Tag Archives: ColorBlocking
It’s Monday, your coffee has not kicked in yet, you are running late and you are still trying to figure out what to wear. You want to look fabulous because you are meeting the girls for drinks after work but you can barely keep your eyes open to put on your mascara. What do you do?
You have heard me refer to color-blocking over and over again and some, if not all, of our favorite designers/stores are knocking this trend out for us all on one item. Talk about a perfect way to avoid the — about to leave the office to meet the girls, look into your office bathroom’s mirror and realize you hate what you are wearing — proof! Now you can throw on your uniform, add one item that will keep you up with the latest spring trend and add a punch of color to your manic Monday.
I have been itching to use this inspiration photo for quite awhile. The picture is of the fabulous Chiara, of The Blonde Salad (‘Blog Lovin’s NewCommer of the Year‘), during her second day at Milan Fashion Week (yeah, she has every fashionista’s dream life).
The second I saw this outfit I knew I had to attempt recreate it with, of course, my own ALP spin. I understand when you see this picture you are going to think to yourself, “Lacey, what the heck are you thinking?! You write about DC fashion. This would not fly in DC.” Just stick with me, you will be shocked at how you can do this at work and play.
The choice of styling two solid colors you would not normally see together is called color-blocking. I am just in awe of how this Blonde Salad put orange and purple together so effortlessly. Also, I have a new obsession with adding orange to my spring wardrobe. Now I do understand that this exact look would never work on the streets of downtown DC, but we can definitely learn from this and make it our own…
See?! Piece of cake! Challenge yourself to take a risk with color-blocking this weekend. Would you wear these colors together? What colors do you like to pair together?
Happy Friday! XOXO!
Want to see a couple other outfits I styled & see some of the specifics of the look above? Go to my Polyvore page here.