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1.06.2012

Trends that Won't End: Color-Blocking


Can you believe that Fashion Week starts in a month? I can't wait to see what's new and upcoming for Fall 2012. But, given the crazy long lead times in fashion, forgive me if I'm still not ready to give up one of 2011's biggest trends: Color-blocking, especially with pink and red tones.

Okay, okay, I've done it before, but I can't help coming back for more! Funny thing, I have worn this coral top (actually a dress) previously and thought it was pink. But paired up against a shocking pink skirt, the orange really comes out - it's a facet of one of my favorite pieces that I have never before noticed. You might have seen this skirt before, too, just in a different color. I loved the length and the accordion pleats so much that I bought it in hot pink and gray (and, for $12.80 at H&M, that was totally feasible).

For one of my favorite examples of the pink/red trend, see Ruffian SS2012. How about you? Any trends from 2011 that you plan to keep rocking well into 2012?




P.S. You can see outfit outakes from this photoshoot, as well as other color-blocking examples on my Tumblr page

Dress (worn as a top): Modcloth
Skirt: H&M
Cardigan: Burberry
Belt: Consigned (via Second Time Around)
Shoes: Target
Sungalsses: Tilly's
Watch: Michael Kors