Color Blocking My Style

Color Blocking My Style

Happy Friday! Or as some of us may say, Happy Friyay! It’s been warming up in Los Angeles the last couple of days. I’m really enjoying the warmer weather and don’t want it to go away anytime soon. It was getting too cold for me to handle. I am a true California girl. When the weather temp is below 60 I’m the person complaining about how cold it is. In other parts of the world its definitely been much colder this Winter season so I can’t do too much complaining. With Spring vastly approaching we need to add more color to our wardrobe, like now.

Speaking of adding more color to your wardrobe, I wanted to talk about a current style trend I’m sure many of you have heard of or have seen, but couldn’t quite put a name to it. It’s called Color Blocking. It has been a style trend for quite a while now since the age of matching is no longer in style. It’s a fun and stylish way to put a colorful look together by pairing super-saturated hues to make one sharp look. I think wearing complimentary colors (Red and Orange, Green and Blue, Red and Brown, Purple and Blue) and colors that compliment your skin tone is the best way to color block. Color Blocking includes using two or more colors, even patterns. There are many ways to color block. You can color block using clothing, accessories, jewelry and shoes. One way you could color block is by wearing a pink outfit and red shoes. Or an orange top with yellow accessories. Those are just a couple examples of ways you can color block your wardrobe.

Check out my color blocking look.:

 

Color Blocking
Photography: Brandon Kyle

 

Color Blocking

My color blocking look included a red top, rust sueded fringe skirt and light brown skin Steve Madden heels. I chose the color red to go on top because it compliments my skin tone whereas the color least likely to make my skin tone really pop is at the bottom. While I didn’t turn to a super-saturated hue for my shoes, I thought that the light brown color helped balance my whole look. I color block often because I love wearing different colors and seeing how certain colors mesh together.

Are you color blocking your wardrobe? How do you feel about color blocking? Do you have trouble pulling it off? Leave a comment below. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

 

Wardrobe:

Top| Silk Red Long Sleeve

Skirt| A-line Rust Sueded Fringe

Shoes| Light Brown Steve Madden Heels

Necklace| Essential Fringe Gold by Stella & Dot

Pentené
Pentené

Pentené Milner is a mother, influencer, stylist and all around lifer. She started Style Me Fancy by Pentené (a style, fashion and lifestyle blog) initially to brand herself as a stylist, but quickly turned it into a place to inspire women to find a sense of empowerment in their personal style. She’s a native of San Diego, California, but made Los Angeles her home in 2002. She enjoys being mom to her tween son, city life, fun with family (and friends that are like family), seeing the world, dressing up, dining, wineries and self caring at a spa. To her, as a former singer, music brings everything to light and many times writes while listening to it.

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