CHRISTINE SAYS

CHRISTINE SAYS

When color blocking, be careful, because you can definitely go overboard with it.
If you pair bright jeans with a bright top and colorful makeup, that’s just not ok. It’s too much going on and can make you seem rather theatrical. My advice for color blocking is to pair a top and a bottom that complement each other and pair the garments with nude shoes and nude shades of makeup. I have an all-time favorite outfit of mine that I wore this summer; a knee-length fuchsia and red skirt paired with a turquoise silk shirt and nude heels. I added some gold jewelry and simple makeup. Keeping the makeup and jewelry simple brings the attention to the outfit.
During the cooler seasons, it’s ok to add a pop of color if you do it in moderation. I suggest you use warmer tone colors. For example, instead of a bright yellow, use mustard yellow. I love mustard yellows, deep oranges and purples for the fall. They can add the color to your outfit without having that Spring feeling.
While “Bold and bright” is a come and go fad, color blocking is usually really popular during the Spring and Summer time. Just remember, limit the number of bright and bold colors to two pieces of clothing. If you do a top and a bottom, keep the shoes neutral. For the Fall and Winter, it’s OK to add some color, but use warmer, gemstone colors.
So have fun with colors but not too much fun!

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