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Trend Alert: Color Blocking





This season, color block fashion is in. Color blocking is a styling technique that involves creating two or more blocks of color in an ensemble. It simply means putting together an outfit with solid colors that are next to each other. Bright and bold colors usually represent the trend but if you aren’t that brave to wear them, use darker colors instead.

For beginners, it doesn’t have to be a dress. Try color blocking with your shoes, accessories, bags, or even makeup. I love how Nikki of AskMeWhats showcased her “Color Blocking” Summer Look eye makeup.

There is, however, one rule when you dare try the color blocking trend: You must know the color wheel basics. Creative use of color is the key. You will need different colors to combine so you have to know what colors work together. I suggest this Color Wheel guide from Fire Mountain Gems. I’ve been using it for making beaded jewelry and it’s a great tool for finding colors that organically pair with each other in Monochrome, Analog, Complementary, and Split Complementary.


Basic Color Wheel


I don’t usually follow trends, especially those that do not fit right into my personality. But I’d like to give this a try. Summer naman, why not?

For more color blocking inspirations, check out’s post – Blogger Challenge: Color Blocking

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Preview Magazine April 2011 issue featuring Toni Gonzaga in a color block ensemble

Toni Gonzaga - Preview Cover - Color Blocking


Carmina Villaroel wearing the latest trend by Ensembles



Solara Swimwear combines two hot trends this summer:

Color Blocking + Retro Swimwear!

Solara Swimwear Basics - Color Blocking


Summer is all about bright lights with this Strappy V Maillot by Koi Swimwear

Koi Swimwear - Strappy V Maillot


Colorful shoes for summer 2011

Color Blocking Trend - Shoes


Muñiz Shoes by Carmina Villaroel in “Barbara” (Php 2,600)

Muniz Shoes - Barbara in Red


Ride with the trend with bags and accessories.

Fendi - The Color Block bag

Color Block Beaded Necklace


Color block your nails!



Wearing a brightly-colored belt over a dress makes you a fashion-forward gal in no time! Belt from Celestial Mixx Online Shop (Php 300).

Thick belts - color blocking



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Published: 2011-04-18 15:36:16


  1. shin

    Oo nga mars, color blocking ang trend. Cute nga eh 😀

    18 . Apr . 2011
    • Amethystine

      Cute noh? 🙂

      07 . Jun . 2011
  2. OSeñorita

    Thanks for the tip! I’ll try color blocking.

    06 . May . 2011
    • Amethystine

      you’re welcome! 🙂

      12 . May . 2011
  3. fiona

    ur post give me important information about color blocking. thanks a lot! =)

    11 . Jun . 2011
    • Amethystine

      you’re welcome fiona! 🙂

      11 . Jun . 2011
  4. patrisse

    soo cool.. i wanna try color blocking also.. kaso natatakot ako to what people might say.. hahaha..

    17 . Jun . 2011

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