With 220 pins and counting, my Color Pairing Inspiration Pinterest board is one of my favorites to expand and explore. As the days get shorter and darker, I find myself downshifting to subdued neutrals even though I know that wearing color will lift my spirits. So I’ve been roaming around this board and Pinterest at large seeking out colorful inspiration. I’d be willing to bet that many of you could use some colorful inspiration, too, as the days dim down. And even you Southern Hemi folks might be seeking some bold, bright new dressing ideas! So here are a few of my recent faves:
Originally posted 2013-11-06 06:23:52.
When I first became aware of fashion trends, they were irritatingly fleeting. Back then, you needed to identify a trend, procure the item in question, wear it for the appropriate amount of time (anywhere from a couple of weeks to a few months), and then discard it. The discarding step was essential to sanctioned fashion trend participation. If you continued to wear a trendy item beyond its trend window, you became the subject of much behind-the-hand snickering.
Oh, how times have changed.
And for the better! Trends still cycle in and out, but they do so on a much longer timeline. Style mavens, celebs, and fashionistas can be seen wearing trendy items years after they were introduced and marketed. Trends stick around longer, can be interpreted in many ways, and encompass a huge variety of items and styles.
Originally posted 2013-04-24 06:41:03.
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:
Originally posted 2012-07-10 06:04:49.