Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring Colorblocking: Orange and Blue




Spring Colorblocking: Orange and Blue



Colorblocking is not for the faint at heart. Especially when colorblocking two bold colors and two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. Style Servings blog gave me the idea to colorblock my orange and blue when I saw her post Style Ingredients: New Ways to Wear Red. The last picture on her post gave me the boost of confidence that I could totally pull of the mix of orange and blue.

Okay so her post was on reds and not oranges but I figured red and orange are close together and that my Ann Taylor coat pretty close to a red color that I could still work this look. Like many other woman I'm not totally secure with going TOTALLY out there like the bold woman above. So to keep it looking down to earth and not totally crazy I used some of the basics like a neutral top and accessories.







Coat and Sweater: Ann Taylor
Jeans: H&M
Shoes: Nine West
Bag: c/o Remi & Emmy
Ring: H&M

above photos taken by Brian Cavanaugh

I used my floral Nine West kitten heels to help tie in the colors but if you don't have floral pair of shoes a nude heel would work just perfectly. Nudes and neutrals are always key in tieing separate pieces together. They also help keep the outfit looking toned down. Since this look is bold and holds it own keep jewelry minimal. A big statement piece like my rock ring from H&M works but remember to just keep the overall look basic.

Would you try and pull this look off?

40 comments:

  1. Very cute! Orange and blue is a great color combo :)

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  2. I love the color of your jeans! Color blocking is definitely one of my favorite trends.

    xo Jo

    http://whiterosesandcoffee.blogspot.ca/

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  3. The bag was from Forever21?! Why do I always miss these great bags they have?!

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com

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  4. You colour block so well, love the jeans!

    Carmen Ri.

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  5. Great jeans dear, love the color :)

    www.coffeecreamandthecaffeine.blogspot.com

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  6. Great style dear! You looks so cool!!!

    xoxo from München
    La Vie Quotidienne
    www.laviequo.com

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  7. Wonderful outfit! Great color combo... I agree Orange and Blue for this spring! And your shoes are too cute :D

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  8. what an amazing coat!!! ive never thought of mint and orange together, but you look absolutely wonderful :D love the combo :D

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  9. love that jacket.. you look fab..
    love
    megha
    http://meghafashionista.blogspot.com

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  10. Yes! I love color blocking with fun, bright colors!! Perfect for spring

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  11. I love the jacket, and off course your blog :)

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  13. GREAT outfit!! love the colour of the pants, simply amazing!
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  14. loooooooooove the colour of the coat!

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  15. I def would try this, I love how you paired the color of the coat with that bright pop of blue. Def. attracts the eye and you look so bold and fun!

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  17. those are the cutest kitten heels!

    Sunnie
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  18. I love your color combo. I think you did a fabulous job.

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  19. i LOVE the way you chose to color block :) orange blue is a combination I've never really though of but now that i see how flawlessly you've pulled it off, its a combination I'm going to HAVE to try.

    xoxo,
    tiana of l'esthetique

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  20. Love your color blocking, my two favorite pops of color in one outfit.

    http://www.designers-artists.com

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  21. Great color blocking!

    I'm glad our post helped you out!
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  22. Omg, such a great outfit! Those pants are amazing.

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  23. I think you did great at colour blocking. The original picture that you used as your inspiration was really well put together too. As long as your confident and stick to 2/3 colours paired with neutrals, as you have, then you can make it work.

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  24. love the colors! Elisa Nalin has a great style!

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    Giuseppe

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  25. Great color blocking, love the color of your jeans!
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  26. i´m happy with this blog every time better.

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  27. very cool colour combination!

    xx, Sabinna and David
    Broken Cookies

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  28. Beautiful color combination. Very cheerful and perfect for summer.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  29. Perfect colours put together, you look lovely! x

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  30. I love your attempt at colour-blocking! I think you're a great example of doing this trend right. the pants and coat are just enough bright <3 perfect ensemble!

    metallicpaws.blogspot.com

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  31. totally stunning-*
    love your clock blocking!

    PinkbowIcecream

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  32. I really love orange and blue together as well! So cute :)

    www.stylingmylife.com

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    1. oh i love it! the colors are great.

      www.beckspick.com

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  33. i so love the colors ;) look great on you ;) follow each other ? ;)

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  34. Thanks for your comment!

    xx

    http://waiting-for-coco.blogspot.de/

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  35. Loving your take on this look!! The coat looks beautiful on you!! X

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