This spring is all about hot colors! Don’t be intimidated by these intense colors! There are many ways to incorporate color into your wardrobe without going all the way. The easy solution to nodding to the trend is through accessories. We think that’s a great idea, but here at SB, we’re all about fabrics so we’re looking a bit beyond “hardware”.
First, a few definitions…this is how we are using color adjectives this spring.
Neon: High color with lots of highlight—close to fluorescent.
Vivid: Brilliant and bold.
Dynamic: Deeply saturated colors
Generically we can call these “brights”. The fashion industry has gone over the top with fully saturated color this season. It’s fun, it’s happy and if everyone is wearing bright color, you blend right in!
There are wonderful ideas out in the marketplace for colorblocking this season. I’ve been trying to gather some photos for inspiration on my Pinterest board. Most colorblocked garments have simple silhouettes so that the delineation between the fabrics is crisp and uncompromised by excess seaming. Successful color blocking requires that all the fabrics are about the same weight and have very similar properties. The ideal especially for a first attempt is to choose two identical fabrics in different colors.