Color blocking is the Hottest Spring 2011 trend

 


Color.

It has never looked so appealing.

So bold.

Dramatic.

Vivid.

Unapologetic.

And a bit fierce.

Reasons to wear color?

It will give your wardrobe an instant update
They were all over the runways from Prada to Marc Jacobs to Fendi and are currently splashed across retailers like Zara, H&M, and Top Shop.
Its adorning celebs like Katy Perry wearing Ma-jor color on the March cover of Elle.
It is visually gratifying,
It draws attention. That is, if you can handle the attention.

Katy Perry

Where to find inspiration?

Consider the contrasting panels of Piet Mondrian.
What if Andy Warhol was a fashion designer?
Look at your garden. Peonies are out.
A box of Crayola crayons.
Pair red with orange. Orange with green. Red with blue.
Go ahead and give it a try.
Strategically -placed shades on dresses are figure flattering while blocking out the not so flattering parts.

Gucci

Are you ready to inject some color into your wardrobe?
I am pining for the Gucci jumpsuit in the Saks windows.
The YSL orange blouse.
The wide-leg trousers by Reem Acra,
The halter dress by H&M.
The purple J Brand Jeans.

Prada

If you need to play it safe, here are easy ways to play this trend.
Orange Pop nail polish, traffic sign bright yellow belt, or bold red-hot shoes. Or wear a bright bag the hook of your arm.

LV cluches

Jump on this trend while its hot, and let your true colors shine through!