I’m not great at much but, I’d like to consider myself a pro when it comes to color blocking. I mean, I don’t want to toot my own horn or anything, but after years of playing with hues I’ve learned a few tips and tricks for pairing colors together without looking like a crazy lady – and today I’m sharing them with you!
Look for similar materials –
This one isn’t a deal breaker, but if you want your color mash up look more like an “outfit” and less like a hodge lodge of color (which for the record is totally okay too). To be honest most of my color block creations aren’t made from the same material, because it’s tougher – but the ones that do always look more intentional
Find one piece to pull it all together –
When you’re pairing a lot of solid colors, it’s sometimes nice to pull everything together with one piece. In this look, I used my color block earrings that include both a ombre color effect that make the color combo make more sense!
Three Is the magic number –
You can always color block with just two colors, but I think its best to use three in a specific way! I use a “3 2 1” rule where I wear 3 of one color, 2 or another and 1 of the third. Here I’m wearing 3 “red” pieces: red shoes, red lip & a red purse; 2 “pink” pieces pink top & pink earrings (we’re classifying these as pink because they’re mostly pink with a bit of red) and 1 melon piece with the skirt! If you’re going to use 2 colors, try a 2:1 or 3:2 ratio
Top $20 – I also own this in green!
Skirt $30 – I also own this in pink, I’m wearing a size 6
The skirt also is available in plus sizes & petite sizes, plus here’s a similar midi
Similar Bag $41 or here for $220
Shoes $40 – my favorites
Similar Earrings: Beaded $29; Fuzzy $19; Orange $10
Aside from the above, there are so many more tips for color blocking with ease and creating bold, bright outfits! If you have any questions about color blocking, leave them below and I’ll answer them for you!