Color Blocking Blog

Color Blocking Blog

Color Blocking  

Coll_head-shotMusings from Colleen on a forever trend.

It’s been around awhile, but instead of fading out, color blocking has exploded on the spring scene in new and innovative ways. I have been seeing some very different interpretations at RTW and from celebs at various photo-op galas. These photos are from Pinterest.



Leafing through the Macy’s catalog recently I came across a jacket and pants pairing from Michael Kors, which I found very arresting.  It was one of those outfits you see every once in awhile that really strikes a chord…




Both pieces were color blocked in black and white, which in itself is striking, but what really set it apart is HOW it was color blocked.  The front pieces of the jacket and pants were white, both back pieces were black. The sleeves of the jacket were black.  The pants pocket opening slits are on the dividing color seam line.  The overall look is simple but so striking.

The jacket link

The pants link



Right now SB has a good pairing for this pieced color block look:

Balance in parchment and Casual Club in black


The other color block concept which seem so yummy to me this spring is pairing up solid separates in hot hues. This look can be worn by everyone in some fashion.  Photos below are from Pinterest.


yIf If you look good in brights you can mix up solid bright pieces together for a very fun look or you can keep the body in quiet/soft tones and wear bright accent  accessories like a pair of hot color shoes or a bright belt, scarf, hat, or carry a hot summer color bag. However you do it, its hot summer fun fashion!

On Pinterest, I have been pinning a lot to our Color blocking board, you may find some inspiration there!

Color blocking works best with compatible fabrications.  Here are some suggestions from our current offerings.

San Jose from the Back Room






Tee Time                                                                           

Tee Time Group















We recently did a Color Block blog with Burda Style. Together we chose Vivaldi matched with Tee Time.

Tee Time with Vivaldi
Tee Time with Vivaldi


If you have an idea for a great color block team in our store offerings, we will be glad to help you in determining weights and fiber contents for compatibility. Just give us a call or shoot us an email and and ask for one of our fabric specialists! … Send us your ideas for color blocking using our current fabrics… who knows, we might choose someone to receive a $15 gift certificate from SBDF!


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