Have you noticed recently
that Nature is coming alive again?
Spring is emerging;
from the violet buds of trees to the vibrant green of new grass.
Embrace this new world of color with color-block combinations!
The easiest way to color-block is to pull out the colors from a statement piece. In this case, the Nanette Lepore cardigan serves as the focus with its simple shape and bright flowers.By keeping most of the look one color, while still playing on the colors of the flowers, the result is effortlessly bold. With the main body of the ensemble, consider your body shape. Make use of color to balance (or exaggerate) your proportions; lighter colors will make an area appear larger, whereas dark shades have a slimming effect.
If you prefer warmer hues, you’re in luck. Pantone’s Tangerine Tango and Solar Power are huge this season. Break up the brightness with a scarf that tones down the blocks of color. By sticking to an analogous color scheme (3 colors beside each other in the Color Wheel) you can create an outfit that is easy to wear yet ever so striking.
Care to shake things up a bit? Then toy with the unexpected. Going in a unique direction, same type of color scheme, orange red and purple can make quite an impression. A warm chocolate brown is the perfect neutral for this look; white being too stark and black being harsh, and the pink toe on the pumps is the ensemble’s finishing touch.
If lots of color makes you wanna run, don’t fear! You don’t have to wear all brights and neons to pull of this trend. The same rules apply for grayer shades. Cool colors work best for this version and incorporating stripes gives a sporty touch that helps the look feel less fussy or feminine.
Need help figuring it out? Stop by the shop and our in-house stylist will do her best to assist!