Wednesday, August 24

Fun With: Color Blocking

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I was never a fan of wearing too much color growing up. I always thought that dark and baggy clothes were my thing - they made me look slimmer than i actually am. Until recently, when summer got hotter than usual and the rainy season made the weather humid, mom bought me light-colored clothes. (thanks mom)
I thought I looked like a clown - wearing really bright colors and wearing them at the same time - until Chay pointed out to me that I was "color blocking" and, was in fact, a fashion statement. Gee whiz, I was in.

COLOR BLOCKING is the combination of two or more colors from different "blocks" or spectrum. Color blocking doesn't necessarily isolate itself to clothing - you can "color block" using different colored accessories such as bags, belts, shoes, socks, etc. (but not make-up, then you'd REALLY be a clown).

Color blocking also doesn't depend solely on bright and outrageous colors. It can also be cohesive with neutrals, monotones and muted colors, as long as they all COMPLIMENT each other. Patterns are also welcome to join in the fun, as long as they are adamant to the colors/theme you're trying to pull off.

To the beginners out there who are not sure how to start their first color blocking experience, Style Prompt shows you an easy way how to decide which colors to pick first. According to them:

"The most popular theory for combining colors is called the rule of two-thirds. How you achieve the rule of two-thirds starts by making an equilateral triangle (a triangle with 3 equal sides) on the color wheel. In it’s most basic form, the points at the ends of this triangle will be touching either red-blue-yellow or orange-green-purple. From there, you pick two of the three colors that the triangle touches. These colors will almost always harmonize together beautifully."

(click "Style Prompt" to access the link for a more thorough explanation of this theory and more on color blocking)

Men's Polo Shirt - Collezione
Belt - Thrifted
Shorts - Thrifted
Flats - SoleMate

>> I hope everyone knows a thing or two now about color blocking. To be honest, once you start playing with colors and find that you can carry out this image, it's pretty addictive! With enough taste level and a bit more confidence than the usual, you can pull it off easily. ;)

Thanks for reading and post a comment if you'd like!


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This is the first time I've heard of Color Blocking. Thank you for sharing. Kayo na ang fashionista! :D Great job, bf!

Selina Sales said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like! <3 im learning haha

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