I hesitated a bit with the whole colorblocking-is-in announcement. All I could imagine were a bunch of people running around mixing all of the wrong things together looking like human sized Legos...possibly me being one of them. And then I realized that unless I am wearing stripes (which I am most of the time, like right now, plus fur vest!), I am usually in some mode of color blocking. My mother always told me solids were a sure thing. True true. For me mixing solid colors is safe - no print mixing to meddle with and no layers of stripes on stripes.
Here are a few inspiring colorblock mixes exaggerated by my favorite neon yellow, clashing colors, etc. The backgrounds of these shots are just incredible in different ways...you will see what I mean.
Colorblock away dear friends! Avoid primary colors thus you will blend in at Chez Lego...ciao!
|1. The Bridge. Amazing. |
2. LOVE the neon coat choice. It's not really an exercize in colorblocking now that I look at the photo but the neon coat made it look that way - fresh!
3. Facehunter photo at London Fashion Week FW2012
|1. Also good background - shipyard chic! |
2. Great yellow skirt. I love how she treats it as the neutral that ties the whole look together even though the color is off the chain.
3. photo via Facehunter, I believe from New Zealand?