4 Tips on How to do Color-Blocking Right

For sure you’ve been seeing this trend everywhere – color-blocking! The stars are all showing up on the red carpet in multi-colored outfits. Nail’s have also been hit with this trend and of course Ice has picked up on this look with our jewelry.

What is color-blocking? Basically pairing 2-3 blocks of colors in an outfit, it could be in a blouse, pants, dress, skirts, shoes, etc.  Many of us want to try this look but just not sure exactly how to pull it off. Here’s a few tips on how to perfect the color-blocking look.

1. Stick with two colors. You have a few different options on how to choose the right 2 colors. For the daring individual that isn’t shy to stand out I would recommend going with two contrasting colors. Opposites attract after all. Bold primary colors look great with this look. For a more subdued look pair like-colors such as purple/blue or pink/red to compliment each other. But test it for yourself and try on different colors to see how they look together. Also don’t forget to choose colors that flatter your skin-tone. (You can stretch it to 3-4 colors but not more than that)

Jessica Alba - Color-Block
Jessica Alba showed off her two tone color-block ensemble with gold accessories

2. No prints. The colors you use need to be solid colors without any prints or designs to be a true color-blocking look. The clothing pieces are generally simple with clean cuts. The vibrant colors of the clothing is what gets the attention so no need for additional bells and whistles.

3. Pair with nudes or black. Since you’re wearing different colors, the best pairing for shoes and purses would be in a nude color. Nude shoes are on of the hottest shoe trends right now so pick up a pair and these will be a perfect addition to you’re color-blocking look. If nude is not your thing, you can’t go wrong with black.

Amethyst Bracelet4. Don’t want to color block your clothes? – try it in your jewelry. Color-blocking is an attention-grabbing look that isn’t right for everyone but if you want to still incorporate this trend to your wardrobe try some of these jewelry looks. There’s a wide variety of colorful gemstones but I love the way purple amethyst looks for color-blocking

Blue Topaz, Purple Amethyst & Smokey Quartz Bracelet

Green & Purple Amethyst Bracelet

Purple Amethyst & Citrine drop earrings

Peridot & Amethyst Necklace


Will you be trying the color-blocking look?

3 thoughts on “4 Tips on How to do Color-Blocking Right

  1. zac October 12, 2011 / 10:53 am

    love it


  2. Taylor October 13, 2011 / 3:57 pm

    Omg I love this place and even tho I a, only in my teen I LOVE jewelry
    LOVE IT!!!!


  3. Stchd December 5, 2012 / 1:39 pm

    The Amethyst color is just gorgeous.


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