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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18 comments:

  1. Beautiful color blocking. The pink is amazing!

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

    Best wishes, Alexandra
    www.svetusvet.blogspot.com

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

    Valeria.
    http://myurbanmarket.blogspot.it

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  4. Such a gorgeous dress...love the colour blocking!! xx

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

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  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

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  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 :/

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  8. love the spring look

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

    Maydoll

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

    alyson
    www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

    xo
    Sue

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

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