color block outfit is a powerful thing you can shift your mood in an instant makes you smile make you feel more motivated you and give you energy or it can make you feel peaceful.
Com a little bit cold or maybe even a little sad.
Color is present everywhere in nature and the buildings around you in the sky on your skin and in your clothes which is what we’re going to talk about today.
First off what is color blocking exactly color blocking in fashion can be defined as the use of contrasting blocks or panels of solid colors so your whole outfit could be color block with different single colored items or you could also have one item in your outfits be color walked with panels of different colors does that make sense.
So in order to properly understand how to color block it’s important to first understand the color wheel don’t be overwhelmed it’s really quite easy first you have the three primary colors red blue and yellow with these colors you can form any other color on the spectrum and then you have the secondary and tertiary colors that are formed by blending the primaries together now when you look at a color wheel the colors will generally be very bright and saturated but they don’t have to be when putting together an outfit meaning there are two things you can change with any given color the brightness and the saturation by adding either black or white to any color you can make it either a little darker or a little later creating different shades of that color and you can also very the intensity of the colour by making an idea a little more saturated or a little less.
These two teachers are essentially the same color blue the second one is less saturated than the other and they’re both great but I just want to show you guys that you have options so on to the meat of the subject now your four main ways you can color block your outfit to create a visually appealing color scheme we’re gonna go into all four of those and I’m gonna be showcasing each point with some colorful statement pieces from bandits and I’m happy to have that it’s an on as a sponsor for today’s video because it’s a very nostalgic bread for me when I was a kid I used to get all of my light weight and it’s from them like all my crew neck and V. neck sweaters they would always have the largest choice of colors and the company is will so would stop by your store whenever I went back to my hometown in Paris for medium always been synonymous with fun colourful pieces and their most recent collection definitely honors that anyways you’ll get to see some of your pieces throughout the video let’s see some color blocking now.
The first and you just wait a color block is to go full monochrome simply pair different pieces of the same color for a cohesive look now the key here to not look washed out or like you’re wearing the costume it’s a very the shade and saturation of that color sure I want with some classic dark indigo jeans paired with the light blue turtleneck from Bennett ten and there have you read will cost jacket I finished off the look with some light blue trade sneakers notice how not only shades of blue different providing a clear distinction between the light blue turtleneck and a jacket but the fabrics are also different from the more rugged down into the very soft virgin wool of the turtle neck and jacket and a mix of leather and suede on the sneakers creating an interesting look where everything blends in cohesively the without any peace losing itself and makes the shades of blue.
Analogous colors or colors that sit next to each other in the color wheel if monochromatic seals to say for you using analogous colors instead is a great option to elevate your color blocking game ideally I think that to really pull them off in a color blocked outfit it will look best with three colors hi there three analogous colors or two in August and then you troll for example in this outfit I use blue and green as the analogous colors and white as the neutral I layered Benetton’s V. neck cool sweater in a nice emerald green shade over to light blue turtleneck with a pair of me blue jeans and chunky white sneakers for a throwback to the nineties five that’s further enhanced by any oversized aviators I’m wearing another combo I really like is orange and yellow in the warmer tones that’s a great combo especially for fall you can also go for some cooler shades of blue and purple and pink together there’s definitely a lot of room for experimentation.
The third way to color block is by using complimentary colors complementary colors are two colors that sit opposite to each other in the color wheel Carrington together can look amazing just like you can look disastrous the thing is that opposite colors by nature have a very strong contrast so when you put them side by side it’s almost like the enhance each other’s brightness and end up looking even bolder but there are several ways you can meet complimentary colors work beautifully together the first one is to use one of the two colors as the dominant color in the outfit and have the second one be an accent color the second is to play with different shades and avoiding overly saturated colors for example when pairing red and green together think more olive green and Burgundy rather than a full strength green and red that might have you end up looking like an actual Christmas tree the third way which can be combined with any of the other two is to have at least one piece in a neutral color to help anchor to look and avoid having it look tacky lastly instead of going for true opposites you can also go for one color A. G. since to the opposite colors providing a little less stark of a contrast for example in yellow with ultramarine blue instead of purple in this outfit I use better teams will turtleneck and a bright shade of orange as a statement piece I kept the rest of the look simple with some street fitted me blue jeans and white sneakers the navy wool jacket would be a good choice about earlier to dial down the orange a bit making blues the dominant color yeah.
Lastly the triadic color blocking method involves putting together three colors are equally distant from each other in the color wheel forming a triangle such as the three primary colors red blue and yellow or you can also go for three secondary or tertiary colors for something a little more subdued this method is definitely not for the faint of heart as the contrast created between the three colors is very stark this color block Tootie from medicine is a perfect example to illustrate the effect of a try at a color scheme it’s definitely a bold piece so I keep the rest of the outfit super pared back when wearing this unfortunately it’s a little too over size for me but if you’re a little taller and will probably fit you better for it actually looks great as a sweatshirt dress for a girl so be careful your girlfriend might just steal it from you forever.
All those single color black piece is a good option you can also opt for different items each with a different color from the tragic color schemes here I opted for Bennett since turtleneck in mustard along with solid blue jeans red Sox anchored with white sneakers by choosing one of the three colors in this case read it as a small accent piece it’s more subtle but still shows that you were very intentional with the color blocking close the loop doesn’t need another big colorful piece like a red jacket which might make the whole outfit a little too in your face another variant of this outfit that I might even like a little bit better would be to swap the genes for a pair of relaxed white pants and have the blue piece of the outfit the denim jacket layered on top of the turtle neck and still keeping the red Sox now you still have the tragic color scheme but the big chunk of white helps titleholder together you’re now fully set to match your girlfriends and you could be dressed and you both can go take some fire couple takes for granted.
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internationally on their website Bennett since pieces still have their classic colorful style the also brought in some more modern street wear inspired elements that are aligned so it’s going to be interesting to see where dago moving forward hope you enjoyed the video guys hope you learn something new about color blocking if you did please share this video with a friend or ten who might enjoy it as well I wish you an amazing day and I will see you in the next one.