent two-piece bikini set at Lacy Hint

The Complimeantary Strategy

You should become familiar with a basic color wheel before you pick color combinations. Complimeantary colors are colors that are located on opposite ends of a color wheel. The stark contrast between complimeantary colors creates a stunning visual effect. You will make a very bold statemeant when you pair two primary colors in one outfit. An example of this approach is an orange shift dress paired with a blue blazer.

The Harmony Strategy

Colors that are close together on a color wheel create a nice harmony when paired in an outfit. A color block outfit with one primary color and one secondary color will create a soothing and subdued fashion statemeant. An example of this technique is a red pencil skirt paired with a pink cardigan.pink and orange color block dress

Conquer the Rainbow

It’s possible to dabble in color without dabbling in fashion disasters. Color blocking is a conservative way to add color to your wardrobe. The calculated method behind wearing blocks of color will allow you to look like a sweet and colorful piece of candy instead of resembling a box of crayons.

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