Be bold with colour blocks

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Our office went crazy this week with bold colours a new trend we’re all loving, it brought a smile to everyone’s face – worn with simple tops and finished off with a touch of ethnic in accessories.

This Colour Block fashion is one of the hottest new trends for the season. It combines the use of two or more blocks of colour in an ensemble. This could be for a top, bottom, tunic, a dress and even a handbag or shoes. Simply it means – creating an outfit by putting areas or blocks of solid color next to each other. It can include monotone, bright colours, muted colors, contrasting and complimentary colors creating an impact outfit for the summer.

We’re also pretty excited about one of our new hires, Dylana – I’m sure you all know her blog Colour Me Nana. She started Monday as our new assistant stylist!!!
I asked her to pull together a colour block outfit for us and she did it perfectly. The ocean green and peach work well together don’t you think?

Here’s her take on colour blocking;

“I love mixing and matching brightly hued pieces together into one look. It is a lot of fun, but if not done correctly, the result can be disastrous. Try to stick to just two really strong colors at one time (like electric blue and shocking pink), and only three at the most (in this case, the colors must complement each other and have similar undertones . . . think orange, pink, and yellow . . . these are my favorite colors to color block with, especially in peachy, almost pastel tones). Don’t try to get too experimental . . . it takes away from the overall effect that the color blocking trend sets out to make. You want to be statement-making, not an eyesore. Just pick your favorite color and pair it with something that meshes well, and just go for it. Keep your accessories simple, and leave behind strong patterns and prints when going for this trend. Simplicity is key when you want color to be the subject of attention in your outfit”

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jacqui -May 12, 2011, 6:35PM

where can i get those awesome green pants in the first picture????

Tiffany -May 12, 2011, 7:08PM

Love color bloking!

XOXO,

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Taylor -May 12, 2011, 7:15PM

that turquoise skirt is so pretty! The way it drapes is perfection!
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Kate -May 12, 2011, 7:45PM
ashley gale -May 12, 2011, 9:44PM

i absolutely love color blocking in fashion… and home decor! :)

Anonymous -May 13, 2011, 5:37AM

waaaaoooooo….. This site is awesome. I like the pictures and especially the template you use
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Leslie -May 13, 2011, 8:45AM

What do you guys mean when you say “ethnic”???

Everyone has an ethnicity.

priscila -May 13, 2011, 10:33PM

so great dylana is on fp! she’s the perfect fit ^^ btw, love her ‘n natalie’s blog ^^

Anonymous -May 14, 2011, 9:59AM

I Love the Urban campus in the Navy Yard !!! Free People’s Kelly is beautiful and amazing !!! You all have a wonderful work place. The entire Free People gang are wonderful, go Philly !!! I love your catalogs, and your blog is very cool !!

nini scalzo -May 15, 2011, 2:17PM

Free People really got it right to hire Dylana, not only is she talented but to boot she is extremely down to earth and real. She connects with such a broad audience of vintage & relevant tones. Im happy for FP but Im happier for us because I know she will inspire an already phenomenal company.! Felicidades!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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