THIS SUMMER IT’S ALL ABOUT COLOUR- BLOCKING
In the warmer months we are quite naturally drawn to brighter colours, or simply larger blocks of colour. A great technique to incorporate into your personal styling is colour blocking, made popular in the 60s and again in the 80s. This trend can be used subtly with accessories or colour-blocked patterns, or in larger blocks of colour such as a whole skirt and shirt combination for a more bold summer look. There are three main ways you can use this trend.
Using one colour for your whole look, but in varying shades. For example, a dark ruby red, a lighter more salmon coloured red, and an electric red.
This uses pieces of clothing of different colours, however try to limit to no more than four colours in one outfit.
3) Stand alone:
This in one piece of clothing that already has colour blocking as part of its design. If you are going to use the mixing technique make sure you complete the look with neutrals and nudes. The last thing you want is to look like a segmented rainbow, so keeping the bolder colours balanced with more subdued shades is key here. Make sure to try the outfit in a full-length mirror before you step out, and experiment with a few different shade combinations. When worn well, this trend certainly puts a spring in your step and you will find that happiness of bright summer colours is infectious.