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A Block of Color

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Ok – now I’m obsessed with color.
Even this morning, I was drawn to my kelly green silk dress that I had worn just once all last year. For some reason when I topped it off with a thin, navy open weave cardigan, it felt like the perfect choice for the day…and the season. A black sweater or jacket looked too heavy while white or cream was way too stark. The color blocking of green and navy was a more subtle, stylish way to wear two tones.

Whether its a slight shade difference of a color or a more drastic combination from across the color wheel, this tonal trend is making a bold statement once again this season.
Remember, keep it simple – combine up to three colors maximum or you’ll look a bit too much like that color wheel : )

Zara

Anthropologie navy cardigan


Jackie Colorblock Dress from Black Halo @ Nordstrom in West Farms, Pastiche in Old Greenwich, Togs in New Canaan, Suzie Creamcheese in Westport

Black Halo


Color Block Blouson Dress from Laundry by Shelli Segal @ Lucy’s in Westport, Paparazzi in Watertown, Lord & Taylor in Stamford, Trumbull, Westfarms, Danbury; Helen Ainson in Darien

Laundry by Shelli Segal


April Peep Toe Espadrille from B Brian Atwood @ Saks Fifth Avenue in Greenwich; www.intermixonline.com

B Brian Atwood

J Crew (photo credit NY Mag)


J Crew Suede Pencil Skirt and Knit Top @ J Crew in New Canaan, Westport, Danbury, Trumbull, New Haven, www.jcrew.com

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