Thursday, August 18, 2011
21 Day Challenge: Day 4 - Colour Blocking
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!