Color blocking

Hey fashionistas,

Let me just start by saying sorry it has been so long since the last post. I was stumped as to what this one should be about. I am actually running out of ideas to keep all of you interested.

Anyway, this blog will be all about color blocking and as promised it will show how both men and women can do it. Yes, guys I am talking to you; despite the fact that color blocking has been a popular female trend, men should not be afraid to try it out as well.

The first look is a orange skirt, any shade of orange will work but try to go bright. Don’t be afraid to be bold. Next add a hot pink silk blouse and magenta blazer. Top the look off with a bright yellow bag and a pair of color-block heels. For the shoes try to pick a color from the outfit or accessories as the main color of the shoe. Complete the look with a pair of yellow earrings.

The second look is the mod style color blocking. Start out with a pretty red or hot pink dress, layer that with a orange sweater (patterned or not, the choice is yours). Grab your favorite orange or cobalt blue pumps and a yellow clutch to accessorize the look. Top the whole look off with some large shades and bangles, then hit the streets.

Alright guys, I know you are thinking “how could I make a color block look without looking too feminine. First, I just would like to say as long as you are confident in masculinity you won’t look that feminine. Second, I would like to say anyone can color block as long as they do it right.

The first look is a casual formal look. Take a great pair of slightly fitted orange, yes orange, trousers and add a navy blue button down. If you decide to go with a pattern on the shirt like the picture, make sure that the pattern is neutral. Accessorize the look with a brown banded watch, a brown bracelet, and brown shoes. If you have a bit of a unique style you can go with a brown beaded skull bracelet like the picture.

The next look is more for the hipster or the younger set. Start with  a pair of red skinny jeans and a green t-shirt. Then to avoid that Christmas tree look add a sky blue scarf and backpack. For the colder months which we are in add a red knit beanie and in the summer a lighter knit beanie in the same color. For the cool factor grab a pair of yellow Ray-bans. As for the kicks, you can go with a where’s waldo high top sneaker or a cool pair of royal purple sneakers. You could also go with blue or yellow sneakers. For the bolder ones, you can add a pink belt to the look.

For those of you who don’t want to spend a ton of time searching for the where’s waldo high top sneaker that I mentioned, here is a website that had the closest thing: http://www.converse.com/#/products/Sneakers/ChuckTaylor/136717C

Just remember all you fashionistas, no matter what you are wearing the best accessory is confident. Walk with you head held and the world is your runway.

Stay fierce,

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