Color block yourself

New York Fashion Week is all said and done, but how do we apply what we’ve seen on the runways into our real life closets?  Well, I think I can help.  Color blocking was a big hit this year during the Spring 2012 runway shows but  color blocking isn’t just for the models.  You too can color block with bright and vibrant hues and look stunning.

Fall is here and Winter is fast approaching, but that doesn’t mean we have to default to blacks and browns for the next six months.  I too am guilty of getting into my comfortable dark clothing zone.  If you’ve seen me out and about then you know I have a habit of wearing black on black on black with black shoes.  Yes, I’m comfortable in black.   But,  it’s time to venture out of that comfort zone and I hope you can do it with me.  If we start now, maybe by Spring we can look as good as Sarah Jessica Parker did (wearing pink and red) on the Jay Leno Show.

Let’s start with color choices.  The runways displayed a ton of  bright “look at me colors”.  Colors like bright green, yellow, orange,  pink and blue were the main vibrant hues in most of the shows during NYFW. Pairing unexpected colors together is acceptable so picking your favorites is a good start.  It’s important to like what your wearing right?.  Color pairs that work are orange & pink, red & pink, and  bright green & blue.

To get color blocking right, make sure clothing  is in solid colors, the colors are bold and bright and leave the prints alone. If you have a great look share it with us on Facebook and on Twitter.  We’ll celebrate with you by retweeting your outfits and “liking” your look on FB.  I’m eager to brighten my wardrobe, are you?







Shannon Lazovski

Shannon Lazovski is the editor and owner of  She also owns, is a MichMoms blogger for the Detroit News and is the founder of Detroit Mom Bloggers; connecting mom bloggers in the Metro Detroit area with pr firms, brands and each other for social media campaigns.  She is a freelance writer, fashion and mom blogger, service & product reviewer, image consultant and make up artist wrapped up into one little beauty obsessed package eager to share what she knows to help others shine.  She loves to collect, jewelry, handbags and heels (typically the higher the better) and cannot get enough when it comes to the subjects of beauty and  fashion.


  1. Gorgeous look! It’s very reminiscent of some of the looks from the 1980’s. Fun!

  2. Love the colorblocking trend! So glad it is still going strong 🙂

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