Monday, July 23, 2012

Color-blocking 101- Part 2

So moving on from my 2 cents earlier on Color-blocking 101-Part 1, I am ready to spill out some more...Incidentally, part-1 continues to be my 'TOP-blog-post-viewed-and-read', you can check it out here if you haven't already. 
To recap, the Part-1 focused on getting you ready for color-blocking, keeping accessories neutral and intro to the world of color-blocked accessories. 


1. Add deep, rich-colored tees to your closet; the ones that fit you perfectly (without a jacket) and are comfy to wear. I would go ahead and say - do splurge on them as they are absolute closet essentials.
See colored denims, skirts, shorts everything can go out of trend or bore the hell out of you (I am just saying!) but a tee in a pure rich color will be your best friend forever!!  I have seen that tees usually go on sale sometime or the other. And when they do, don’t be hesitant to grab them in multiple colors. This is not the time to think that I will get another tee from a different shop. Colored tees are versatile, you can dress up (for office-wear) or dress down (on denims/shorts) and hence the rule above.
Quick Tip - If it fits, don't be shy to buy in bulk.

2. Give the colored blazers a try – not the usual navy, blues blacks or greys, try a colored blazer actually. Last summer I just did that and now I am hooked on to my pink blazer I must say. It might be too much of color for the office, but hey if you can carry it off with confidence and panache who’s to stop you wearing that (well, there’s HR but they wouldn’t mind it on Fridays I am sure ;))

3. The easiest and chic-est way to try this trend - go for a color-blocked sheath dress, like the one here.
With some metallic jewelry and pumps you are ready for a day at work or a night-out.

In part-1, I did a color blocked outfit for office/formal wear, but now its time for 'Color-blocked Casuals'. I got these coral shorts a couple of months. Man! Coral is the color, the new color for summer, the new color for fun.
I have always seen coral capris at Gap/Banana Republic but never had the guts to buy them. But when these shorts were on sale, I just had to grab them.

This outfit is also a tribute to my polo neck tee. I wore it as a part of an office-casual outfit usually on Fridays and that was about it. I just couldn’t find any creative ideas to remix it – the drab, old polo tee.
Well, polo tees are super comfy and come in rich deep-colored hues – so they perfectly fit the bill of a color blocking must-have. So here is one of the polo tees I have, back and rocking the color blocking trend. 
When color-blocking I usually prefer to go nude with my shoe-color, but you can always try some fun colors if you are in the mood for it :)


Outfit details:
Purple Polo Tee - Tommy Hilfiger Outlet store
Coral Shorts - Banana Republic
Cuff and Ring - Forever 21
Earrings - NY and Co. 
Pendant Necklace - Sears
Aviators - Tory Burch
Watch - Casio EDIFICE Chronograph (Husband's)
Nude Pumps - Payless
Bag - Coach Store, Puerto Rico 







Linking up this post with #YOLO Mondays at still being Molly and GFC Blog Hop at Life on LeRoy


P.S.: We found this awesome spot for taking pictures – greenery, a cute pond with a fountain and a bridge – now what more does a fashion blogger want, eh?

53 comments:

sonia de macedo said...

Great post, you have some great tips and I love where you chose to shoot these photos, the greenery looks great with your purple polo!

Thanks for visiting my blog and for the follow doll. Have a lovely day!
SDMxx
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Marisa- Broke With Designer Taste said...

Cute look! Perfectly preppy and in trend for summer!

Marisa
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Katie @ Lady Million said...

Purple is your color!
Following from the GFC Blog Hop :) Yahoo! Xx

Katie
Lady Million

♥ Shar said...

Hi, I'm Shar!
Your newest follower from the blog hop!

Very cute! Color blocking {and chevrons}are my fave trends this summer!

xoxo ♥ -Shar
http://sharmartinez.blogspot.com

Rekha said...

very cute and nice color combination..
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Shubhi said...

Your'e so pretty, Ashy!
Love the necklace:)


Thanks for dropping by:)

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Surbhi Suri said...

thats some really nice tips on colour blocking,and u look super fun in this outfit Ashwini !Thank u so much for ur comment on my blog,much appreciate.And yes would love to follow each other.Following now,waiting for u. Will surely visit again.
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Chic Choco said...

Good combination Ashy!

Again love your shoes! XX

PT said...

very nice photos.. you have a lovely space.. i am your new follower.. do stop by mine sometime..

http://jopreet.blogspot.com/

Juneli said...

Love the purple-coral combo and great tips on color-blocking! A beautiful backdrop too!
Love
Juneli from Fashionably Yours

Naptime Review said...

Fun pictures!!New follower from GFC hop! Love for you to stop by and return the follow. Hosting Like Me On Facebook tonight love for you to link up your page. Last week we had close to 200 pages. Hope to see you there.
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ashy said...

thank u sonia! hehe actually didnt notice but the contrast of green and purple goes well together!

ashy said...

thanks Marisa

ashy said...

thank u Rekha :)

ashy said...

thanks Katie, will def follow u back!

ashy said...

thanks shar, will follow u back. i love chevron print too, bt yet to get one

ashy said...

thanks so much Shubhi! and you r welcome :)

ashy said...

thanks Surbhi, will def follow u back :)

ashy said...

thanks Chic coco :)

ashy said...

thanks PT, will def follow u back

ashy said...

thank u Juneli :)

ashy said...

thank u so much for stopping by and following me. will def follow u back!

Dayle said...

I love those shorts - such a feminine pretty colour, you pull it off amazingly!

Tina Telli www.tinatelli.it said...

Wow, lovely blog!
I'm your follower n.59 , I hope you follow me back.
I wish you a beautiful day!
Kisses


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Melissa Enault said...

LOVE the coach bag!! Thanks for linking up at the GFC Blog Hop today! Hope you have a great week

Mara/Kristina @ Eccentric Owl said...

These are some great color blocking tips, and I love your pink shorts!

Ritu said...

you look awesome! loved the whole look... and I'm so J of your height!! lol...not a good thing to say for my first comment on your blog.
following you!
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Sammantha said...

Loving those pink shorts!!

Stop by and say hi sometime!
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ashy said...

thank u Dayle, thats so sweet of u :)

ashy said...

thanks Tina, will def follow u back

ashy said...

thanks Mara ,shorts r more of coral color than pink..

ashy said...

hehe no worries Ritu, I take that as a compliment ;)
will def follow u back

ashy said...

thank u Sammantha, will be visiting ur space soon :)

Nicholl Vincent said...

you look so cute!

Come say hi at nichollvincent.blogspot.com and have a great week!

Sapir said...

Those are some great tips! I'm thrilled to be your newest follower and would love it if you could return the follow if you get the chance and wish to :)
Best,
Sapir @ smellthewildflowers.blogspot.com

Emily Brewer said...

Fantastic tips. Just started following through GFC Blog Hop
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Style-Delights said...

Love these shorts you are wearing!! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog! BTW, I used to live in Virginia couple of years ago and absolutely loved it!!
Have a great day!
Jyoti
PS. Just checking if you are following me via GFC, as I couldn't find you in the list??

Heather said...

I love color blocking!!!! Those colors seriously look amazing together!

XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

nitika said...
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nitika said...

Nice color blocking and loved the way you balanced it with nude pumps ! :)
PS - New post is up at my blog, come over and have a look
Love
Nitika
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Street Fashion Paris said...

The color is just stunning!

ashy said...

thanks Nicholl

ashy said...

thanks Sapir!

ashy said...

thank u Emily, glad you liked the tips

ashy said...

thanks Jyoti! wow u lived in VA too? will talk rest on email :)

ashy said...

thanks Heather!

ashy said...

thanks Nitika, so nice of u :)

ashy said...

thanks!

ashy said...

thanks Melissa for the link up party :)

Ileana said...

Love this outfit, and the waterfall on it :)
Would love to follow each other, you have a very beautiful blog!
Im now following you on bloglovin and GFC
xoxo

novelstyle.blogspot.com

Miss Iffa said...

I recently stumbled across your blog and I LOVE it! I love the layout to the content and everything in between! Your style is just impeccable and your blog is simply the epitome of perfection! I lov how you're a fellow desi blogger too! I am your newest, most avid follower, I look forward to reading your future posts. I would love it if you could perhaps follow me back too? Have a lovely day!

Love from, MISSIFFA

still being [molly] said...

LOVEEE this!! such a great outfit. purple is one of my favorite colors! :) thank you so much for linking up with #yolomondays! hope to see you back again tomorrow, hun!

Pranati Nath said...

wow looking cute ..just love your outfit.

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