Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Colorblocking Challenge

In order to expand my blogging horizons, I've decided to partake in some monthly fashion blogs.  First up, is with Everybody, Everywear!  The challenge for the month of July is color blocking.  You can see me on the site if you click the button below.

Color Blocking: Everbody, Everywear

While this trend has been around for awhile, it came back this spring with a bang!  It's been a celeb staple on  the red carpet and a favorite on the runways.  It's a perfect look for summer because the bright colors really work well with tanned skin.

There are a bunch of different ways to wear color blocking.  The easiest way is to pair separates - a bright hue with a neutral.  Keeping the darker color on the parts you want to minimize and the lighter color on the area you want to flaunt will help flatter your shape!

If you're a little more daring, you can totally do a 3 color combination! I read somewhere that this tri-combo typically works the best - - one bold, one bright (like a neon) and one neutral.  For example, you could do a hot pink (bright) with a cobalt blue (bold) and white (neutral).   Or how about coral (bright), grey (bold) and ivory (neutral)?   Or a look that I really like is wearing three colors of the same hue.  Mix red, coral and pink  or a cobalt blue, navy and sky blue.

Another easy way to incorporate this trend into your life is to wear pieces that are already colorblocked for you! Whether it be dresses, shoes or purses - - there are a ton cute options that take the thinking out of it!
3. Tobi

5. Kate Spade Tipsy Pink Flat

For my look, I pulled a few things I already had from my closet to try out.
What do you think?
I'm wearing:
Top from Forever 21, skirt from JCrew (Factory), shoes from Target, JCrew necklace.

Thanks Everybody, Everywear!  Can't wait until next month!   


  1. oh you did colour blocking so well! love those shoes with it!! they really pop! :)

    1. Thanks! The shoes were a last minute addition :)

  2. LOVE your outfit!! that necklace is like the icing on the cake, gorgeous!!

    1. Thank you!It's one of my new favorite finds!

  3. Great inspiration pics! I love your interpretation too, it's so bright and bold and summery, and the leopard shoes are the perfect unexpected add-on! :)

  4. My two favorite colors this year, together! Woohoo!
    You look GREAT! It all works.

  5. Hello! Found you via EBEW. This is really a great post. Love how you've taken this from the stars to what consumers can have to your own wardrobe. I LOVE the color combo you are wearing. I also love that Katy Perry's hair is seemingly color blocked too :).
    Best, Whitley Adkins Hamlin

  6. Hi, Kim! I love that you showed some celeb color blocking along with your own cute outfit. Welcome to EBEW!

    1. Thank you! I can't wait until next month!

  7. I have (and LOVE) this skirt from JCrew last year, but I've never thought to pair it with this shade of blue. So great! And I love how the necklace ties in the skirt color on top.

  8. bright blue and orange look so great together! love this!
    Chic on the Cheap

  9. Oh my I love all your picks! I want one of each! Also love your outfit! So pretty!

  10. I love how you styled that bright color combo. What a fun addition of the leopard pumps!


  11. I think you did a great job...plus I love little pops of leopard so I'm really digging those shoes :)


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