Five Take: Color Blocking

This week for Five Take our challenge was color blocking. Now, I love color and wear lots of it but I tend to “ground” my brightly colored outfits with black or a print. Color blocking is all about big, bold blocks of color and since this is me – I had to go bright.

Color blocking has been around for a couple of seasons, but it seems to be gaining steam. You’ll be seeing more from me, for sure.

First problem – my closet looks like this:

Sorry for the awful cell phone picture but trust me – it has only gotten worse. With my clothes packed in boxes, in bags for Goodwill or in Texas (I left a big suitcase) my options are lacking. I’ve probably whined about it on Twitter already. ;)

Determined to keep with my bright theme, I picked out a few things and built from there. Starting with the floaty ASOS skirts, because I own a few (cough). Two pink-y tones, throw in some teal and we’re in business.

Five Take: Color Blocking

Tank – August Silk via Macy’s, 2x
Skirt – ASOS Curve, UK 24
Cardigan – KMart
Bracelet – F21
Necklace – My grandma’s
Shoes – Target

Five Take: Color Blocking

Five Take: Color Blocking

Five Take: Color Blocking

Five Take: Color Blocking

Five Take: Color Blocking

I confess that I only wore the cardigan for an extra “block” of color. Most of the day I went without. I should probably start wearing sunscreen if this is going to be a habit. My pasty white skin + sun = pain of the lobster red variety.

Sunday was my “last” big holiday with my family at home. The guilt trips have begun! I keep joking that if it is the “last”, are they saying that I can’t visit? Harsh times.

Hope you had a Happy Easter/great weekend!

Visit the others to see how they did color blocking:

Claire – A Monkey Fatshionista
Rebecca – The Plus Side of Me
Gina – Fat Fit Fine
Becky – The Ramblings of Mrs BeBe

How do you feel about color blocking?

18 Comment

  1. Meg says: Reply

    I love the way it looks on others, but I don’t think it ever looks good on me, at least not the way I’ve attempted it in the past. Your outfit is great! The way your lip gloss matches your tank top rocks. :-) …and all the teal… so happy and pop-y!

    1. Nicole says: Reply

      Thanks Meg! I’ve had similar feelings about color blocking and other trends on myself but keep trying anyway. I’m sure you looked great!

  2. Sarah says: Reply

    Love the colours! I grinned when I saw you as I wore the same colours, in the same combination just last week. They obv work well together!

    1. Nicole says: Reply

      Great minds think a like!

  3. I love the addition of teal so much! Pink and teal – who would have thought? Not me. I’m such a big fan of teal.

    Happy Easter! And good luck with the big move.

    1. Nicole says: Reply

      Thanks Michelle! Many shades of pink work really great with teal. I love red and teal too! Teal and orange…

      My favorite color combination for a long, long time was teal, a dark magenta and dark grey. It just looked amazing to me, ha ha.

  4. Laura says: Reply

    You cardigan makes me fall in love with teal all over again! You look stunning! I also very much love that the pattern of you shirt resembles that of your shoes ♥

    1. Nicole says: Reply

      Thank you Laura!

      The patterning was a happy accident. I don’t own too many pairs of fun colored shoes. Which needs to be remedied ASAP.

  5. I absolutely LOVE your colour concept, you look fantastic!

    1. Nicole says: Reply

      Thank you Katha!

  6. Whoa, I LOVE this. I don’t usually dig colorblocking, but I like the way you played with pattern a bit, too, in the shoes & the top of the shirt, & pulled two of the colors together in the shoes & the bracelet, even without the cardigan. I think this makes it feel a bit more grounded, like I would do with black or brown, so the whole outfit feels cohesive. Awesome job!

    1. Nicole says: Reply


      I was trying realllllly hard to avoid black. The black waistband on the skirt was almost a deal breaker but the top was too long to leave untucked. That’s my story, anyway.

  7. I love this! It is pure summer! You look fab x

    1. Nicole says: Reply

      Thank you Lolly!

  8. I love this outfit! Its the epitome of colour blocking. I really like this trend.

    1. Nicole says: Reply

      Thanks Claire! I’m pretty much onboard with anything that involves lots of color. Ha ha.

  9. Courtney says: Reply

    <3 <3 <3 this! I'd say I love the skirt and the shoes but I just love every bit of this outfit. It's so colorful!

    1. Nicole says: Reply

      Thank you Courtney!

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