Thursday, August 2, 2012's Fall 2012: Color Blocking

Lisa and I are embarking on a series of examining the fall trends that we love, and how to wear them and insert them into your wardrobe.  We hope these posts help you wade through the myriad of trend choices presented each season!

First up is a favorite of mine: color blocking.  The technic of color blocking is when different solid color fabrics are sewn/knit together to make one garment.  Working a color blocked piece into your wardrobe is pretty easy; you usually want to pair the piece with something neutral and solid (black pants, jeans, etc.).  I will definitely be picking up at least one color blocked item for this fall/winter.  The question is: which one?

The fantasy starts here, with this Boy. by Band of Outsiders color-block sweater.  And, a fantasy it shall remain as the price of it is way too high to even discuss.  But, I love it and had to share.  For my non-model-oridinary-life, I would have put it over black skinny jeans or pants and black booties.  Love.
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In the 'more reasonable' category, this Vince color block sweater is great, and I can totally imagine it over my leather leggings (leather, another fall topic we'll be discussing...stay tuned) and pointy-toe pumps.
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For a great budget-find, this Gap color block boatneck pullover is an easy addition to anyone's closet at $49.95.  And, it comes in 3 other color-ways too!
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Color blocking works well on dresses as well.  This dress from W by Worth is nipped in at the waist to give you a curve even with the boxy blocking. I can see it paired with black, opaque tights and heeled black suede booties.
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The side color blocking on this Tinley Road dress makes anyone look like they have an hour-glass figure.  And, at $68, it's a steal!
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I've seen a number of blouses with some color blocking details on them, but fall in love with this Equipment one.  How great would this work with jeans?
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Finally, if you don't feel like you want to go out and purchase a new piece, check out these 'faux' color blocking ideas below.  Add a vibrant turtleneck under a sheath dress, pair bold shoes and top with neutral pants, or go all black and add a pop in a skirt or earring.  Let us know what you end up deciding! ~ JH

W2WW: Color-blocking at Home

The Row sleeveless dress
$1,025 -

Chloé turtleneck sweater
$790 -

Majestic long sleeve top
$61 -

$235 -

Mango crochet pants
$55 -

Fogal opaque tight

Cole haan boots

Zip bag

Gucci clutch
$775 -

Alkemie cuff jewelry

Kendra scott jewelry

Oversized earrings

1 comment:

  1. Love the teal turtleneck under the black sheath. I have two WW dresses that would have a whole new look if I tried this. Thanks for the suggestion!