Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Bright pops of solid color : color blocking for a bold look
If you thought super bright colors are only for the style challenged, think again.
Strong colors are back, and how !
And don't worry, wearing and carrying off colors has little to do with age, but more to do with your ability to mix colors, textures and shapes to create stunning and unique looks .
Whether you decide to wear one strong color or drum up the courage to try a few unusual combinations , is up to you.
There are really very few rules , the basic ones being- try not to wear more than three colors at once and keep everything else to a minimum , which means neutral accessories, little or no jewelry and 'barely there' make-up.
Don't be afraid to try out rich fabrics , especially if you're wearing just one strong color, think flowy silk chiffons and crepes, glowing satins and tactile crushed velvets depending on the season and occasion. Experimenting with varied tones of the same bright color is clever too.
The bottom line is- the outfit should look great on your shape and skin tone, and should make you feel fabulous. The best part - there is a tonne of stuff that's already lying in your wardrobe that you can put to use for creating these looks.
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