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Gemvara Blog » Twist on the Trend: Monochromatic Color Block

Twist on the Trend: Monochromatic Color Block

This post is part of a guest blogger series featuring Alana Brooks of The Good Girl Gone Blog.

Color blocking seems to be the trend that will never end…and I’m ok with that. You worked it this winter in bright knit tights paired with pencil skirts, skinny belts and blouses, and you’ll be wearing it again this spring with peep toe heels, candy colored capris and fun colored tops. Designers are even talking about color blocking making its way into 2013!

An interesting take on the trend brings color blocking to the next level by adding a monochromatic twist. Instead of pairing uniquely colored pieces, stick to the same general color palette and experiment with varying shades. Here’s some inspiration I pulled from the latest J.Crew catalogue:

Notice how even though the looks above contain at least 2 key pieces in the same general color, they also add an additional hue an extra playful edge. The best way to achieve that edge is definitely with your accessories; wear a fun skinny belt, try a bold statement necklace or choose a bright pair of pumps to complete the look.

Extra credit: find one item that encompasses the monochromatic trend in itself, like these amethyst and rose quartz earrings!

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