Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring colorblocking

Dress & belt: Dorothy Perkins, Blazer: H&M (similar here), Boots: CCC, Clutch: H&M (similar here), Necklace: Etsy, Rings: Forever 21, Sunglasses: Asos

So it seems that I was overly optimistic with my spring cleaning. Just when I put away all my winter sweaters, turtlenecks and boots, we got hit by a huge snow storm (enter 3 meters high snow heaps here). Obviously, these photos were snapped before the storm hit.
But seeing these pictures now is quite funny for another reason, too. I would never have believed that I would be the one to embrace colorblocking this wholeheartedly. My high school years were all about casual outfits, my college wardrobe was all about black and grey, and I used to shy away from bright colors (for no apparent reason). Nowadays, I've been having so much fun playing around with pinks, blues and yellows that I can't even fathom the possibility of going back to black. My rules for successful colorblocking are simple: I only stick to two bright colors, even when it comes to accessories and I alternate them to create a visually interesting ensemble. Neutral accents in black, beige or brown are always a safe bet, if you don't want to resemble a rainbow (or a parrot). 
Have you embraced colorblocking trend? What is your approach when it comes to pairing bright colors? Let me know in the comments! 

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  1. Beautiful color blocking. The pink is amazing!

  2. That wonderful necklace looks like a bunch of tasty berries :))) Pretty thing))) Nice pictures as well!
    Have a fabulous time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra

  3. Love the colors of this look. The dress and the blazer are awesome.


  4. Such a gorgeous the colour blocking!! xx

  5. Love this spring outfit of yours, really happy colours!

  6. Ha, you had me fooled, I really thought it was Spring where you are ;-) Great colours, I can't wait to get more colourful and ditch some of my blacks and greys :-) Have a lovely week ahead xo

  7. Ivana you look adorable,that look is great!Can´t wait for spring!I should wear more bright colours but still sticking to black :/

  8. love the spring look

  9. Lovely spring outfit, I love the colour of your blazer!


  10. Adore how you added the boots and blazer to this springy blazer. Makes it so perfect for right now. Gorgeous!


  11. This is darling! You look so cute and springy :)

  12. Dear Ivana, this springy look is totally adorable! Love the colors, the dress is gorgeous and fit you very well! KisseS! xo

  13. Lovely dress, it really suits you.
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    Adela x

  14. I love love your look and all lace dresses!

  15. After a morning of blog reading, it looks like I really need to get on the colored blazer bandwagon.

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  16. Hi Ivana! Your beautiful outfit brought so much brightness and optimism to my day, love this wonderful blend of colours, the dress is so pretty. The blazer is something I would definitely wear. Don't worry about the mail, I completely understand that you are busy.

  17. That's a super cute outfit! I'm just going through all posts for Monday from the blogs I follow and I'm pretty sure they're all telling me to buy a bright blazer (or they're just enabling the fact I already wanted one, or both). That's also a really cute necklace! Personally, I love colorblocking, though I do try to keep it simple (and I love to wear blacks still, anyways). I don't think I really have much of a scientific approach to it, I just toss things together until they look fun.

    Sorry about that snow dump! We didn't get quite as intense a "it's cold" moment, it's just been a steady continuation of what we've had for the past couple of months.


  18. What a beautiful color pallette! I absolutely love these bold colors, especially the statement necklace piece!

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