If you don’t know what color blocking of clothes is, you’re missing out on the fun of dressing fashionably and achieving a pleasant look. Here is our guide on how to color block clothing outfits without looking horrible. We use the word horrible because when colours that don’t work together are combined, the result is a terrible combo.
What Is The Meaning Of Color Block?
Colour block means a combination of blocks of colours or bold colors. Color blocking in fashion is the act of mixing different colors together to achieve a vibrant and bold look. It mostly involves the act of using bright colors to achieve a pleasant finished look. You’re probably curious to know how to color block clothes or outfits so we’ll be sharing some things to help out.
From personal experience, there are many times you go shopping and end up buying many items of clothing in different colours that you later find out it’s impossible to pair them together. This is because sometimes, you might just see the dresses being sold at cheap prices and you decide to indulge yourself. Then, when it is time to wear them, you notice the problem of a nice combo no matter how beautiful they are. This might simply be because the colour is not amusing enough to me or too bright or could be because it feels rather uncomfortable for me to pair with the present choice of clothes that I’ve got.
When you find yourself in this kind of situation, there are ways you can mix and match the colours easily. Here are some quick tips and rules:
Colour Blocking Rules And Tips
- Don’t mix and match more than two, at most three bold colors in an outfit.
- Don’t mix prints with solid colors. The best combo is to use solid colours to create a nice colour blocked outfits. You can check the color wheel to see which colors go very well together.
- Accessories such as wristwatches, handbags, shoes, belts and the likes can also be used to achieve the colour block effect. So, you aren’t restricted to using clothes alone.
- Pairing neutral colours like greys, navy blues, browns and whites might be your best option with colours like red, green and yellow.
- Be aware of your skin tone when choosing colors as you might find that some colors look really good with your skin than others.
Side Note: Sometimes, one can deviate from the tips and still be able to come up with nice colour blocked outfits. So, you’re welcome to explore as much as you want. Just make sure your outfit doesn’t end up like you were thrown in a bucket of colors.
One thing you get to realize is that color-blocking actually gives you the avenue to pair your clothing in a very unique and time-saving manner. You get to wear all of the clothes that you have bought in a very distinguishing way and you do not need to stack them up in your closet before learning how to colour-block clothes and outfits.
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How To Color Block Clothes
The following ideas should help in your selection of how to color block clothing outfits for different outings, events, or occasions. The three common ways of adding colors in your outfits which are:
- Choosing colors which belong to the same family and adding print or patterns
- Choosing one particular color and adding different tones or shades of the same color.
- Paid different colors with different colour contrasts e.g. pair blue with orange or green color with purple.
There are several color combinations you can try which are shown below.
How To Colour Block Dresses For Work
Colour Combo: Sky blue, Yellow, Orange and multicoloured shoes
Jackets And Blazers
Colour Combo: Yellow, white and light pink
Pattern such as leopard prints and top with multi patterns can look so good as shown in the picture shown above.
How To Colour Block Outfits For School
In order to colour block outfits for school, try decent colours of clothing (not too flashy) such as brown, white, and so on. You can also choose depending on your nature and mood.
This multicoloured outfit above which has colors like red, yellow, lilac, purple and leopard print looks so nice without much flair. It is perfect for a simple day out.
Color Combo: Mustard and Emerald Green
Colour Combo: Royal Blue, Sea Green, Pink and Black
How To Colour Block To Occasions
Colour Combo: Pink, Red and White
Many people make the mistake of buying the same item of clothing but in different colours because they’re trying to avoid buying colours that can not be matched. This increases the number of unnecessary clothes in your wardrobe immensely. Now, with colour blocking of clothes, you don’t need to buy an unnecessarily large number of clothing items again. Start your colour blocking journey today and save yourself more money to be used for other things.
After the pairing and sieving process, the rest of the clothes that you may not likely wear can be given out for charity or sold depending on your choice and intentions. Also, promise yourself never to buy clothes you know you cannot wear, cheap or otherwise. This is a guide on how to color block clothing outfits for different occasions.