The “Block” is Hot… the debut of Color Blocking
Hey all! I didn’t think I would be posting at all this week, especially after participating in Lexy’s 5 day “One Dress One Week” challenge, but here I am — at it again! Today I wanted to feature the latest trending topic so popular amongst Fashion Bloggers and Fashionista’s alike — “Color Blocking”. Spring 2011 saw fashion heavy hitters like Gucci, Jil Sander, MaxMara and Etro bombard the runways with bright and bold colors, setting the precedent for retail chain stores (Aldo, NineWest…). The ad campaigns are classic but the trend is nothing we haven’t seen before, remnant of the 90’s urban wear which featured brightly colored denim and matching jackets & tee’s by Cross Colours, Girbaud, Used and Guess. At any rate, enough of my fashion ranting, here’s my version of the trend!
It’s only natural that I experiment with the trend and try other colors as well. While perusing for shoes in Marshall’s I found the most beautiful electric blue jacket for a mere $20 bucks and thought pairing this with the dress would also be a hot combo and soooooo I got carried away!
Only necessary to try with denim…
I had a blast trying out different looks and experimenting with the boldness of the colors. I recently read that accessorizing the outfits with gold, silver or bronze, like seen in the Gucci pic above, is referred to as “jeweled blocking”. I’ll definitely take that under consideration! Thanks for stopping by!!
Knit Tube Dress: Limited – Orig: $69.90 Re-Tell: $34.99
White Blazer & Accessories: See previous post
Blue Tweed Jacket: Marshall’s – Orig: $49.99 Re-Tell: $20.00
Green Ruffled Shirt: Limited – Orig: $39.90 Re-Tell: $19.99
INC Yellow Belt: Macy’s – Orig/Re-Tell: $16.50
Michael Antonio Pink Platforms: Akira – Orig/Re-tell: $59.99