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Color Blocking Fashion Trends

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If you feel like you’ve seen the color blocking trend for quite a few seasons now, then you’re not imagining things!

The color blocking trend has been around since Spring 2011, and there are reasons why. For one, it is constantly updating itself. It is also very versatile in that in can be incorporated into almost any outfit!

The color blocking trend has been seen on the likes of Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Rihanna, and Demi Moore, proving that people of all different style walks and ages can rock this trend.

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10. Shoes


This trend is wonderful if you want to carefully test the waters of color blocking without diving in head first. It will only take up a small portion of your outfit, but it will be fabulous! Spice up a workout outfit with casual tennis shoes, or add a pop of color with sky high pumps for a night out on the town.

9. Handbags


Now jumping into the waters of color blocking but still not diving in headfirst is the handbag trend. This is perfect if you’re starting to become confident with the color blocking trend, but not completely comfortable with making it the main part of your outfit just yet. Whether it’s a clutch, satchel, or oversized handbag, you’ll be able to find a color blocked handbag that suits any occasion.

8. Knits


Winter is not over yet! Update last winter’s simple cable knit sweater with a color blocked one – your wardrobe will thank you! Winter colors such as burgundy combined with another color work wonderfully. Keep the rest of your look calm with less fussy colored jeans, such as blue, beige, black, or grey.

7. Leggings


A step above the traditional black ones, color blocked leggings will set your outfit on fire this season. Since these leggings are so wild, you’ll want to keep the rest of your look neutral. For a cute and casual look, add a loose, cream colored cable knit sweater dress, comfy black flats, and a minimal amount of simple accessories.

6. Scarves


Scarves are the perfect thing to color block if you’re too lazy to plan out an entire color blocked outfit. The scarf itself can consist of several different colors, or it can be a solid color scarf that’s worn with other articles of clothing in colors that compliment the scarf color. Need ideas on what to wear with the scarf? Add the leggings and cable knit sweater mentioned above!

5. Swimsuits

Just because it’s winter time doesn’t mean you can’t plan ahead for the warmer weather of spring and summer. What better way to do that than to invest in a color blocked swimsuit? This trend comes in a variety of different styles of bikinis and one pieced swimsuits. Find one in your favorite color combination, and you will surely turn heads at the beach or the pool!

4. Workout Attire

Workout Attire

Who says getting into shape can’t be a stylish affair? Work on this popular New Year’s resolution by color blocking your workout gear! The options are endless – from yoga pants to sneakers to sports bras. Take this trend to the next level by making your work out accessories color blocked, like a yoga mat or gym towel. If anything, looking cute and color blocked will motivate you to get a fantastic work out.

3. Makeup


This trend is certainly for the risk takers, and if done right, color blocked makeup can look magnificent. If you are a bit hesitant to take part in this trend, then taking it step by step is key. First, start with a bold lip color, such as a vibrant peach or tangerine. Once you’re comfortable with that, add a bold eye color to the mix, such as an aqua blue eye shadow and/or eyeliner. Once that becomes a breeze, add a pop of pink blush. Voila! You now have a color blocked makeup look!

2. Nails


Nail trends change faster than the blink of an eye, but it’s safe to say that this one is here to stay! There are a couple of ways to wear this trend. You can wear several colors on one nail, as pictured above. Another option is to wear one color on one nail, such as yellow. Add another color that compliments yellow to the other four nails, such as purple. Just be sure not to make the look too sixth grade sleepover by adding a different color to each nail.

1. Black and White

Black and White

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The number one color blocking trend is shockingly simple. This is because people want to add some sophistication to their wardrobes, and what’s more sophisticated than pairing black and white together? It’s very hard to wear this trend the wrong way. Everything from peplums to jumpsuits to things on this list can follow this color blocking trend, so add some balance to your colorful wardrobe with black and white!


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