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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Q & A Fashionable Thursday: Fall Color Blocking

Q:  Hi Amanda,
I love the color-blocking trend.  Will it still be popular for fall? If so, how should I put it together? And, what are the rules?
Thank you! I love your blog!
San Diego, CA

A: Hi Sabrina!

That is a GREAT question! The answer is YES. Color-blocking will continue into fall.  The only difference is the intensity of color.  So, all those bright fabulous colors you loved wearing in the summer will need to be dialed down a bit.

Instead of neon colors, you’ll want to use deeper hues. For example:  If you loved neon yellow, use marigold. Instead of hot pink, use magenta – or, even more purple-y tones.  The idea is to stay true to the seasonal color shift the way Mother Nature does.  Here are a few example of fall color-blocking below.

Go with a deep purple pant with a complimentary color like red, even teal to off-set the color. Add a textured handbag and heels to go with it for work or casual-wear.
 Instead of going for bright red, try a deep maroon.  I love the way it's combined with a deep cream tone. This color combination is very soft and feminine. It's even perfect for work!

Overall, the idea is to really take after fall colors - and bring them into your color blocking scheme.  If you make this small color adjustment, you’ll be ahead of the trends for fall 2012 - not to mention, front and center! ;) Have fun with it, Sabrina!

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