At first I thought there was no rhyme or reason to it. Boy was I wrong! Color blocking is all about the color wheel, and thanks to Google and Mrs. Patrick's 10th-12th grade art classes, I was able to start making sense of this trend that has made many appearances over the years.
Here is a color wheel with guide lines for color blocking. Study the color wheel and guidelines if you would like to know how to put together a great color blocked outfit.
I pulled out a few things in my wardrobe, and tried to pair them based on these rules. Now keep in mind, a few months ago, I was a neutrals only kind of girl. (Boring, I know.) I have slowly been branching out to adding more color to my wardrobe. So I am somewhat limited in choices.
Outfit Number 1:
|Complementary Colors: green and red|
Shirt: Old Navy $10; Pants: Forever 21 $10.50; Red Shoes: old; Necklace: Charlotte Russe $1.99; Purse: Old Navy $5
Outfit Number 2:
|Analogous Colors: Pink, Purple, and Red|
Shirt: Old Navy $8; Skirt: NY&Co old; Red Shoes: old; Necklace: Wet Seal $2; Belt: came off some dress
Outfit Number 3:
Outfit Number 4:
|Split-Complementary Colors:Yellow, Blueish Purple|
Yellow Shirt: Forever 21 $12; Skirt: Old Navy old; Belt: Forever 21 $5; Shoes: Mossimo thrifted $4.50; Fake Pearl Necklace: Walmart $8
Outfit Number 5:
|Triadic Colors: Blue-ish Purple, Burnt Orange, and Lime-ish green|
Shirt: Banana Republic thrifted old; Skirt: Banana Republic Outlet: $14; Shoes: JC Penny $10; Belt: Forever 21 $5; Necklace: thrifted $5
Outfit Number 6:
|Triadic Colors: Yellow, Red, and light blue|
Cardigan: Forever 21 $14; Shirt: Forever 21 $12; Black Cords: Ralph Lauren thrifted $8; Shoes: old; Purse: Old Navy $20; Necklace: Forever 21 $1.50; Skinny Belt: Forever 21 $2
If you're like me, and you only want to dabble in color blocking, try these inexpensive ways to do it.
1) Accessories- Look for earrings, necklaces, scarves, skinny belts, bracelets, headbands, purses, or whatever!
2) Thrift Store- These are the perfect place to find skirts, shoes, and shirts.
3) Nail Polish- Have fun with it!
4) Spray Paint or dye unwanted items and make them new again!