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Monday, 8 August 2011

GLAMTREND: Color Blocking

This has really caught the attention of so many this season. It might surprise people to know that it is not a new trend as such but is definitely back with a big bang.

Need to know more? Read on.......

What is the color blocking / Color Block?

Color block fashion is one of the hottest new trends for the season. It combines the use of two or more blocks of color in an ensemble. This could be for a top, bottom, tunic, a dress and even a handbag or shoes. Simply it means – creating an outfit by putting areas or blocks of solid color next to each other. It can include monotone, bright colors, muted colors, contrasting and complimentary colors. Clothes, shoes, handbags and accessories can all feature color block designs or can make up different blocks of color to be put together for a color block outfit.
color blocking trend shoes

The famous Lady Dior bag also follows the trend and a Marc Jacobs color blocked bag
color blocking trend bags
Color Blocked Jewellery 
color blocking trend jewellery 
And of course color blocked make-up
color blocking trend makeup

And to test your guts, color blocked hair 
color blocking trend hair

Why do you need to be careful while following the color block trend?
Since they often involve the use of bright colors or many different colors together, it is easy to go wrong with it. The best way to pair color block trends whether it’s for shoes, a tunic or a top is with other basic colors such as black, white, brown and gray. This way your color block will pop out more and look more polished.

Why should you do the trend?
If you have been lapping up fashion news regularly, you will know how horribly ‘in’ it is. And if you still need another convincing reason to wear the trend. Here’s it – Use it to hide flaws of your body. I have your full attention now, don’t I? Women after all.
So what I was saying is, use it to hide flaws, as we all know dark colors have a slimming effect, so color-block the winter paunch or those baby fatty arms with dark shades and keep the rest of your outfit light colored. It really works.
Basically this is how it will work for your body
A darker column of color down the torso will have a slimming effect and can easily be created by wearing a colored cardigan, jacket or blouse worn open. Generally a color blocked outfit will work best if you stick to the usual rules for your body shape. If you are pear shaped, opt for darker colors on the bottom half. If you are apple shaped avoid horizontal blocks of color around the stomach area but highlight legs with color blocks created by brightly colored tights. If you are hourglass, a color block around the waist is a great way of highlighting it and drawing attention to you womanly figure.

Just keep in mind the following points while wearing color blocks
  • Don’t be shy to experiment. Any color combination is fantastic if you can pull it off properly. Blue, green and orange sounds mad but will look oh-so-pretty.
  • Do not combine more than three to four colors. It’s not that it doesn’t look nice, but it looks very ‘ramp’ish. Moreover more colors will keep cutting your body shape here and there making it a not so beautiful sight.
  • Choose what you want to color block and keep the rest of your look simple. For example, if you opt for a color-blocked bag, go easy on the clothes and shoes. You don’t want to look like a Rubik cube, do you??
  • Never ever ever combine two color blocked items. This is the worst thing to do to this trend. No actually you can, its just that you will end up looking like the latest catalog of Asian paints.
color blocking trend clothes
In my opinion it is really fun trend to sport this summer. Firstly it gives us the opportunity to pair colors which we won’t dare to combine together otherwise. Secondly what are summers without cheerful bright colors?? Gone is the season of muted warm shades. Its time to paint the town in all colors possible.
So, go on and have fun blocking colors. Do let us know how you plan to wear it.
Stay stylish. :*

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