color blocking

Color blocking continues for fall 2013

One of the biggest trends of 2012 was color blocking. This trend was huge on the runways, and consumers responded well to the look. This made color blocking even bigger on the streets than the catwalk. Since color blocking was so well-received on the street, designers have been having fun with the trend and it has continued to have its’ place on the runways in 2013 and for the fall/winter 2013/2014 season.

Color blocking has not changed in execution for fall 2013. While the colors for fall may be darker than what we have seen from designers over the past two years, the way we color block is not changing. Color blocked items such as shoes and handbags are still important as we head into fall 2013. Wearing two solid color separates together which are offer contrasting hues are still relevant. Fabrics which feature color blocking in large, geometric patterns or giant stripes are also still at the forefront of fashion. This makes wearing the trend easy for Fashionistas who have been color blocking over the past two years.

There is one difference for fall 2013 which may make fashion-savvy dressers everywhere run to the mall for new separates to color block, or new color blocked accessories; the color palette has changed. While shades such as orange, red, cobalt blue, emerald green and navy are still relevant for fall 2013, traditional autumn hues and winter hues are important for the cool weather season too.

Color blocking is being shown in black/white as well as with dark neutrals and dark colors. The darker colors we are seeing for fall 2013 include burgundy, deep forest green, navy, dark purple, shades of wine, dark fuchsia, cobalt and charcoal. The neutral, brown hues being shown for fall include chocolate brown and pale beige. White is also huge for fall and of course, need I say it? Classic black.

So for fall 2013, do not be afraid to thrown on contrasting colors and continue color blocking. The one thing to remember is that fall 2013 is darker than fall 2012 and color blocking should reflect that color trend. Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 


Color blocked dresses for spring

Color blocking is huge for spring; of course we do not need to remind you  The color blocking trend is one of the well-loved trends of the season and it can be found on store shelves everywhere. Therefore, it is no wonder that color blocked dresses are huge for the warm weather season and a must-have staple in any Fashionistas spring 2012 wardrobe.

Color blocked dresses are found in every fabrication this spring including silk, cotton and even Herve Leger’s famous bandage dresses. While there are no rules when it comes to color blocking, greens and blues are being grouped together while pinks and oranges are finding themselves as a pair. Many designers have thrown neutrals into the mix such as pale grey with yellow and orange as seen in BCBG’s collection and white with green and navy as seen in Eliza J’s collection.

When it comes to color blocked dresses for spring, accessories can pick up one of the colors in the dress or stay neutral in shades of beige, tan, and grey or white. The color blocked dress is definitely a hot trend right now which looks like it will continue into fall.

We found a few color blocked dresses and assembled them together into the Polyvore set before. Hope you love it! Happy shopping and stay fabulous


Color blocked shoes for spring 2012

One of the hottest shoe trends to make it from the runways, onto store shelves, and into closets of Fashionistas everywhere for spring 2012 is the color blocked shoe. Color blocked shoes for spring 2012 are appearing everywhere; and on every style of shoe imaginable. 

Sandals, high heels, platforms, pumps and even some booties are sporting the spring 2012 color blocked trend. Color blocking for spring 2012 is being shown in many forms on shoes from black/white, beige/color and mixed bright colors. 
We decided to scour Polyvore (see photo set below) and compile a few of our favorite spring 2012 color blocked shoes, not only because we love shoes, but to inspire the Fashionista in everyone. We firmly believe everyone needs at least one pair of color blocked shoes in their spring 2012 wardrobe. Which pair is your favorite? Which type of shoe do you love seeing color blocking on? Flats? Sandals? Platforms? Pumps? Leave a comment below or join us on Twitter or Facebook and join in the discussion!
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