How to color block your outfit

If you love color as much as I do, I’m sure you sometimes come across the issue of knowing what colors do/don’t look good together – especially when you try to combine 3+ colors. Color blocking is essentially mixing a palette of solid colors that compliment each other into an outfit. Typically, each piece is a different color. The best way I accomplish this look is by generally knowing what colors look good together, trial and error or a happy accident.

For this look, I had laundry on my bed and my green blouse and yellow pant were next to each other. I thought, “Hm, that could be a good color combo.” I tried it on and it looked great. Next up were shoes. I tried on a few safe colors like black and tan, but then I tried on my coral pair and it looked great. I finished the look with a white cross body bag.

Bright outfit idea

Zara yellow pant

Photography: THEORY

SHOP THE LOOK

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Forever 21 Boxy Pocket Shirt • Forever 21 • $14.90

Urban Renewal Remnants Linen Pin-Up Pant • Urban Renewal Vintage • $59

Ann taylor Ann Taylor Nicole Suede Block Heel Sandals • Ann Taylor • $80–128

Vince Camuto Aylif Leather Crossbody Bag • Vince Camuto • $69.97

-Happy Styling-

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One top, two bridal showers

Wedding season doesn’t mean just being a guest. If in a bridal party, there are other kinds of events you need to attend. I’ve already attended two this summer and needless to say I’ve had to get a little creative with the outfits. Today I’m talking about different styling tips to make the same piece of clothing not seem so much like a repeat:

Wear your hair differently

For the looks I styled, I wore one with my hair in a high bun and the other with it down

Choose different accessories

Different jewelry, shoes and handbags can make all the difference

Switch up your makeup

A bold lip can refresh your re-worn piece

Style the piece in a different way

For the top I styled I switched the tie in front to the back, and bunched up the long sleeves to be faux short sleeves

Style it with a different pairing

All too often I see repeated outfits with the same top/bottom combo. Switch up your combos by pairing the piece with a different style top or bottom. For my look I paired the top with a mini skirt and then a midi skirt. I can’t wait to style the top with a wide leg pant, too!

bridal shower outfit ideas

Bridal shower outfit idea

Light gray handbag

Zara green satin skirt

Forever 21 floral top

Summer bridal shower outfit

Floral blouse

Zara green midi skirt

SHOP THE LOOK 

womens summer outfits

FOREVER 21+ Contemporary Floral Blouse • Forever 21 • $17.90

Grey Criss Cross Detail Faux Suede Mini Skirt • Missguided • $51

H&M Bag • H&M • $49.99

Women’s Steve Madden Cache Sandal • Steve Madden • $69.95

DANIELA BIZZI Knee length skirts • $84

Reed Krakoff Mini Standard Shoulder Bag • Reed Krakoff • $136.50

Steven By Steve Madden Vanya Sandal • $69.97

-Happy Styling-

Off the shoulder + kick flares

I love it when local bloggers are able to get together and mingle [especially when food is involved]. The lovely Candace from Live Love and Read put together a night of bloggers+tacos at the Kitchen Columbus last night and of course I used the opportunity for a photo opp.

I have purchased a few items from Zara over the years but would always end up returning due to fit. This off the shoulder crop top is the first purchase I made that I actually kept. I love the tops unique print and style. I paired the top with Mango high waisted kick flare jeans and simple black sandals.

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Shop off the shoulder crops and kick flares below!

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Glamorous Crochet What’s Up Hello Crop Top • Glamorous • $38

Cheap Monday Drift High Rise Skinny Ankle Kick Jeans • Cheap Monday • $90

Delilah tie-up sandals • $48

 

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endless rose Woven Short Sleeve Top • Endless Rose • $83

Express Womens Cropped Kick Flare Pants Black 00 • Express • $41.94

Stuart Weitzman Nearlynude Color Block Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals – 100% Bloomingdale’s Exclusive • Stuart Weitzman • $398

 

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FOREVER 21 Floral Off-the-Shoulder Top • Forever 21 • $15.90

H&M – Kick Flare Ankle Jeans – Dark gray melange – Ladies • H&M • $12.99–29.99

Bandolino Sages • Bandolino • $40.99–55.99

-Happy Styling