Good Morning Friends,
I have to say I find winter to be a tough time of year. The warm heat in the Spring and Summer shining down has a positive effect on my muscles. Heat relaxes and has a calming feeling for me. In the Winter, I feel the joints in my hands stiffen and more knots seem prevelant, causing pain and stiffness in my body. I have mentioned the possibility of having SAD ( seasonal Affective Disorder) but have never checked on it with my doctor. I know this is not the only solution, but wearing bright colors or many colors can help your frame of mind. Instead of reaching for the black, grey, dark tones we might gravitate toward this time of year, try mixing bright colors or try color blocking.
I guess I have felt my creative juices flowing a bit lately, ( with the exception of binge watching Black Mirror on Netflix) and part of my goals this year was to try new things in fashion. What’s the worst that can happen? Anyway, dressing can be an art, and I have always felt more on the artistic side, with music and my love of fashion/color.
Now on to Color Blocking. Color blocking is not a new trend, but rather, it is thought to be originated by artist. Color-blocking is thought of as the exploration of taking colors that are opposites on the color wheel and pairing them together to make interesting and complementary color combinations. It is commonly associated in fashion as a trend that originated from the artwork of Dutch painter, Piet Mondrian.” *credit-Wikipedia
Piet Mondrian’s art work was paintings using “stark lines and flat squares’, and was later used as inspiration for YSL’s designs. taking off in the 1960s.”It wasn’t long before this new trend was reaching as far as London; the youth of London began wearing ensembles that would come to be known as mod fashion.[Mod fashion much resembled the artistic style of Piet Mondrian; mismatched, solid color separates that were composed of blocks in different hues.”*Wiki
This “block” of blue-green teal – from my coat, found for a steal of $75 during the Mango Sale. I love the clean lines, one button and structured look. Plus its lighter, but warm enough for NC winters.
Typically, with color blocking you may want to keep your accessories neutral, in this case i broke up the look with a jaquard floral pattern. Zara bag from last season. Look closely, I am wearing nude fishnet tights! 🙂
This gold-mustard dress with puffy sleeves and large gold buttons caught my eye. Zara ( last year)
Have you tried color blocking? Does wearing more color in the winter months improve your mood?.
Time for TURNING HEADS TUESDAY LINKUP PARTY! LETS GET OUT OF THE WINTER DOLDRUMS AND LINKUP! THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS, THEY MAKE MY DAY!
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teal coat-Mango ( on sale!)
Gold dress- last season ( Zara) love this!
red booties- bought for $30 on Zara sale, ( out of stock, like these)
Most clicked Lisa of Coast to Coast blog
Pinterest Pic- Jennie of Pocketful of Polkadots