Aug 042012

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Outfit 1:

Dress: Alexander McQueen (also here, long sleeve version here)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (more stunning yellow clutch featured in my previous posts here and here)
Shoes: Christian Dior (similar here, great style here, both on sale now)

Outfit 2:

Dress: Robert Rodriguez (great style  here)
Bag: Alexander Wang (also here, last time featured envelope clutch here)

Outfit 3:

Dress: Kenny (turquoise version 70% off now)
Bag: Mulberry (similar here and here)

Summer is a great time to play with bold colors, and this year’s print trend adds more tricky but definitely more fun to color blocking. After all, having fun is all that matters when it comes to fashion, right?

Today’s looks are inspired by Nikki Reed. As you can see above, since her printed McQueen dress is already intricate, she wisely played color blocking by using a delicate bright yellow clutch. Her peep-toe ankle booties echoed the edgy vibe of her dress, resulting a contrast and attractive combo just like all her films.

Starting with solid colored accessories is always a great and safe way to play color blocking around a printed garment, just like what Nikki Reed did above. If you want to go further by adding another texture, keep it quiet and subtle (like outfit 2 above), and better if the prints on the two pieces are similar size.

Have fun with yours!