Color blocking

12 Apr

{ daily outfit: }

Daily outfit and style tip, wearing violet dress, red tights, aqua cardigan
Now that’s a lot of color

I realized I had a presentation the day after doing my nails. In pink camo. What’s a girl to do but distract them with a bright violet dress? It must have worked, not a peep was said about the fingernails. I admit I have a reputation for colorful outfits at work. It’s hard not to notice an explosion of color walking by in a sea of corporate-appropriate garb.

Daily outfit and style tip, wearing violet dress, red tights, aqua cardigan
What pink camo nails?

To be fair, there’s a lot more personal style exhibited these days at work. I had nothing to do with it, I swear, but I do appreciate it. It’s refreshing to see men and women at work be comfortable enough to express themselves through fashion.

{ style tip: }

When color blocking, keep any unnecessary flourishes to a minimum. Accessories can be bold as long as they’re simple. Keep in mind that the bright colors are providing a lot of impact, your outfit doesn’t require much else.

{ deets: }

Bright violet jersey dress/Nordstrom’s, scarlet tights/We Love Colors, aqua cardigan/Bloomingdale’s, black slouchy boots/Funky Monkey, necklace/Alexis Bittar.


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  1. Fashnlvr

    April 12, 2011 at 8:26 am

    I love your colorblocking! I find myself doing alot of it these days. You are right about keeping it minimal on the accessories. Love that you paired violet with red!
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  2. two birds

    April 12, 2011 at 8:32 am

    great pointers! i love your outfit…that first picture of you is absolutely beautiful!
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  3. Collette Osuna

    April 12, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Great outfit with great color blocking….I would have had a hard time listening to you, lol….you look amazing !!! Go girl!
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  4. Gracey at Fashion For Giants

    April 12, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Absolutely amazing. I think this might be my favorite color blocking I’ve seen on a blogger yet.
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  5. Bella Q

    April 12, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    You could teach a master class in color blocking- you look amazing- colorful and full of life- the colors you’ve picked work so well together and are perfect harbingers of spring! xo. -Bella Q
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  6. Milena

    April 12, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    love your outfit! one of my goals for this year is to “find” my fashion style..will keep checking your blog for tips! :)

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  7. brett

    April 12, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Cute look and great advice
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  8. Ofelia

    April 12, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    The color combinations are smooth and very professional at the same time!
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    April 12, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Love the bright colors! Wish I could see your nails.
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  10. The Fashion Buzz

    April 12, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    I love your colour block outfit. A great combination, I would never have thought of combining these pieces.
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  11. Lee Oliveira

    April 12, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Colour blocking is what a good photographer likes to see.. If i see you on the street like that I would be stalking you until I get your pic.
    Ps. I am so sorry if I haven’t been able to read your blog lately.. I was on holiday.. but I am back now!
    Lee x
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  12. Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby

    April 13, 2011 at 4:31 am

    you are too gorgeous, my dear. i always have this stupid rule that says my outfit can not contain more than three colors, but this i must try :) and this makes me excited that i may be soon able to wear my own clothes to work (universal makes us wear a uniform. a uniform that looks like we’re all bowlers. it’s quite sad.) and maybe even a little camo nail polish. ;)
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  13. Arash Mazinani

    April 13, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Great style tip I think you make a really good point. I also love the colours you’ve used in the colour blocking it does create a really strong impact.

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    April 16, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Love the colour blocking here. You look wonderful and I love the blue and fuchsia.
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