Color-block Me Please

Hi everyone! I am writing this post full of excitement about the Spring 2017 Trends.The spring shows  displayed a sorbet of bold colors to dominate throughout the upcoming warm seasons: neon yellow, hot pink, cherry red, or aqua. I realize that I cannot wear all the colors in one outfit, so I have decided that this spring-summer season I will be depending heavily on color-blocking. As you all know, the color-block trend has been around for awhile but lately it has been revived in creative new ways. Along with traditional multi-hue dresses, fashionistas are matching up bright accessories with colorful separates or letting bold accessories do the talking.  The spring 2017 runway debut a few color-blocking trends as well. At Balenciaga, a red mini-dress was layered over bright blue spandex boots; Céline mixed shades of blue with an oversize blouse, pleated skirt, and dangling earrings; and at Creatures of Comfort, emerald green satin and red accessories. Before we get in the gallery, here a few tips for pulling off the perfect color blocking looks.
  • Add white to your mix of colors. The color white is always a great way to add bold definition to any color and do not combine beyond four colors.
  • Pick colors based on your body type. If you have a pear-shaped body, wear darker colors on your bottom half. This can create a lovely slimming effect! If you have a tummy, avoid horizontal stripes around your mid-section. If you have an hourglass-shaped figure, wear your color blocks around your torso to accentuate your lovely curves.
  • Ignore the color wheel and don’t be shy!! People might be scared to pair certain colors together, but this trend actually demands unlike colors to be paired along side of each other. This is the time to experiment, so go buck wild!
Shop colorblock trends here!
Boohoo Ria tie-waist bohemian floral wide-leg trousers, boohoo.com; Rochas wide-leg wool trousers matchesfashion.com; Balenciaga Palladium-tone cubic zirconia and Swarovski pearl brooch,  net-a-porter.com; Balenciaga off-the-shoulder zip-through jacket, matchesfashion.com; Mansu Gavriel backless suede pumps, matchesfashion.com; Saint Laurent metallic stretch-knit halterneck tank, net-a-porter.com
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