Black and Blue and You Can Too

One of the hottest fashion trends this season is the use of colorblocking  featuring black and royal blue. The trend of colorblocking itself is not new for this season. We have seen that trend manifest itself in one way or another for the last several years. Colorblocking is creating a look utilizing two distinct colors that compliment each other and could also effectively stand alone. Cashing in on the colorblocking craze is actually really simple. For most people, they are able to create a look utilizing pieces that they have already hanging in their closet. In the first look featured below, the outfit was created entirely of things I already owned. This is an example of using two distinct pieces to achieve the colorblocking trend. The blue blazer worn over a black tank top says I know colorblocking and I do it well. The blue and black scarf ties the entire look together. I rocked it with a black knee boot and hit the door.  In Accessories: Because You Wouldn’t Serve Cake Without the Icing,  ( ) we explored using accessories to cash in on current trends in an affordable manner. The blue and black scarf was an easy and affordable way to cash in on the hot color combination for the season without going all in and denting my pocketbook. Don’t own a blue blazer? No problem? Have no desire to own a blue blazer? No problem. The same effect can be achieved by pairing a classic black blazer with a royal blue tank top, which for most people wouldn’t even require a trip to the store. You could also pair the blazer/tank combination with a black trouser to have an office ready option.

The second look is sort of the all in version of colorblocking. This coat is the twin of the one featured in Outerwear Meets Southern Fried Style which covered choosing an affordable outerwear wardrobe ( ) and is an example of committing to a trend in a big way. If you choose this route as your trend of choice, be prepared and know that you may only get one season’s wear out of the coat. Fashion is fleeting and trends come and go at record pace. You may find that next year colorblocking is out and therefore so is your coat.

Whether you choose to go all in on a trend or merely dip your toes in the water is irrelevant. The most important thing to note is that fashion is fun and fashion can be for everyone. There are simple and affordable ways to incorporate trends into every wardrobe. Follow me and I will show you how to get there the fashion forward way, and I promise we will never break the bank.


About @mfashforward

I am a fashion obsessed working mom of twin teenagers. I have spent my career in the retail industry dressing others on a daily basis. Now, I must strike a delicate balance by remaining fashion forward and having my teenagers still acknowledge my existence. Follow me on a journey into my fashion world.

Posted on November 6, 2012, in Bargain Shopping, Fall, Fashion, Fashion Trends, Shopping, Style, Stylist and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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