Colorblocking For Dummies

Dear Jane: How Do I Colorblock?

Colorblocking sounds like such a simple concept- combine two or more bold colors for instant fashion credibility. However, this trend can be intimidating for the novice and style superstar alike. Why? Because no one wants to be the kid who looks as if they got dressed in the dark.

The easiest way to gradually introduce colorblocking to your wardrobe is with a bold accessory or two. I love the idea of pairing an LBD with a daring colorblocked shoe. Conversely, you may want to try a vibrantly hued bag with a colorblocked pattern. The beauty of accessories is the fact that you can test out the look without spending an obscene amount of money or looking like a fashion victim.

If you’re the type of person to jump headfirst into any endeavor then you may be seeking a more daring solution. Your answer? A colorblock dress. Try a slinky bandage dress and your sexiest stilettos for a night out or grab a dress in a more demure palette, such as neutrals.

Finally, once you feel you’ve mastered the basics then it’s time for you to try an entire outfit, including accessories. In order to make this work keep in mind that you should choose colors that go well together. For example, rock fuchsia harem pants, a purple bandeau top, royal blue suede platforms, and an armful of bangle bracelets for a fashion-forward look guaranteed to get everyone talking.

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