Color Blocking 101

Happy Hump Day all!!! I hope your week is going well so far. It’s two days until I turn the big 4-0! I’m excited to turn 40 and can’t wait for the next phase of my life.

My outfit today is inspired my funny co-workers. Yesterday, we got into a debate about the color blocking trend. Most felt they couldn’t wear different colors together because it wasn’t Spring and/or concerns about not matching. I explained that color blocking was about combining colors that compliment each other. My co-worker Nichole went as far as to Google a color wheel to take home with her!(LOL) After several more minutes of debate, they all agreed to try it.

I kept my outfit simple to show that you can color block without feeling self-conscious. I paired my black Eloquii slacks with my white Fashion Bug shell and pink Gap ponte knit blazer. I topped the outfit off with this great necklace I recently bought from Lord & Taylor. The colored tiles reminded of the 60’s mod style. I’m really into big necklaces this year, so this fits the bill perfectly.

Are you willing to try the color blocking trend?

Blazer: Gap

Shell: Fashion Bug

Pants: Eloquii

Shoes: Franco Sarto wedges

Necklace: Lord & Taylor

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10 Comments

  1. February 16, 2012 / 2:27 am

    Love your color blocking, G!! I stay color blocking and it’s one of my favorite trends that I think I’ll integrate into my signature style.

    Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday, BTW!!

  2. February 16, 2012 / 2:01 pm

    Lady, you look fab in pink! Love love love it on you!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

    By the way, do you like your eloquii dress pants? I have been thinking about buying some but I am not settled on the idea yet….

    • February 16, 2012 / 2:08 pm

      I highly recommend the Eloquii Exact Strech bootcut pants. They are the best fitting pants Ive ever owned! Im wearing them in this post and in the prior post “Just Alittle Neon”. They are so comfortable!!!

  3. February 16, 2012 / 2:30 pm

    i love that pop of pink! very pretty!

  4. February 17, 2012 / 5:48 pm

    Happy Birthday! Love that hot pink blazer:)

  5. February 18, 2012 / 1:46 pm

    I love the look!! Your look is very simple and chic. This is an example of colorblocking that any and everyone can do.