When I was decorating my house (the fun part that finally came after the intense remodel), my mom shared the wisdom with me that everything looks better in sets of three. And, of course, through trial and error, I found that she is right (which of course she always is). So if you have the chance to come to my house, or check out posts I have done on home projects, take a look and you will find that all of my decor is done in sets of three, or in odd numbers-a terrific little secret to decorating that I have not only applied in my home, but also to fashion. Which of course brings me to the point of today’s post-color blocking.
Color blocking was HUGE this spring and summer and the trend is going to keep going strong into Fall. Hooray!!! Being the color person that I am, that makes me oh-so-very-happy. But one of the questions I am asked the most often is how to put together a color blocked look. And fortunately, the answer is pretty easy. Just like decorating, all you need to do is keep in mind the number three. I think most people gravitate towards putting together two colors when creating one of these looks, but three is really the way to go. And the easiest way to put together three colors (which anyone can do!) is to pick a solid color top, a different color solid bottom, and yet a different color solid shoe. Just make sure the tones of the color compliment each other and you will be set. And as you get more comfortable with color blocking you can also use your three colors in different ways, like I did below…
Instagram Filter: Amaro
Neon Purple Top: American Eagle (recent)
Blue Skirt: H&M (recent)
Neon Pink Belt: Macy’s
Neon Pink Chain Earrings: H&M
Silver Bracelets: Tiffany and Co.
Gold Watch: Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack
Cocktail Ring: House of Harlow via Nordstrom
Nude Patent Shoes: Jessica Simpson via Nordstrom Rack
One of the things I love the most about this color blocked look is the mix of warm and cool tones. I love the coolness of the blue skirt and purple top back to the pop of a warmer neon pink. This outfit would also be great with yellow accessories, or neutral accessories and neon yellow shoes. And not only is this a look that just about anyone can put together and with pieces you most likely already own, it’s also going to be a great way to sneak those neons and bright colors that we all love into the fall season!