I like to choose colors close together on the color wheel (remember the whole ROYGBV in art class)? For example, try a turquoise top with cobalt blue jeans. I also love to pair shades of the same color together, ie, a red top with a pink pencil skirt. Remember, opposites attract!
What's the fashion industry's take on it?
The fashion industry's a fan of color blocking, just keep in mind these simple rules: 1. Stick with two colors. No one ever said Rainbow Bright was a style icon! Work with the hues that work for you. 2. Solids never steer you wrong. A big mistake most people make is mixing colorblocking and prints! 3. Shoes are important, but too much color is overkill. Keeping in mind the "less is more" rule when it comes to finishing off the details of your very well-put-together colorblocking ensemble, it's best to stay with nudes and black shoes.
How would you use jewelry to create a colorblocked look?
Define your palette and let your colored jewelry be the accent of your outfit. Choose a shade from either your top or bottom to accentuate the colorblocking trend further. For example, a red blouse, dark purple jeans, and pink earrings work well together. The same red top and purple jeans could easily be paired with violet or plum accessories too. It's your call - have fun with it!
Where would you wear a colorblocked look?
I think there's plenty of times to try colorblocking! At the office, spruce up your work ensemble with a colored slack or pencil skirt. Date night or an evening out with the girls is also the perfect occasion.
How do you use jewelry to build the look?
I think big, bold jewelry balanced with gold or silver really creates a beautiful harmony with a colorblocked outfit.