Summer is the season of color. Pastels, brights, tie-dyes: the options are infinite and it’s up to you how you wear them. Color blocking has been trending for quite some time now. With such extended trends, it can be hard to redefine them and make them new again. We’ve all seen the color blocked mini dress time and time again and while it’s a lovely style, it’s time for a change of pace.

This Fashionista reinvents color-blocking. The sheer top she is wearing features the perfect touch of color-blocking. The pop of electric blue on the sleeves is just the right amount of bright color without being overpowering.  On the neckline, the neon pink trim is a perfect touch of a second color. Trimming on the sleeves and hem ties the colors together making them look cohesive. The mix of these two colors is an eye-catching contrast that screams summer. When we turn to the back, there’s a fun surprise. The black exposed zipper is a unique design element that gives the top some individuality. Pairing the color-blocked top with some clean black shorts and minimal accessories lets it stay the center of attention without being overwhelming. This Fashionista’s reinvention of color blocking was a success.

Reinvent color-blocking your way. Keep the trend simple with this top from Nordstrom. This easy fitting top features an unexpected pop of yellow that creates a flattering style line on the body. The top is casual enough to wear for a day of shopping or a work picnic, just pair it with some cropped skinnies or your favorite denim shorts. Willing to try a more daring pick? This pair of shorts from PacSun embodies what color blocking is all about.  The mix of pastel colors kept separate by the seams makes these shorts look clean and crisp. The lighter color scheme keeps them from being overpowering and gives them a soft retro feel. Pair them with a simple white top to keep this look pulled together. The trick with this trend, keep it simple, let the colors speak for themselves.



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