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.
Tank – August Silk via Macy’s, 2x
Skirt – ASOS Curve, UK 24
Cardigan – KMart
Bracelet – F21
Necklace – My grandma’s
Shoes – Target
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:
How do you feel about color blocking?