Color-blocking is thought of as the exploration of taking colors that are opposites on the color wheel and pairing them together to make interesting and complementary color combinations.
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I spy an anchor detail hiding at the temples! We love the sweetheart neckline color blocked onto this flowy cropped tee. Layer it over a form-fitting tank dress or pair with a high-waisted skirt for a fun date night look. Hit the town in style with this bold, trendy clutch made from vegan leather. It was love at first sight with this amazingly hot shirt dress yeah, we just said that. This neon-safari look is inspiring us to fill our closets with more olive and hot pink pieces.
The combo of turquoise suede with shiny patent leather and natural leather makes a near perfect trio. The slouchy shoulder hem makes this chunky cable knit look almost too cozy. Well this strapless diddy will definitely change their tunes. The neon geometric color blocks will accentuate your figure in all the right places. Cast away the threat of a bright red nose with this awesome oversized floppy hat.
A must-have accessory for trips to the beach or anywhere the sun is shining bright. Gold pyramid studs separate neon enamel color blocks in this vibrant bangle. Will no doubt pair perfectly with any of these decked out DIY bracelets! The little black dress officially has a rival. The jaw-dropping detail on this stunning cocktail dress has to be the curved black color block that wraps the bodice into a sexy racerback. From the front, these skinny jeans give the illusion of an edgy tuxedo pant.
Dress it up with a dark chiffon blouse or flaunt the zipper detail on each hip with a hot crop top. Layers of shiny nude and periwinkle will dress up any outfit from a frilly sundress to metallic leggings. We love the uneven pattern of this color block tube necklace. It might be the perfect accessory to punch up a plain white t-shirt this summer. The leather tuxedo collar on this dress is absolutely to die for. Emerald panels give the perfect amount of flair to this elegant get up.
These beautiful totes are handmade in the USA with wool and vegetable dyed leather. The zig zag stitching along each panel is perfectly understated.
Literally take a plunge with this risky romper. The scoop neck is no match for the plunging back, while the pleated shorts flow from the waist like a full, flirty skirt. The classic nude heel is given a disco twist. The beauty of this sunset colored bikini top bustier is that it can be paired with so many complementary bottoms.
Beach babes — rock it with a black strappy bottom and party girls — toss it on with a high-waisted circle skirt. Was the fanny pack ever really considered cool?
Nevermind the simple shape, it takes some cool confidence to pull of this tropical colored shift dress. Try it with a pair of worn-in Docs and a turban headband to give it a bit of street style edge.
These wonderfully wacky shorts make a great summer statement. We love how these sporty bottoms look with a pair of wedge sneakers. These casual kicks are nothing but beach bound. This simple micro-pleated dress is just waiting to be accessorized.
Jazz it up with a metallic skinny belt and a Peter Pan collar necklace. If you want to get adventurous, choose colors from opposite ends of the rainbow. For example, blue with orange.
Or red with purple. This one is tricky, so be careful how you mix these very opposite colors! A good rule of thumb is to choose a saturated color and block it with a softer shade of the opposite color instead of 2 bright rich opposites. Unless you are trying to replicate the s. A perfect example from the color chart above would be Lapis Blue bright with opposite Pale Dogwood soft or muted. These are the two color blocking outfits they posted on the Member Facebook Group for feedback.
Their looks are spot on! I personally think that what makes these outfits so successful is that they stuck with two colors and layered their outfits with accessories that reinforce their color choices, like the scarf and handbags. Now that you have some guidance on how to color block, give it a try and post your looks in our Facebook group or on Instagram, hashtag 40plusstyle. Want to get very detailed guidance on color and finding your best neutrals and color palette?
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Colour Block Shell ($60): This top’s simple pattern makes it a great option for color blocking beginners. We love how the curved lines make the hot pink panel’s shape feel fluid instead of chunky. You know color blocking is in, but how do you execute the perfect color block outfit? Check out our guide at Refinery There was a time in recent style history when color was as big a factor. Get all the color inspiration you can handle in these photos, and then see what clever combos are hiding in your own closet. Begin Slideshow Fall Color Combination Street Style Color Blocking.