When first learning the fine art of "what color goes with what?" figuring out how to incorporate color is one of the first lessons. But what we are usually taught first is to always make sure to match a bold color with a neutral color to tone down the look. Hmm, easy enough right? Wrong. This in turn creates a whole deal of people always terrified of matching colors together and constantly on their toes when putting their daily ootd's together. But what if crimson, forest green, mustard yellow, and violet are just better versions of black, gray, white, and tan?
I would happily lay out all the "pair this with that" rules for you, but unfortunately, those rule no longer apply.. and I am totally okay with that. Here are Mai favorite color blocking tips for you:
- I always aim to find two (or three or four) shades that clash and contrast just enough so that every outfit looks intentional, thoughtful, and screw-the-rules cool. Mmhmm, time to be the cool girl that you always wanted to be.
- Featuring a swirl of rich hues in a streamlined silhouette (like Mai Maxi dress), the frock is sophisticated yet impossibly sweet. How perfect for those upcoming weddings or fall brunches, right?
What are your fav color blocking combinations? Leave a comment below!
Dress: Jill Stuart
Heels: Brian Atwood
Earrings: Tiffany & Co.