Style Report: Color Blocking
My favorite trend for Spring 2011 is color blocking, which if you know my personal style, this might come as a surprise. 90% of what I wear on a daily basis is black or dark gray. The most color you see on me is a pair of blue Levi jeans. I bought a bright pink dress last month and when I wore it out I think I gave a few people heart attacks. I think this trend is a great way of experimenting with color and to see what color works best for you. My favorite color is pink (I know, another surprise right?) and I know I look best in green eye makeup. Why not make an outfit in bright pinks and greens (that might look a little too Lily Pulitzer so tread lightly).
I like how Gucci started off their Spring/ Summer 2011 collection with two, three or more bright colors thrown together.
If this might be too much for you, try easing into color blocking. Take a cue from Dior's Spring collection and pick one bright color, like a bright purple dress and pair it with yellow heels or an orange statement necklace.
The main point of this trend is break out the Winter doldrums and enjoy Spring! I'm planning on throwing more color in my wardrobe and I recommend you do too! Check out Erin Dudley, San Fransico makeup artist's blog post about color blocking with makeup!
SIDE NOTE: I'm thinking about doing more posts like this on my blog. Just to keep it more active and to talk about the other design stuff I love like fashion, makeup, and graphic design.