What's in your closet? This blog's objectives are to share what I have classified as the Nice, No Thanks, Noteworthy, Need and Necessary in our closets in order to be well-dressed. Together we'll discover what women and men are wearing around the world, whether it's fashionable or not. Posts will include choices in different clothing categories and accessories including shoes, handbags, jewelry, scarves and ties and other such accessories.
Colour blocking is
the 2012 spring and summer fashion requirement.
Closet Content Analysis:
THANKS NOTE-WORTHY NEED
same was said of colour blocking in 2011 but maybe the regular work-a-day
population didn’t get it so we are being given a second chance. This post is
not about a clothing category but rather the colour trends for the spring and
summer of 2012.
Panetone colours for 2012 include Tangerine Tango AKA orange, Solar Power AKA
yellow, Bellflower AKA a mauvy purple, Cabaret AKA a rosy red, Sodalite Blue
AKA navy, Cockatoo AKA turquoise, Margarita AKA lime green, Sweet Lilac AKA a
pastel pinky purple, Driftwood AKA beige/grey/taupe and Starfish AKA dark
beige. Colour blocking
as presented in 2012 is bolder so that a Solar Power pair of jeans will be
topped by a Cabaret t-shirt - yellow and red by any other name. Notice no "hot pink" and no "deep purples". I will be blocking but the likelihood of Cockatoo and
Tangerine Tango will be slim. My taste will place Driftwood and Cabaret
together over the bright colour combinations.
suggests exactly that – half of
your body is clothed in one block of colour and the accessories that fall into
place in that half are a matching colour. For example: t-shirt, necklace, scarf,
earrings, bracelets, anything found in close proximity are one colour, let’s
say Bellflower and the other half, say skirt, belt and shoes in Tangerine Tango. Your bag could be either
purple or orange. Jewelry, scarves, belts, shoes and bags can provide starting
points for colour blocking.
Insofar as jewelry goes, I will be concentrating on corals and turquoise for my spring summer creations.
blocking and choosing one colour for limbs and a second for the body can end up
competing with Bozo and Bozo will always win. My preference is a maximum of two
colours. Three colours . . . once again can end up competing with Bozo depending on
NICE : I have always liked colour blocking but have stuck to the neutrals
in the past. Favourite never-ending classic colour blocking of navy and beige,
grey and beige, black and white, navy and white, pale blue and white, pale blue
and beige and white. I know . . . boring. To update the
very neutral colour blocking, white should probably be put in storage for this
summer and replaced with a bright lively colour. Or just add a third bright or neon colour to the black and white blocking you already have by updating with a 2012 colour in a purse, necklace, big earrings or stack of bangles and bracelets.
The purest and most thoughtful minds are
those which love color the most.
- John Ruskin
Hmmm? I love colour. I just am judicious in what colours I wear.
THANKS: Neon brights in two or three predominant blocks. I
just can’t do that anymore, no matter how out of fashion I might appear to be.
(Accessories, shoes and maybe a t-shirt will have to fill the neon colour block urge for
NOTE-WORTHY 1: Trendy colour purchased on the cheap.
2: The metallic for Spring and summer 2012 is
NEED: To dig through my closet and see what colourful salvage I can come
don’t like orange, don’t buy anything Tangerine Tango. That seems logical, yet
confronted with a proliferation of nothing but trendy bright colours in any season,
the frontal lobe reverts to adolescents. Be very, very careful.
your colourful comments on what to wear during the warm weather.