Wednesday, April 4, 2012
How I Wear My: Colorblocking
For this month’s “How I Wear My” post, Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget) and I decided the colorblocking trend was calling our names! It’s bright, easy, so very cheerful, and what a terrific way to welcome spring.
Then I realized I had nothing in my closet that would even remotely work for a post like this, unless I was going to colorblock black and white. And that seemed like not a great choice. Where’s the color, where’s the life?
So I would like to thank the J. Crew designer who decided s/he liked the Prada stripes from last year so much that they would do a take on them and make them affordable to boot. I snapped up their colorblocked T-shirt before it sold out online and plan on wearing it all summer long. Thank you J. Crew!
I mean, right? Prada colorblocked stripes on the left, featured in Vogue last year. When I saw the J. Crew T-shirt I knew there was something familiar about the coloring. I looked in my tearsheet file and found the inspiration!
I wanted a white watch for summer so I recently got this Timex. For the photos, I couldn’t resist adding my daughter’s neon H&M bangles.
What I love about the colorblocking trend is how it’s interpreted from person to person. The pictures below perfectly illustrate my point and I’m using them to inspire myself to break out of my love of neutrals.
Sacramento of MIS PAPELICOS, looking gorgeous in vibrant colorblocking.
Bella of The Citizen Rosebud. I was just wondering the other day if turquoise blue and bright red could work together. This answers that question with a resounding yes.
Madison of Fashion Tales used boldly colored layers over a pale lemon yellow dress. Love!
Veshoevius of The Taxonomy of My Wardrobe colorblocked dreamy pastels. I am in love with that jacket and do not even get me started on the pleated skirt!
Terri of RAGS against the MACHINE. I love this look with the colors, the masculine/feminine mix, and the cards on the tie. It’s so money, baby!
Jeannie of Gracefully 50 who is wearing the exact kind of colorblocking I can see myself going for, black and white with a pop of color!
Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40 showing you can use traditional spring colors like coral, green, and khaki to colorblock your look.
Jennifer of Seeking Style. I so love these colors put together and after seeing this photo I really want a pair of red pants!
Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget) knocking it out of the park in dark pink and aqua. I’m adding aqua pants to my shopping list.
Thank you SO MUCH to all the ladies who participated and please head over to Adrienne’s to see what other outfits she colorblocked!
Quick, before it’s too hot out (and it may already be for some of you), tie on a scarf, get a picture of yourself in it, and join Adrienne and me for “How I Wear My: Favorite Silk Scarf” on May 1. Feel free to have your scarf somewhere other than your neck—as a belt, around your bag, maybe even on your head! We’d love to hear the story behind your scarf too—is it special to you for some particular reason? The color? The design? The brand? Its provenance? Do share!