I am so excited to share with you Color-Blocking for Less. Have you heard of Color-Blocking? I recently traveled with my savvy designer sister-friend, Denise who introduced me to Color-Blocking. What is great is that she is the expert of Color-Blocking for Less! This is a very trendy style that can be done to meet your budget.
Color-blocking is when a garment or outfit is composed of finite blocks of color. There are three simple techniques to styling a color-blocked outfit:
Option A: Monochromatic = one color throughout entire outfit in different hues.
Option B: Separates = mix garments of contrasting (2-4) colors. (as shown)
Option C: Stand-Alone = one color-blocked garment or accessory where the designer has already done all the work for you.
The color-blocking technique is making a true style statement, so it is imperative to select pieces (and color schemes) that are flattering to you. You don’t have to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe, just “shop” in your closet and pull things that you already have! Adding accessories like a bold necklace or cuff bracelet and/or a colorful bag can also complete your outfit. Remember, simple is better!
Denise shares a breakdown of her color blocking for less.
Green Sweater: New York & Company $29
Yellow Top: New York & Company $19
White Capri Pants: Stein Mart $12
Blue Sling Heels: Payless Shoe Source $15
I am so impressed! Not only is her style amazing she was able to create it for less! I am motivated to start color-blocking myself.
So now I ask you – do you color-block?
This post was written by Denise Beardsley, Mother of 3 and Senior Interior Designer. Denise and Melissa have been sister-friends since middle school and remain sister-friends today. Denise’s creativity never ceases to amaze Melissa. Denise Blogs at Thrifty Chic Living.