Thursday, April 26, 2012

How to Colorblock with Accessories

Colorblocking isn’t just about the clothes. By now, we’re well into spring 2012 and certainly most wardrobes are bursting with bright hues, ready to fully embrace the color-block trend dominating fashion this season. Not everyone is ready to recklessly abandon long-established fashion norms and throw together any and every color combination head-to-toe, but want to tastefully and perhaps less obviously adopt the fad.

If you have some of the basic pieces to color-block your wardrobe, you can easily create a completely colorblocked outfit using subtle crystal accessories. The best advice for incorporating accessories into this look is to think: one pop of color on top or bottom, accented with different, but complementary colorblocked jewelry - a necklace, earrings or bangles. Or all 3.

A few easy ways to use colorful crystal jewelry to accent your color-block wardrobe basics:

  • Bold, above-the-knee straight skirt in a neon with a white top and gorgeous colored crystal earrings in a different, but complementary color.
  • Monochromatic, neutral outfit with bold heels and bright, crystal Swarovski earrings and stacked beaded bracelets in a variety of colors.
    • Make sure your heels and earrings are two different, but bright colors.
  • Yellow, or any bright colored skinny jeans with a white or beige flowy top. Wear crystal bead bracelets on both wrists in multiple colors and a bright pop of green crystal studs in your ears to complete your colorblock.
  • Fire engine red, or any bold solid colored dress, bright turquoise pumps or colored wedges with dangling Swarovski crystal earrings in yellow.
  • White skinny jeans, a hot pink tunic and blue Chelsea Taylor earrings.
  • Your own creation! The options are endless as long as you keep in mind color pairing and how much is too much. Always try and limit your colorblocking to 2/3 of your outfit – if you’re doing a crazy colored skirt, bright top and bold shoes, choose really simple clear crystal jewelry.

Below are a few of our personal favorite color combinations:

  • Hot pink & bright red
  • Turquoise & green
  • Yellow & orange
  • Coral & bright blue
  • Robin’s egg blue & light pink
  • Mint & magenta
  • Neon yellow & bright blue
  • Cobalt blue & red (risky, but worth it!)
  • A dark shade of one color & a light shade of that same color for an ombre and less obvious colorblocking block. (We love blues or pinks!)

If you’re wearing a completely color-blocked outfit, keep your accessories in neutral colors – don’t want to overdo it!

Remember when polishing off your outfits this spring and summer 2012, come back to Blush Jewelry for our gorgeous, high quality wholesale Swarovski crystal jewelry.

What’s your favorite way to color-block? What colors do you love to see together? Comment below!

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