Can I just go out on a limb and admit I kind of hate the whole colorblocking thing? It was here for a while and then it faded away and now, all of a sudden, it has drifted back. I own one dress that technically fits the trend (navy 60′s style DVF sheath with white blocks down each side) but the fact that one of the “colors” involved is not actually a color makes me think I missed the boat on this one. For me, the random pairing of colors, especially in large, chunky ways has just always been on the “no” list. I am a metropolitan girly girl who has only three speeds: floral prints, gauzey golds or black on black. Done.
But the other day, when heading out with Josh to take in the glorious April sun and watch neighborhood kids giggle their tooshies off at Jane’s Carousel in DUMBO, I realized after we left the house that with my bag in play, I was actually working the colorblocking thing. By accident! With my white Levi’s and a tomato-red sweater from Madewell, I threw a hot pink Tiffany & Co. tote over my shoulder and hit the pavement. This made me realize that you can colorblock without wearing some bizarre mod-style dress with actual blocks of primary color all over. Here are some more ideas for you. Get happy, girls! We can do it.