Thursday, August 18, 2011

21 Day Challenge: Day 4 - Colour Blocking




Outfit Details:

top - J.Crew, skirt - Joe Fresh, shoes - Expression (The Bay), necklace - Anthropologie, clutch - Aldo

With the theme from the first three days of the 21 Day Challenge, I feel like I didn't have to reach much. I can attribute most of that to reading other fashion blogs. Seeing others be truly fierce with their style empowers me to be just a bit bolder with my own. Remixing, tucking in and pattern mixing has become pretty much second nature to me.

But I still have my weaknesses. I don't think I'm particularly good at is mixing unexpected colours. I admire other bloggers like Kendi and Rosa who are able to pair unexpected colours flawlessly.

So today's colour blocking challenge left me both excited, yet also a little apprehensive. It's a trend that I love, but have been a bit intimidated to fully embrace in my own style. I could've taken the easy route and gone for one of my colour blocked dresses, but I wanted to push myself. After all, this is supposed to be a challenge!

Colour blocking silhouettes tend to be very clean lined and minimalist, so I decided that I wanted to build an outfit around this skirt. I yanked out about a dozen tops from my closet and started pairing them up -- shades of green, blue, pink, etc. before finally settling on this coral one. I liked the way the colours were similar in tone, but still had a definite contrast. Together, they created the unexpected combination I was craving. The bag, being colour blocked itself, was a no-brainer. As for shoes, I took a cue from the bag and went totally opposite end of the colour wheel.

To pat myself on my own back, I think I did pretty well with this one. (Hopefully, I'm not being delusional.) Bring on the next challenge!

23 comments:

kylenotreallyadude said...

This is my favorite outfit from todays challenge. Oh, and Kendi has the same necklace (in the aqua) today :).

A Daily Checklist said...

I love this! It's so bold and so pretty!

sarah said...

you did a great job. love the look.

Mysterious M said...

holy beautiful. i'm totally jealous.

becoming teacher misty said...

Beautiful! What a perfect purse for color blocking!

Jenn said...

You totally nailed this one!! I wore a very drab outfit and wished I could have come up with something this good. I'm really digging the pictures today and the new picture location.

LatteLove said...

I agree with Jen - you nailed the color blocking! Your shoes complete this look perfectly!

Meredith said...

I am totally coveting your necklace!!!

Cee said...

This is one of my favorite colorblocking color combos. I also liked how you weren't afraid to pair the outfit with a colorful clutch. Bravo!

Carolyn said...

Interesting color combo. I would not have thought to put all those colors togheter. You look great!

jess said...

Wonderful outfit. I love the color of the skirt.

eleanor said...

Ah, I love this! Those colors look great together.

Deb said...

I love this. Good Job!

vintageglammz said...

This is a fabulous colour-blocked outfit. I love it! All the colours (including your shoes and clutch) blend nicely together.

Peggy said...

Your color blocking is sooo purdy! I was afraid of this one too! I think I picked the only 2 solids I have in my entire closet -haha! I'm more of a "prints" gal. Love your photos too!

Roxy said...

You be rockin those shoes girrrfriend.

Roxy @ TSKGS

Kassie said...

My goodness! This may be one of my favorites of the color blocking challenge! Seriously, all of it....so beautiful!!! GREAT JOB!

Tiffany said...

Oooh, this is gorgeous!!! I love these colors!

Mrs. Dork said...

I absolutely love this! You did incredible! The colors are gorgeous and that purse is simply fabulous!

Emily said...

Gorgeous! This is perfection.

Rae said...

These colors popped right off of the link up page, I had to come get a look. Nice job!

Sharon said...

LOVE the way you paired all those colors together for such a stunning visual effect!!

kimmie said...

I love love love all these colors together. and that clutch ties everything together. I'm totally loving this outfit! Makes me wish there were Joe Fresh stores in the US, because I love all the pretty things you get there!

(and new backdrop! I almost didn't realize it was your blog, lol)

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