Posts Tagged: blue

Color Blocking Shortcuts

how to color block

Oh, color blocking. You are a concept that has been floating around the fashion world for several years now, making many of us scratch our heads in confusion. You sound so simple! I mean, isn’t color blocking just wearing multiple swaths of solid color? Can’t I throw on a cobalt top and red pants and say I’ve color blocked?

Well, yes. But it helps to use a few shortcuts to make such outfits feel more finished. Sometimes a pink tank top and an orange skirt may look “mismatched” instead of “color blocked.” Here are a few shortcuts to successful color blocking: read more

Originally posted 2012-07-10 06:04:49.

Gracey Wears: Warm Colors

No, not those warm colors.  I’m talking about clothes that are warm and are a color, instead of the usual winter black:

gracey the giant in LOFT pants, cashmere sweater & wool printed scarf

gracey the giant in LOFT pants, cashmere sweater, wool scarf & Franco Sarto boots 2

Although, I guess technically the sweater counts as one of those warm colors as well.

On Friday, which is when I wore this, it was freezing here in Pittsburgh and made even colder by the wind.  And all I could think to wear was layers of black.  Because it seems that all my warmest clothes are black and gray.

But, I didn’t want to wear black and gray.  I wanted to wear color.  Of course, I also wanted to be warm.  So I dug out a bright cashmere sweater and paired it with some non-black pants: read more