Color blocking: A Quick Guide

Hello there, my fashion lovers! Today’s post is all about color blocking and how to master it like a pro. Color blocking is a trend that can be hard to pull off if you don’t know complimentary colors by hard. But no worries, I am here to help you out! Years ago, I wouldn’t dare to combine blue and green, or purple and yellow! I thought the best way to get dressed was to combined neutral colors with bright and blog ones. Now the story is different. Color blocking is my life! In the posts’ photos I didn’t go all out with the color blocking, but you can see how great the purple shorts go with the yellow accessories.


¡Hola chicas! Hoy les traigo un post con sugerencias de como llevar la tendencia color block. Esta tendencia de trata de llevar piezas de colores fuertes como el verde y el azul, ó el morado con amarillo. Hace años no me atrevía a llevar esta tendencia; no me sentía cómoda combinando colores fuertes. Ahora la historia es otra! Vivo por esta tendencia del color blocking y amo retarme a lograr más. En las fotos pueden ver como el morado y el amarillo se complementan casi a la perfección.



Here are some tips for you to rock a color blocking outfit to perfection:

1. Try simple combinations at first

If color blocking if not your go-to trend, try simple colors to combine at first. My recommendations is purple and yellow, navy blue and yellow, or hot pink and yellow. Yes, yellow is one of my favorite colors to wear with this trend.

2. Always look at a color wheel for suggestions

The color wheel will become your best friend. This trick is perfect to know what shades go perfect together.  The best way to take advantage of it, is to look for complimentary colors. My top complimentary color combinations are: navy blue and orange, military green with red accessories, and of course purple and yellow.

3. Challenge yourself by trying on outfits

If you are not sure about two colors that might go together, always try it out! I never though hot pink and orange would look so great together until I tried it on. Challenging yourself will only make you better. Plus, if you don’t feel the combination you can always scratch the outfit off your list.


Aquí les dejo unos tips para que lleven esta tendencia como unas expertas:

1. Intenta combinaciones sencillas primero

Si esta tendencia no es tu mejor amiga aún, intenta combinar colores que ya sabes que se verán bien. Mis recomendaciones para empezar son morado y amarillo, azul marino y amarillo, ó fucsia o magenta y amarillo. Sí, el amarillo es mi color favorito para combinar!

2. Siempre hagan referencia al círculo cromático

El círculo cromático será tu mejor aliado. El truco de esta tendencia esta en saber que colores combinan a la perfección. La mejor manera de sacarle provecho al círculo es mirando los colores que se complementan. Mis combinaciones de colores complementarios favoritas son: azul marino y anaranjado, verde militar con accesorios rojos, y por supuesto morado con amarillo. 

3. Hazte retos con esta tendencia

Si no estas segura de cuales colores combinan mejor, pruébatelos. La mejor manera de retarse es probarse esas combinaciones que suenan un poco locas. A mi nunca se me hubiese ocurrido llevar un look de fucsia, o magenta, y amarillo si no me lo hubiese probado primero. Reta tu mente, y si no te termina gustando la combinación táchala de la lista. 





Remember that how you wear the trends is what make your style. Always try things out and never feel too self-conscious. But if you really want to take this trend to the next level, try color blocking three colors at a time!


Recuerda que la manera en la que llevas las tendencias es lo que moldea tu estilo. Siempre hazte retos y no dejes que la inseguridad se apodere de ti. Y si quieres llevar esta tendencia al siguiente nivel, trata de crear un look con tres colores! 

XOXO Ana Cristina Mariño

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  1. These are such great tips! Love the idea of using the color wheel to come up with your color combos. You look great!

    xx emily

  2. I’ve always found it hard to colorblock because I’m someone who loves order and for everything to match. But I love when I buy an outfit and it’s already colorblocked LOL. I might give it a try for the fall season but I dk if my OCD will allow it HAHA I do like your outfit though and think the colors look really cute together 🙂

  3. I love the concept of color blocking and I think it’s a really fun way to dress up. It’s just that you have to see how the color combination works first, if it even works at all.

  4. I love mixing colors, especially in unexpected ways! Purple is such a fun color to add in your wardrobe!

  5. I love the color block look and it’s so flattering on almost everyone. To your point I think it’s important to know the color wheel to make things simple but starting simple and working from there is a great way to get started.

  6. You look smashing, lovely!! You definitely rocked that look & this is an example of color blocking done right and with taste. Really enjoyed the tips!! <3
    xox Nadia

  7. These are great tips! I feel like I’m fashion-illiterate, so I’m glad you shared color blocking with me. I hadn’t even heard of it before!

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