Color Blocking | How To Color Block your Outfits

Red and pink outfits are all over my Instagram feed now in anticipation of  Valentine's Day but, I never thought I could pull that off because color blocking is hard ya know? And I spent the majority of my adult life avoiding wearing red because it had a negative connotation back home. But, I gave it try with this J.Crew sweater and skirt from Asos. 

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So I started with this easy look: red and pink for a tonal color blocking. For spring, soft pinks and reds (from cherry to burgundy) are always the season’s winning color combo, and this outfit is proof. Hot pink and bright cherry FOR THE WIN! I felt like I was wearing the loudest outfit ever but, you know me: I like my brights. I like my pinks, so what the hell. Let's rock some red and fushcia 

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Some color blocking tips: 

  • You can create a more modest color pair with two hues of the same color family or go wilder and try three or more eye-popping hues.
  • Avoid sharp prints and patterns, while I love some gingham and stripes together it's best to avoid when you're color blocking. 
  • It’s important to stick to the same saturation of colors: brights pair well with brights, while pastels with pastel hues. Neons with neons, you get the gist. 
  • Keep accessories to a minimum and go neutral
  • Have fun and experiment (like I did!) 
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Photos by Christine Hanks. Styling (and lack thereof) by me.