Revel in This Season’s Tri-Color Trend!
The dog days of summer are upon us, with the sultriest days of the season ahead. And if you’re looking to add some extra sizzle to your looks to rival the high heat outdoors, this is the perfect time to incorporate this season’s hot color-blocking trend into your wardrobe.
Sure, it may not be a new concept in the fashion world, but the color-blocking trend—the combining of three or more colors that both complement and support each other—is back with such a bang this season that you can’t overlook it.
This summer designers like Donna Karan, Phillip Lim and Carolina Herrera have joined the (block) party. From crafting vibrant-colored garments that can be perfectly mixed and matched together to producing individual pieces and accessories that create the color-block effect for you, they’ve embraced the tri-color trend in a big way this season.
And if you’re looking for eye-catching examples of the color-block effect, just open up the latest issue of Us Weekly and OK! Magazine. This summer, style-savvy celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry and Jessica Alba have been snapped taking fashion-forward risks and experimenting with fun color combinations like hot pink, emerald green and tangerine.
So if you’re ready to block out in sizzling style this summer, here are some ways to help you master the tri-color trend:
Accessory to Style
Not one to “go bold or go home” when it comes to taking fashion risks? Well, you can still embrace the color-block trend without committing to a full outfit of three haute hues. From combining a few colors to your nail palette to wearing three colorful bangles or a color-blocked pair of shoes, you can still take small steps to stand out in style. And here’s an easy way to incorporate the trend into your makeup: Stila’s user-friendly eye shadow trio provides a base color, one for the crease and one that you can use as an eyeliner.
Cheat the System
If you’re hoping to integrate the color-block trend into your wardrobe without worrying about which hues to pair together, you’re in luck! Designers like Marc Jacobs and Alberta Ferretti have made it easy for you to look like a real fashionsta by creating individual pieces, like color-blocked dresses, that do all the work for you. Simply pick one that flatters your skin tone and personal style.
It’s All Complementary!
To create a harmonious look when color-blocking with separates, mix different hues of the same color – think turquoise, sky blue and navy or pale pink, bright pink and fuchsia. And, if you’re going with bolder colors, make sure to keep warmer tones like orange and red together. And make sure to go for a neutral-toned shoe and accessories to keep it simple.
If you’re ready to take your style up a notch, why not start mixing different shades together? Combinations like cobalt blue, yellow and orange or chocolate brown, pink and peach don’t just look great together, but they can help brighten a room. Just remember that hues opposite each other on the color wheel are the ones that usually complement each other best.
No matter how you choose to incorporate this summer’s scorching triple-tint trend into your wardrobe, don’t be afraid to mix up your wardrobe with blocks of color and have fun with it.
Tom Castañeda is a creative writer, blogger, and award-winning broadcast journalist who has worked at Architectural Digest, In Touch Weekly, and Latina – a fashion, beauty, and lifestyle magazine for today’s bi-cultural Latina woman. Throughout his career in publishing, Tom has planned and executed numerous celebrity, fashion, and beauty programs throughout the country, including fashion shows, and shopping events for brands like Bloomingdale’s, Chanel, Mikimoto, David Yurman, Givenchy, Armani Fragrances, Macy’s, Southpole Collection, and more. Additionally, Tom has drawn on his strong journalism background to create various print, online, and video reports on various subjects, including fashion and beauty.