I’m a big fan of adding color to my wardrobe to perk up my look during the dreary winter months. One of my favorite ways to do that is to wear a color-blocked sweater. This orange, ribbed, zigzag knit by Vince Camuto is my new favorite. I love the colors (so in at the moment) and the way the triangular blocks help curve out a gorgeous figure.
These lovely knits are vibrant, modern, and they can turn an average outfit into something really fab. Color blocking is not new, but it has evolved over the last few seasons. So, if you wrote it off in the past as too busy or loud, be sure to take another look. Here’s what’s new and trending.
Color blocking started out as chunks of primary colors, like bright, red, blue and green all slapped together like Lego blocks. It wasn’t for everyone, but these days you’ll lots of muted, sophisticated shades out there. So if you like a quieter color palette, no problem. This classic Nic and Zoe Parker cardigan combines lots of soft, muted shades, yet is anything but boring.
|2. Monochromatic Color Blocking
If you are not a fan of high contrast, then take a look at all the lovely monochromatic color blocked sweaters out there. This interesting asymmetrical Alice and Olivia pullover combines ivory and taupe for an elegant, barely there color blocked look.
|3. Cool New Patterns
Another thing that’s new in color blocking is the way the blocks are being arranged. Here the blocks are only on the bottom half of this striking v-neck sweater and sleeves, which makes for a fresh and eye-catching look. Available in regular and plus size.
|4. Textured Color Block
Chunky and Textured Knits have been trending, and now we’re seeing this look combined with color blocking, giving sweaters a more 3d look. This Nic and Zoe Sweater also has zippers up the sides- cool!
| 5. Color Blocked Ponchos
Wraps like this Joie Janello Poncho are the newest way to color block. Earthy and rustic, this is a big look for fall and works well with jeans, or black pants and a neutral top that does not compete with the color blocking.