Monday, 12 October 2015

COLOUR BLOCKING

Colour blocking is not one of the hottest trends in 2015 but I still like experimenting with it. 
Firstly, I just love bright colours in clothes and secondly, I also get a lot of fun experimenting with them. 
By definition  "Colour blocking is a method of wearing multiple solid colours, called complimentary colours, together in a single outfit".  
colour blocking

Looking at the colour wheel, you will find them sitting right opposite each other like blue and yellow, for example or purple and green and their vibrancy and brightness are vital if you want to create stunning and strong fashionable statement.



If you feel that this colour palette is too strong to your taste, you can always take it down a notch by settling for less intense hues, known as "analogue colours".  Those are the colours that sit next to each other on the colour wheel and belong to the same colour family such as orange and yellow or blue and green.


Simpler still, choose one bold vibrant hue for one item of your clothing and pair it with one of the neutral colours (black, grey, beige or white).  Knowing what works best for you will help you to decided what to conceal and what to attract, for example:  wear a bright jacket and no one will notice your hips or thighs.

Choosing the right silhouette is very important in colour blocking.  To make this combo success, stick to simple shapes and classic silhouettes such as pencil skirts or shift dresses.
Shoes, hand bags and other accessories also play an integral part in this creative process.

Choose your colours, have fun and simply, look fabulous.

colour blocking

colour blocking

colour blocking
Blouse:  Equipment
Skirt:  Karen Millen
Shoes:  Dolce & Gabbana