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Monday, April 18, 2011

Rock, Rock, Color Block - With Accessories

color-blocking-clothes1
color-blocking-designersWho would have known that the idea of sewing blocks of differently colored fabrics together would become such a hot look in 2011? Color blocking has been seen all over the models on fashion runways and the bloggers on the streets.

The idea is really simple. Take one vibrant color and pair it with an equally vibrant, yet different color. You can do this with tops and skirts or dresses and leggings. Things start to get interesting once you add in a splash of a third color, say with an outerwear item like a bright blue blazer or a spicy red trench.



color-blocking-gucci
color-blocking-accessoriesAnd I know that by now we're all very familiar with color blocking, and some of us have even ventured into the world of color blocking on our blogs.

But I've already checked my closet--nothing but nudes and warm tones in my lookbook. So I'm still working on it.

In the meantime, take a look at some great examples of color blocking with clothes, accessories and even shoes!

I wouldn't recommend pairing all of these together in one ensemble.

How do you color block?

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Luisa T. said...

Color block, love it ;)
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Rhoda a.k.a xMiss-Charmingx said...

I love colour blocking. I've been doing it since I was a little girl as I love mixing up colours. To make sure I don't cause what I call " colour riotness " I stick with two colours , maximum three and also make sure that it's no too over powering.

oh Lawd I almost missed out on the bag giveway ( where was I?)..am on it!! lool

Courtney Erin said...

I love the look but I admit that I'm terrified to try it myself!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Clare said...

I looove a little color. I am so tired of wearing black. I can't take it anymore! :)

modanista junkie said...

I'm OBSESSED with color blocking!!! I mean who isn't right? :)

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xoxo,
melrod

Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

Love these accessories! Like you, I don't have a ton to work with then it comes to color blocking, but I have been looking for some color-blocked accessories such as these! I actually put color-blocked accessories as one of my 5 Must Haves guest post a couple weeks ago! Love them!

~L~ of Avid Accents said...

love colorblocking! i've tiptoed into it a little with accessories but i plan to debut my official colorblocking outfit later this month.

Hannahh x said...

I love this trend is so clashing and bright! Amazing! :) xx

Tanvi said...

Love this trend but I think I always do this and have been doign it for years ... In or not .. I like color blocking all year round :)

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Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Have fun is color blocking?! Especially love the shoes :)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I'm loving all this color! I especially love the glasses and the purse. :) I wish I had more colorful stuff to wear this summer...sigh.

Alexis said...

i really love the color block trend. oh thosefirst pair of shoes in the cluster, i would quite enjoy owning.

indianmakeupways said...

am loving the trend!!! coooooolllllllll

Sweet said...

nothing beats color blocking and it is the bomb...super in thing with all the bright colors...Now I have to look for something I can play around with ahhahaa!!!

Kisses
Sweet
PensandLens
@mistytewest

Ivânia Santos (Diamond) said...

Lovely post!!!!

xoxo dear (:

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing post!
Love this color blocking, especially at Gucci!

xoxox,
CC

MosaMuse said...

FYI i just walked past the Zara windows and they have some AMAZING color block outfits for spring.
xo
MosaMuse

A. Chanel H. Craig said...

Absolutely adore this concept. I am a huge fan of color and I always want to get the same items in as many colors as possible. No better way than to "Colorblock"! Too fun!

Jess said...

Oh my gosh that first look is gorgeous. Love the bright pink with the yellow!

Kavery said...

Colour blocking on accessories makes a great impact.

Heather Fonseca said...

Like you my closet is filled with neutrals, so unless black and white is colorblocking I'm out of luck! Actually I do have a red skirt and if I can find a purple t-shirt somewhere for not too much money I might be able to color block at least my clothes. The shoes, well maybe.

Love,
Heather
http://thestyleconfessions.com/

What Sadie Did said...

I love colour blocking! I wrote an article for a fashion website on colour blocking with your watch last week so this is good to read!

I love love love those shoes...all of them!!

Sadie x
http://whatsadiedid.blogspot.com/

The Corner Shop said...

I totally love this trend. I wonder how long it will take to fade though, or if it will

Adiya

Michelle Lee said...

omg all those colors! :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Rachel Roy's color blocking this season has been really nice - loving the first few outfits!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Mandi said...

So great! Love these pieces. I almost bought those Versace booties, they were on sale in Vegas 80% off at the Versace Boutique. So cute!

Krystal said...

these are great examples of the blocking and i love the top two heels!! very fun!

Stephanie said...

All of these bright colors are getting me super excited for the summer!

Eternally yours,
Stephanie

Audrey Allure said...

Loving the color blocking trend!

Diego R. Wyatt said...

I love the idea of color blocking with nudes...it's a realy fresh take on the trend. I love the coor blocking at the Gucci show as well. It's crazy how something so simple and once-overlooked has exploded into this mega trend.

Diego
www.howtozipyourfly.com

agnes said...

j'adore cette tendance color block, très jolie sélection de photos, les chaussures sont magnifiques

Bonnie said...

I love the color-blocking trend. It's such a fresh look for Spring!

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kayla marie said...

nice post!

xo-Kayla Marie
www.wildchildfashion.blogspot.com

Mimi said...

i definitely love seeing all these beautiful colors worn together! :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

dotie said...

i haven't quite dived deep with the whole color blocking trend yet...i must say experimenting with colors is not one of my strength.
so i guess it's still a work in progress :)

eclectic du jour

Lacy said...

Very coo!

2 Mates and a Blog said...

love this post!!!

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fashmark said...

LOVE EVERYTHING!!! so gorgeous!

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