|Banana Republic Top (similar)/ NY&Co. Skirt/ Steve Madden Shoes from DSW (similar)|
I loved both songs. I would draw tons of pictures to send to Captain Noah and still know all of the words to I Can Sing a Rainbow (although this was troublesome when I had to learn the color spectrum in 11th grade and thought the colors went in the order they were sung in the song - red, yellow, pink, green, purple, orange, and blue rather than ROYGBIV - who knew pink wasn't even on the spectrum!?).
Since Captain Noah, I have also been drawn to bright colors, wearing tons of neon in the 80s, mismatched bright colorful socks during my grunge-hippie phase (yep, I actually went through one of those), and now I am 100% behind the color blocking trend that seems to be all the rage this season.
Still, there are a few tips to follow to get a good color-blocking look without looking like a circus clown:
- Team colors from the same family together for a harmonious look
- Keep warm tones together
- Go for a neutral-toned shoe to keep it simple
- Enliven neutrals with neons
- Work regal purples in with contrasting, fiery oranges (see above)
- Try lime green with melon or rosebud pink for a pleasantly jarring combination
- Work accessories into the mix. Select a contrasting shoe or handbag.
- Aim for an outfit featuring different shades - three or four if you want (five and beyond is bordering on circus clown)